Massachusetts upsets No. 1 Ohio State 6-3 behind three-point night from Makar

 (THOMAS KENDALL/THOM KENDALL FOR UMASS ATHLETICS)
UMass sophomore defenseman Cale Makar continued a torrid start to his season, notching a goal and two assists as the Minutemen upset No. 1 Ohio State in Columbus 6-3 (photo: Thomas Kendall/UMass Athletics).

The nation’s No. 1 team has fallen.

Two weeks into their reign as the top team, Ohio State ran into upstart UMass and fell 6-3 in the Buckeyes home opener.

Bobby Trivigno scored two goals for the Minutemen and top NHL prospect Cale Makar scored a goal and two assists in the victory.

UMass jumped out to a 3-0 lead onto the have Ohio State climb within a goal on back-to-back second period tallies by Carson Meyer.

But a three-goal third period for UMass put this game away, improving the Minutemen to 3-0-0 on the young season.

The clubs will complete their two-game series on Saturday.

No. 20 Union 4, No. 12 Northeastern 3 (OT)
Union rallied from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to force overtime where Cole Maier scored his fourth goal of the season to earn the road win over No. 12 Northeastern for the 20th-ranked Dutchmen.

After Lincoln Griffin and Tyler Madden scored early for the Huskies, Brett Supinski netted goals 2 minutes, 10 seconds apart to even the game through one.

Liam Pecararo gave Northeastern the lead in the second, but Sebastian Vidmar’s goal at 1:57 of the third tied the game and forced overtime.

Northeastern held a 40-29 shots advantage in the game. The two teams will rematch on Saturday in the USCHO Game of the Week.

Quinnipiac 1, No. 18 Boston College 0
Chase Priskie’s goal with 2:25 remaining the in opening period turned out to be the only tally of the game as Quinnipiac goaltender Keith Petruzelli stopped all 21 shots he faced in a 1-0 victory over the No. 18 Eagles.

The win improved the Bobcats early-season record to 3-0-0, while BC drops to 0-3-0.

No. 7 Minnesota State 7, No. 16 North Dakota 4

Max Coatta notched a hat trick and Parker Tuomie added two goals, his third and fourth of the season as No. 7 Minnesota State skated to a road victory over North Dakota in Grand Forks.

The Fighting Hawks held early leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before allowing three straight goals to the Mavericks, two to Coatta and one to Tuomie.

North Dakota drew close late, when Ludvig Hoff scored late in the second to cut the lead to 6-4.

But a Marc Michaelis’ third period empty-net goal allowed Minnesota State to earn the victory and improve to 3-0-0. North Dakota still is looking for its first win at 0-2-1.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Damn shame that BC is now 0-3, with losses to the both unranked Wisconsin and Quinnipiac. It is literally breaking my heart…

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