ROCHESTER – Nazareth College scored a power-play goal with only 45 seconds remaining and the Golden Flyers knocked off nationally ranked No. 9/13 Utica College 4-3 in a United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) game Friday night.

Defending UCHC champion Utica College (2-1 UCHC, 2-3 overall) had won its first two conference games of the season 5-1 and 8-1, but Nazareth College (1-0-2 UCHC, 2-0-3) took a 2-0 lead in the first 9:06 Friday night and the Golden Flyers never trailed.

Utica freshman Nick Yzaguirre cut the 2-1 deficit in half with his first goal of the season late in the first period, and Regen Cavanagh scored the only goal of the second period – his fourth of the season – to tie it at 2-2.

Nazareth regained the lead on Mateo Capriotti's unassisted goal just 4:48 into the third period. The Golden Flyers held that 3-2 edge until UC's Joey Rutkowski, the junior defenseman from Rome, tied it up again when he scored his first goal of the season with 7:26 left in regulation.

The Pioneers had killed off nearly all of a late hooking penalty when Nazareth's power play, until then 0 for 5, produced the game-winning goal by David Powlowski in the final minute.

It was the second goal of the night for Powlowski, who opened the scoring at 1:41 of the first period and assisted on another Nazareth goal by Justin Miller at 9:06.

Utica outshot the Golden Flyers 41-33, including 21-9 in the second period. Goaltender Sean Dickson (2-2-0) made 29 saves for the Pioneers and Nazareth's Michael Tilford finished with 38 saves.

Utica College has a week off before traveling to Lebanon Valley College next Friday, Nov. 16.


Utica College women's

hockey improves to 5-0

Five different players scored and goalie Bria Reilly, made 14 saves for her second straight shutout and the Utica College women's hockey team improved to 5-0 with Friday afternoon's 5-0 win over Chatham University in a United Collegiate Hockey Conference game at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

Utica (3-0 UCHC, 5-0) has outscored its last three opponents 15-0, and the Pioneers y wrap up their season series with Chatham (1-2 UCHC, 1-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Whitestown Communitry Center.

Kayla Dion, Lexi Stanisweski and Elizabeth Dohner had a goal and an assist each, and Olivia Hirschy and Taylor Dion also scored for Utica. The Pioneers outshot Chatham 35-14.