DiPretoro Reaches 100 Career Goals and Nets Overtime Winner in The Mount’s Thrilling Upset of 14th-Ranked Richmond

DiPretoro Reaches 100 Career Goals and Nets Overtime Winner in The Mount’s Thrilling Upset of 14th-Ranked Richmond

Richmond, Va. (March 5, 2019) – Mount St. Mary's tied the game with just 1.4 seconds left on Luke Frankeny's fourth goal of the contest, and Chris DiPretoro won it for the Mount late in overtime on his fourth score of the game, as the Mount upset 14th-ranked Richmond, 12-11, on Tuesday. DiPretoro netted his 100th career goal in the first quarter, as he became the 13th player in program history to reach the 100-goal plateau.

The victory for Mount St. Mary's was the sixth all-time against a ranked opponent and the first since a 2013 win over #18 Bucknell.

Frankeny (4g, 2a) and DiPretoro (4g, 1a) led the way for the Mountaineers with a combined 11 points in the contest. Frankeny tallied three of his four scores in the fourth quarter, including the clutch game-tying goal in the final seconds. Jack Mangan (1g, 1a) and Matt Haggerty (1g, 1a) both added a pair of points, and Sam Stephan went 18-of-27 on face-offs while picking up 14 ground balls, marking his second-highest total of the season.

In goal, Dylan Furnback earned the win with a 14-save performance, as he collected his fifth double-digit save effort in the opening six games.

Richmond led by two goals following Mitch Savoca's tally at the 8:21 mark of the fourth, but Frankeny responded with back-to-back goals in a span of 34 seconds to tie the game at 10-all with 7:15 remaining.

With just under four minutes left, Teddy Hatfield put Richmond back on top, 11-10, with his first goal of the game.

Heading into the final minutes, the Mountaineers had multiple chances to tie the game, but shots from DiPretoro, Haggerty and Brenden McCarthy were all turned away by Richmond goalie Jack Rusbuldt.

With time winding down, DiPretoro was tied up by multiple defenders and taken to the ground, but the senior was able to keep possession of the ball and the Mountaineers got a timeout called with 9.4 seconds left. Coming out of the timeout, they worked the ball behind the cage to McCarthy, who was able to find Frankeny open in front of goal. Frankeny received the pass, spun, and fired one past Rusbuldt to tie the game with 1.4 seconds showing on the clock.

Late in the overtime period, Aaron Weisel found a wide open DiPretoro in the offensive end. DiPretoro fired a lefty shot through the five-hole for the game winner.

The victory was the Mountaineers' second in a row as they improved to 2-4 on the year. The loss dropped Richmond to an even 3-3.

Mount St. Mary's held a 47-33 shot advantage in the contest, a 41-26 margin on ground balls, and won 18-of-27 face-offs.

Tyler Shoults (4g) and Hatfield (1g, 3a) paced Richmond with four points apiece, while Ryan Lanchbury added three goals. Rusbuldt took the loss in goal despite a 15-save performance.

The Mount jumped on top quickly on Mangan's fifth goal of the season just over a minute into play. DiPretoro followed with back-to-back scores in a span of under two minutes, with his second goal putting him at 100 in his career. Later in the period, DiPretoro found Frankeny for the tally, extending the Mount's lead to 4-0 at the 3:43 mark.

Richmond finally got on the board with 1:48 left in the opening quarter on a goal from Shoults, but the Mount's Haggerty answered just 38 seconds later with his sixth goal of the year to make it a four-goal game once again.

Shoults netted his second of the game with 14 seconds left in the quarter, and the Spiders won the ensuing face-off and worked it up field to Lanchbury, who found the back of the net with six ticks left to cut the Mount lead to 5-3.

The Mountaineers dominated play in the first quarter, outshooting Richmond by a 16-7 margin while holding possession for the majority of the period.  

Stephan won the opening face-off of the second quarter for the Mount and took it all the way for the goal just nine seconds in. Minutes later, Brendan Doyle fired one past Rusbuldt for the score, increasing the Mount's advantage to 7-3.

Richmond responded with the final three goals of the half, including Shoults' third of the contest, to cut the gap to 7-6 at the break. The Mount outshot Richmond 25-19 in the first half.

Mount St. Mary's returns to Emmitsburg to face Mercer on Friday, March 8 at 12 p.m.