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Hockey Drops 7-4 Decision To Union College

Oct. 12, 2001

Final Stats

Notre Dame, Ind. – The Union College Dutchmen scored five third-period goals to break open a close game on the way to a 7-4 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in front of a sellout crowd of 2,721 at the Joyce Center Friday night.

Seven different Union players scored goals with Randy Dagenais’ power play goal at 10:20 of the final stanza snapping a 4-4 tie to put the Dutchmen ahead to stay at 5-4.

Notre Dame sophomore Rob Globke equalled his career best three-point game as he notched two goals and an assist including a third period penalty shot where deked Union goaltender Brandon Snee and tucked a backhander in for the goal.

The win gives Union a weekend sweep of the Irish and they’ll return to Schenectady, N.Y. with a 2-0-0 record. The Irish are now 0-2-0 for the season.

The Irish picked up where they left off on Thursday night playing a strong first period outshooting Union 10-4. Defenseman Tom Galvin put the Irish on top at 11:41 as he banked a shot off Snee from a tough angle along the goal line.

“We really played a good first period. We were able to build off our momentum from the third period of the first game,” said Irish head coach Dave Poulin. “We kept things simple and generated some good scoring chances.”

Union tied the game at 5:03 of the second stanza when Jordy Federko tapped the rebound of Matt Vagvolgyi shot past freshman goaltender Morgan Cey.

David Inman put Notre Dame back in front 2-1 as he collected Notre Dame’s first power play goal of the season at 7:19 of the second period. Inman scooped up a rebound of defenseman Brett Lebda’s shot from the high slot and flipped it over Snee who had made the initial save.

Then, Irish left wing Connor Dunlop was handed a five-minute major for boarding at 7:33 and Union capitalized with a power play goal from in front of Cey by Doug Christiansen to even the game at two heading into the second intermission.

Globke, Notre Dame’s top returning goal scorer, put the Irish ahead 3-2 at 3:41 scoring on the penalty shot. The 6-3 center was pulled down on a breakaway setting up his first goal.

“I thought the major penalty really took something out of us, but I thought Rob’s (Globke) penalty shot would spark us,” said Poulin.

Instead it seemed to bring Union back to life as the Dutchmen scored five times in the next 13:26. Jeff Hutchins tied the game at 5:24, and Kris Goodjohn scored shorthanded at 7:14 to give Union its first lead of the game at 4-3.

Globke answered back with an Irish shorthanded goal at 9:44 when Snee overskated a puck that was flipped into the zone and Globke put the biscuit into an open net.

Dagenais put Union ahead to stay with his power play marker at 10:20 and Nathan Gillies and Jeff Wilson took advantage of Notre Dame defensive breakdowns to score twice in 51 seconds at 18:09 and 19:00.

Notre Dame outshot Union on the night, 30-23. Snee made 26 stops in the game while Cey made 16 for the Irish. Union was 2-for-5 on the power play while Notre Dame was just 1-for 10.

“We are going to be a good team when we learn to play as hard as the team (Union) we played tonight did,” said Poulin. We know we are capable, we just have to start doing it.”

Notre Dame returns to action on Oct. 20-21 when the Irish travel to Columbus, Ohio to open CCHA play at Ohio State. Face off both days is at 4:05 p.m.


Union College (2-0-0) 0 2 5 – 7

Notre Dame (0-2-0) 1 1 2 – 2


First Period: ND: Tom Galvin 1 (Jake Wiegand) 11:41.

Penalties: UC: 3 for 6 minutes, ND: 2 for 4 minutes.

Second Period: UC: Jordy Federko 1 (Matt Vagvolgyi, Jeff Wilson) 5:03, ND: David Inman 2 (Brett Lebda, Rob Globke) PPG 7:19, UC: Doug Christiansen (Jordan Webb) PPG 8:23.

Penalties: UC: 6 for 12 minutes, ND: 3 for 9 minutes.

Third Period: ND: Globke 1 (penalty shot) 3:41, UC: Jeff Hutchins 2 (Joe Beal) 5:24, UC: Kris Goodjohn (Nathan Gillies, Jason Kean) SHG 7:14, ND: Globke 2 (unassisted) SHG 9:44, UC: Randy Dagenais 2 (Christiansen, Hutchins) PPG 10:20, UC: Gillies 1 (Seamus Gilligan) 18:09, UC: Wilson 1 (Gillies, Gilligan) 19:00.

Penalties: UC: 3 for 6 minutes, ND: 1 for 2 minutes.

Shots On Goal:

Union College 4 – 12 – 7 – 23

Notre Dame 10 -10 – 10 -30

Goaltender Saves:

Union College – Brandon Snee (60:00) 9 – 9 – 8 – 26

Notre Dame – Morgan Cey (60:00) 4 – 10 – 2 -16

Power Plays: UC: 2 for 5, ND: 1 for 10

Attendance: 2,721 (sellout)