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Ulmer's OT goal gives ice hockey first win of NCAA era

Ulmer's OT goal gives ice hockey first win of NCAA era

SHELTON, Conn. – Dakota Ulmer scored his first goal of the season 50 seconds into overtime to give the Bryn Athyn College ice hockey team its first win of the NCAA era, 6-5 over Division II Post University Saturday afternoon in the Sports Center of Connecticut.

Ulmer scored the game-winner, on his only shot of the contest, shortly after an offensive zone face-off win by Alec Grollman.

The goal capped off a tremendous offense performance by the Lions (1-2-0). Bryn Athyn fired a season-high 53 shots at the Post goal and finished up 2-for-6 on the power play.

Bryn Athyn and Post entered the third period tied at two.

The Lions appeared to have taken control of the game, scoring three goals in a 2:03 span to open up a 5-2 advantage. Playing in his first game of the season, Zach Pamaylaon recorded back-to-back goals to give Bryn Athyn a two-goal lead. His first goal came on the power play at 8:07 and broke the two-all deadlock. Pamaylaon struck again at 9:29 with an even-strength goal that was assisted by Alex Tan. Julion Lever capped the surge 41 seconds later to put Bryn Athyn up three.

Post (0-1-0) finished the period with a furious rally, finished off by a Tyler Hackett goal with Brandon Brown pulled for an extra attack with two seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Lucas Smith got things going for the host Eagles at the 12:01 mark by scoring an even-strength goal assisted by Christopher Harris and Hackett. Harris pulled Post within 5-4 with an unassisted tally at 13:25.

Despite being outshot 15-6 in the opening round, Post had a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play thanks to Hackett's first goal of the afternoon at 4:03.

Bryn Athyn came back midway through the second period with goals from Vojtech Luza and Brycon Johnson to take a 2-1 advantage with 14:57. Johnson's goal, assisted by Ulmer and Tan, came on the power play. Evan Lugo tied the game at two with 2:47 left in the second.

McKenzie Chalmers stopped 24 shots to record his first win of the season. Brown had 47 saves for the Eagles.

Bryn Athyn and Post finish their weekend series on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:45 in the Sports Center of Connecticut.