March 1, 2011

After a Year, Presbyterian Notches Win

from press release

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Tyler Melnyk (Calgary, Alberta) and Bryden Pelletier (Nanaimo, B.C.) both scored two goals to lead the Presbyterian College Blue Hose to the 5-4 win over Manhattan this afternoon in front of 287 fans at Gaelic Park.

The win is the first for the Blue Hose since Feb. 27 of last season and improves their record to 1-2. Manhattan falls to 0-3

The Jaspers got on the board first at 1:11, but was answered about eight minutes later with Melnyk's first goal at 9:04. PC rattled off two more goals both by Pelletier (3:59 and 4:54) and led 3-1 before Manhattan cut the margin to 3-2 at 10:57 and that is how the second period would end.

Both teams traded goals in the third and fourth periods with Melnyk scoring at 7:18 in the third and Kel Harrison (Peachtree City, Ga.) at 8:29 in the fourth. PC led 5-3 until just seven seconds left in the game, when Manhattan's Justin Jensen found the back of the net to make the final score 5-4 in favor of the Blue Hose.

Manhattan held the 48-23 advantage in shots and 36-25 in ground balls.

Melynk led the team with eight shots, followed by Pelletier with three. Jon Athens (Huntingtown, Md.) picked up the win, going the distance with 27 saves.

Tyler Jarvis paced Mahattan with one goal off nine shots, while Jensen followed with his one goal off nine shots.

PC is next in action Thursday, Mar. 3 as the Blue Hose take on Yale in New Haven, Conn.

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