Alma Tops DePauw in Two Overtimes on Blustery Day at Reavis

Alma Tops DePauw in Two Overtimes on Blustery Day at Reavis

Greencastle, Ind. - Alma's Chase Hunyadi delivered the game-winning goal just 15 seconds into the second overtime as the Scots defeated the Tigers 9-8 on a snow-covered S. Page Cotton Field at Reavis Stadium. Both teams moved to 3-7 on the season.

DePauw's Facilities Management crew was able to clear the field of about an inch of slush in the hours before faceoff, but pelting sleet in the first half and heavy snow in the second and overtime made for miserable playing conditions.

The teams traded goals in the opening three minutes before DePauw added two more to take a 3-1 lead after one quarter. Alma evened the score quickly in the second and the teams swapped scores the rest of the half and headed to the intermission tied, 5-5.

Hunyadi put the Scots ahead just 1:06 into the third period, but DePauw regained the lead on goals from William Dorger and Ben Sherman in a 20-second span of one another. Hunyadi then tied it at 7-7 with 3:25 left in the third. 

As the snow rate increased, the scoring decreased in the fourth. Nate Greenberg gave DePauw an 8-7 advantage with 11:59 left in regulation before Austen Irrer evened it for Alma with 7:38 left. That's how regulation ended as neither team could manage a score.

In the four-minute first overtime, Alma outshot DePauw, 2-1, but again neither team scored. Alma won the faceoff to start the second overtime and Ben Luzar scooped up the ground ball, passed to Connor Alley who fed Hunyadi for the game winner.

Ben Davis and Will Roberts each scored two goals, while Greenberg assisted on a pair. Hunyadi led the Scots with four and Jared Nycz had three. Nycz and Alley each totaled two assists.

Charlie Robson recorded five saves for DePauw, while Alma's Cameron Stelljes had seven.

Garvey paced DePauw with nine ground balls and won 15 of the 21 faceoffs. Max Linscott totaled six ground balls for Alma.

DePauw outshot Alma, 39-25, but each team sent 15 shots on goal. Each team totaled 23 ground balls and the Tigers had 22 turnovers to Alma's 21.