Beau Christian kicked out 34 shots but it wasn't enough as Hamline dropped a 3-2 OT decision to St. Thomas at Vadnais Heights Sports Complex Friday night. The saving grace of the night might have been it was a non-conference game that doesn't count in the MIAC standings.
The pace of this game, though, was anything but leisurely. UST came out flying, sending eight shots at Christian in the first five minutes of play. The senior held firm and his teammates gradually began to respond with shots of their own. Nick Widing found the back of the net at 16:45 of the period to give HU a 1-0 lead. Brian Arrigoni pushed it to 2-0 59 seconds into the second period with his team high 6th goal of the year. But the Tommies fought back to tie the game at 2 after two periods. Christian made 16 saves alone in that period. Hamline also had a goal disallowed in the period.
The Pipers had two full power plays and part of another one in the third period but couldn't get the go-ahead goal. Christian made sure the visitors didn't either and the Pipers went overtime for the second game in a row and fourth time in 11 games this season. UST scored on a scramble 102 seconds into the extra period to send Hamline to a 5-6 overall mark.
HU returns to action next Friday with a non-conference at Milwaukee School of Engineering.
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