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February 27, 2005

When you know you have to play very well to win and catch the other team off a little and the opposite happens the result is not good and that is what happened yesterday - Trinity played very well for 60 minutes and got off to a quick lead halfway through the first period with three quick goals, similar to their explosion last week in the second period - we made it 3-1 late in the period, Hurd from O'Connell and Murphy - that seemed to carry over in the second period for the first 6 or 7 minutes but Trinity scores at the 9 and 18 minute mark put a damper on things, but we did respond with a goal before the period ended, McCarthy from Gimbel, to make it 5-2 after two - the third period we can forget about - we took too many penalties, allowed 4 PP goals for the 9-2 final - not what we had in mind but I will say the effort was there on our part for 60 minutes, we just got beat soundly by a very good team that should win the tourney and go on to play well in the NCAA tourney

This loss does not diminish the fact that we had a very good season and the outlook for the future is good - our play against traditional rivals was encouraging, the coaching was very good and the attitude, particularly in the second semester, was terrific - we should not be discouraged in the least

Notes - playing their last game were seniors John Hurd (who got his 50th goal), Jason Boudrow who showed what a senior citizen can do, Matt Kniaz a special teams expert and Sean Hayes carrying on a family hardnosed tradition -- in different ways they will all be missed along with their families

I think the banquet will be 4/14, Thu, on campus, a little less elaborate but should be fun

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