Dan Marvin scored 5:50 into the second overtime period to lift St. Lawrence to a 1-0 victory over Hobart in a Liberty League game in Geneva Saturday afternoon, clinching a playoff spot for the Saints.
The Saints, now undefeated in their last 12 games, recorded their fifth overtime win of the season and improved to 12-2-2 overall and 4-0-1 in the Liberty League. The Saints will play at Hamilton, which has also clinched a playoff spot, in a key league game on Sunday.
The Saints dominated Saturday's game, outshooting the Statesmen 24-9 overall and 9-2 in shots on goal, but Hobart goalie Charlie Hale made seven saves and the Statesmen had one team save to keep the game scoreless until the mid-point of the second overtime period.
"It was a tough game, but they always seem to play us tough down here," said Saint coach Bob Durocher. "While the shot total was lopsided, it was a more closely contested game than that. They were dangerous on restarts and in transition, but our defense did a pretty good job.
"These overtime games are starting to wear on us. We had some great opportunities early, but couldn't finish them off. I think fatigue is beginning to become a factor."
Freshman Andrew Bednarsky started the play on the game-winning goal as he sent a pass back to Marvin at the top of the box and the junior forward scored into the left side of the cage for his fourth goal of the season.
Goalkeeper Nate Goss-Woliner made two saves for the Saints to record the shutout. Hobart falls to 6-6-3 overall and 0-3-1 in league play.