The Essex 73's hosted the Dorchester Dolphins in Game 1 of their Schmalz Cup series on March 18, 2014. (Ricardo Veneza)

Essex Falls To Dorchester

The Essex 73’s dropped a close 6-5 decision to Dorchester in the Schmalz Cup quarter-final.

The 73’s rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the third period, but Essex was unable to complete the rally.

The loss ties the series up a 2-2.

Game 5 goes Friday night in Essex.