Men’s Hockey | Mavericks earn 4-2 win over Falcons on Saturday – Minnesota State University
Mankato, Minn.— #8 Minnesota State received goals from four different players and a senior forward Cade Borchardt had three assists en route to a 4-2 win over Bowling Green on Saturday at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center.
The Mavericks, who are now 5-3-0 for the season with tonight’s result, are 2-0-0 in CCHA games.
The score was tied 1-1 at the end of the first period of action.
junior center by David Silye a shot from the top of the slot filtered for the first goal of the game at 4:15 of the opening period. The Falcons responded at 10:30 a.m. when they advanced Chase Gresock of life by Max Coyle shot from the point past goalkeeper Maverick Keenan Rancier and after 20 minutes of action, the two teams headed to the locker room tied 1-1.
BGSU took a 2-1 lead at 2:36 of the second when Quinn Emerson scored on a shorthanded breakaway. The Mavericks, however, responded at 6:13 p.m. after Brendan Furry recovered a rebound on a shot from Cade Borchardt to score his second goal of the weekend and after two the score was 2-2.
Minnesota State scored twice in the third to cancel out the victory.
Just seven seconds into the third period, senior center by Sam Morton shot along the rhythm of the ice Christian Steve with the Lafayette, Colorado native’s sixth goal of the season, this one on the power play, making it a 3-2 lead for Minnesota State. First-year student Adam Eisele got his first goal as the Mavericks, putting the puck in the net at 10:12 on a rebound chance to close the scoring.
The Mavericks outscored the Falcons 34-11 in the game and have now won Bowling Green’s last 11 meetings. Senior striker Cade Borchardt had a three-assist night marking the second time in his MSU career he has accomplished this feat (he also had three assists against Lake Superior State on Jan. 15, 2021. Morton’s goal is his second game-winning tally of the season.
First year guard Keenan Rancier made nine saves in the game and ties his record at 2-2-0 this season.
Next up for Minnesota State is a CCHA home-and-home series with state foe St. Thomas. The Mavericks will face off in St. Paul on Friday before a rematch in Mankato on Saturday.
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