The Falcon’s struggle to put teams away continued tonight as they were unable to hang on to a lead in the third period, taking the 4-3 to the Lake Superior Lakers.
Bowling Green opened the scoring as Dajon Mingo scored his first goal of the season at 14:24 of the first period. The puck struck an official on an attempted clear and found Mingo’s stick. The sophomore forward skated the puck into the faceoff circle and beat a screened Murdoch.
The Lakers managed to tie the game at the end of the second period at 19:49. The Falcons were unable to clear the puck out of their zone as Colin Campbell passed from the halfboard to Dan Radke. Radke snapped a wrist shot off the post and into the twine.
Lake Superior didn’t wait long in the third to take a 2-1 lead. At 2:25 Andrew Perrault shot from Sholl’s blocker side facoeff circle. Garrett Clemmen deflected the puck and managed to beat Sholl.
Just forty seconds later Dan DeSalvo skated the puck in and wristed a shot on Murdoch’s glove side. Murdoch got a portion of the puck but it still managed to get past the goaltender.
Mingo tallied his second marker of the night at 6:48. Brent Tate found Mingo sitting in the slot, who snapped a rocket past Murdoch to take the 3-2 lead. But the lead wasn’t safe as Eric Drapluk found Dan Radke who snapped a wrister past Sholl at 11:03.
The Lakers were able to get another late lead at 14:02. Bryce Schmitt bombed a slapshot over Sholl’s shoulder from a puck that had been blocked on an initial shot from Andrew Dommett. The score remained at 4-3 for the rest of the contest as the Lakers swept the Falcons.
“Ultimately a very frustrating time right now. When times like this happen you have games like last night and tonight,” Coach Bergeron said after the game. “We got to find a way out of it, the only way is going to be through work and through leadership.”
The power play was strong overall on the weekend for the Falcons even though they weren’t able to convert tonight. “We’re going to need the power play to get us out of this funk,” Bergeron said during the post game.
While disappointed the team wasn’t able to get a win, Mingo was happy to stop his scoring drought, “It felt good to get my two goals. It’s been awhile since I scored, since last year. It felt really good.”
Bowling Green (6-7-3, 4-5-1) will travel home for their next two games as they welcome Alabama-Huntsville (0-13-0, 0-8-0) to the BGSU Ice Arena. Lake Superior (9-4-1, 5-3-0) hosts the WCHA’s #1 team Ferris State.
Post Game Interviews
Head Coach Chris Bergeron
Sophomore Forward Dajon Mingo