Falcons Come Up Just Short in 3-2 Loss to Miami

By October 12, 2014Game Recaps

Tommy Burke started in net for the Falcons while Miami played Ryan McKay for the second game in a row.

The RedHawks opened scoring at 3:38 of the first period as Louie Belpedio shot deflected off a Falcon skater and beat a screened Burke.

Matt Pohlkamp was checked into starting goaltender Ryan McKay. McKay’s skate got stuck and he appeared to tweak his lower body. Jay Williams entered for McKay at 6:15 of the first period.

Bowling Green drew to even at 12:19 while on the power play. Mark Cooper took a wristed a shot on Jay Williams. The rebound slid across to Dufour who was set up on the backdoor and poked it in.

Tommy Burke ended up with 11 saves on 12 attempts. Ryan McKay made two saves before his injury. Jay Williams made 10 saves on 11 attempts.

Miami retook the lead at 1:29 of the second period. Matthew Caito fired a shot from the point that was deflected by Sean Kuraly over Burke’s shoulder. The marker was a power play goal.

Sean Kuraly tallied his second goal of the game at 14:47. Just like his first marker Matthew Caito assisted on the goal. Caito fired a shot on to Burke that rebounded directly to Kuraly.

Jay Williams wasn’t challenged often in the second period, turning aside all five shots he faced. Burke faced 15 shots and stopped 13 of them.

Mark Friedman earned a puck for the mantle as he scored his first collegiate goal at 3:05 with assists by Valleau and Reichert.

The Falcons would come out on the losing end however as they couldn’t get the tying marker.

Burke finished with 26 shots on 29 saves while Williams stopped 23 of 25 attempts. McKay stopped two pucks in his 6:15 of action.

Bowling Green will be on the road next weekend as they head to Hunstville, Alabama to face the Chargers. It will be the Falcon’s WCHA opener.

Drew Evans

About Drew Evans

Drew is a co-founder and the editor for BGSUHockey.com. When he's not in the press box he makes (legal) drugs at a northwest Ohio compounding pharmacy. Drew is entering his eighth season covering Falcon hockey and has been a fan of the program since his time as a student beginning in 2003. He can be reached on Twitter @BGSUHockeySite and by e-mail at Drew@bgsuhockey.com.

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