First Time in a Long Time: Falcons Upend ‘Hawks 3-2

By October 10, 2014 September 26th, 2015 Game Recaps

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For the first time since January 4, 2008 the Bowling Green Falcons beat inner-state foe Miami.

Tomas Sholl started between the pipes for Bowling Green while Ryan McKay started for Miami.

Bowling Green started the scoring early at 1:55 while on the power play. Mark Cooper found Kevin Dufour with a nice cross-ice pass, who snapped a wrister low on McKay’s glove side.

The scoreboard stayed at 1-0 as the teams went to the locker rooms for the first intermission. Shall turned aside seven attempts with McKay seeing 16.

The Falcons stretched their lead to 2-0 at 7:43 of the second period. While on a four on three power play Brandon Hawkins passed across the blue line to Nolan Valleau. The freshman wristed a shot that Brent Tate deflected past McKay.

But, the Redhawks would strike back just 20 seconds later as Ben Paulides wristed a shot high over Sholl’s glove.

The Falcons racked up 10 shots in the second period while Miami challenged Sholl 12 times.

Nearly half of the third period would tick down before the Falcons struck again. Ben Murphy passed across ice but his feed was deflected oh-so-slightly by a Miami skater. The puck found it’s way to Kevin Dufour who tallied his second marker of the night.

The RedHawks drew back within one as Riley Barber wristed a shot onto Sholl’s glove side.

But, the Falcons held tough and upset the #10 Miami RedHawks.

Tomas Sholl finished with 22 saves on 24 attempts. Ryan McKay turned aside 35 of 38 shots.

Bowling Green and Miami will conclude the weekend series on Sunday at 5:05p in Oxford.

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