Tomas Sholl took the crease for Bowling Green while Stephon Williams manned the Maverick’s net.
Tyler Spezia netted the Falcon’s first goal at just 3:31 of the first period. Dan DeSalvo passed to Adam Berkle who wristed a strong shot onto Williams. The rebound came off his pads directly to Spezia’s stick who found a wide-open net.
The Mavericks tied the game up at 10:21 of the second period as Casey Nelson and Matt Leitner completed a passing play on the power play that Jean-Paul Lafontaine converted.
The Mavericks carried play through most of the first period getting 12 shots on Sholl. The Falcons struggled after their goal and only challenged Williams six times in the first frame.
Minnesota State took a 2-1 lead at 1:16 of the second period. Casey Nelson picked up his second point of the game on a bullion shot that beat a screened Sholl. Lafontaine and Brad McClure assisted on the even strength marker.
The Mavericks tallied their third marker as Bruce Gervais managed to squeak the puck past Sholl on the doorstop at 4:04 of the second.
Bryce Gervais scored his second goal of the night at 14:59. Sholl was playing in the butterfly before Gervais found the loose puck and roofed it over Sholl’s glove hand. C.J. Franklin and and Blake Thompson assisted on the goal.
Stephon Williams was challenged eight times with shots stopping them all. Sholl faced 11 shots and stopped eight of them.
Tyler Spezia notched his second goal of the game at just 33 second of the third period on a 2-on-1 breakaway. Adam Berkle and Sean Walker assisted on the goal.
Bryce Gervais nailed the coffin shut on the Falcons at 16:08 with a hat trick goal that went through Sholl’s five hole, extending the lead to 5-2.
With the win the Mavericks move to 5-2-0, 3-0-0 on the year. The Falcons fall to 4-2-1, 2-1-0 in the early campaign.