Oxford, OH – The Falcons drought in Oxford will continue after a final second goal by Miami earned the RedHawks a 2-1 win.
Chris Nell started his 17th game of the season for the Falcons, stopping 27 of 29 shots. The RedHawks called on Jay Williams to start in their net and made 26 saves on 27 attempts.
The Falcons struck first at 5:55 of the first period. Mark Friedman collected a loose puck at center ice and passed it to Kevin Dufour. The junior forward skated down the left wing, and wristed a shot towards the far post. The puck deflected off of Williams’ glove-side arm and trickled into the net. The goal was Dufour’s eighth of the season.
Bowling Green played a strong first period, carrying the play. The Falcons had 12 shots to the RedHawks six despite a pair of power play chances for Miami. Nell stopped all six shots he faced while Williams stopped 11 of 12 chances.
The RedHawks were finally able to get on the board at 14:45 of the second period as Alex Gacek finished off a rebound from Anthony Louis.
Miami had a bounce back effort in the second period as they fired 12 shots on Nell, scoring on one chance. The Falcons had ten shots in the second stanza, all saved by Williams.
The Falcons played a strong third period as they attempted to put the RedHawks away. But, a late one-time goal by Anthony Louis with just two seconds to play upset the Falcons.
The Falcons had seven shots in the third period while the RedHawks had nine attempts, scoring on one chance. Bowling Green drops to 13-7-5 on the season while Miami improves to 7-11-3.
The Falcons will head home and host the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves Thursday and Friday to continue WCHA play.
- Anthony Louis (MU) – GWG, 1 A
- Alex Gacek (MU) – 1 G, 1 A
- Jay Williams (MU) – 28 saves
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