Mankato, MN – The Falcons proved capable of erasing their short-memory Saturday, downing Minnesota State, 4-1, after a dominant loss the night before.
Ryan Bednard started in net for the Falcons making 20 saves on 21 shots faced. Connor LaCouvee got the nod for the Mavericks and stopped 20 shots on 23 chances.
Jake Jaremko opened the scoring for the Mavericks at 19:32 of the first period. Jaremko’s wrist shot from the face-off circle squeezed between Bednard and the post. It was a power-play goal.
The Mavericks led the Falcons in shots in the first period, seven to six.
The Falcons struck at 2:39 of the second period. Niko Coffman sent a shot from the point that LaCouvee saved but rebounded to a waiting Mitch McLain. The senior captain had a wide open net and buried the shot for his fifth goal of the season. Coffman’s assist is his first collegiate point, and Brandon Kruse had the second assist on the goal.
Bowling Green took their first lead of the weekend at 19:41 of the second period. With the Falcons skating on a five-on-three power play Alec Rauhauser wristed a shot high, beating LaCouvee for Rauhauser’s second goal of the season. Stephen Baylis and Cam Wright had the assists on the scoring play.
The Falcons finished the second period with 10 shots on net while the Mavericks had eight chances.
Bowling Green extended their lead to 3-1 just 54 seconds into the third period. Max Johnson put a loose puck home after play had broken down in front of LaCouvee. Rauhauser and Wright assisted on the five-on-three power-play goal.
Alec Rauhauser netted his second goal of the game with just 19:48 to play in the third period. The goal came on a five-on-three power play and was assisted by Connor McDonald and Baylis. The goal delivered a 4-1 win for the Falcons.
The Falcons finished the third period with eight shots on net while the Mavericks had six chances.
With the win, the Falcons improve to 6-4-3, 5-2-3-2 while the Mavericks fall to 9-4-0, 7-3-0-0.
Bowling Green will head home next weekend to welcome in-state rival Miami to the Slater Family Ice Arena.
- Alec Rauhauser (BGSU) – 2 G, 1 A
- Jake Jaremko (MSU) – 1 G
- Cam Wright (BGSU) – 2 A