Eric Dop started in net for the Falcons making 13 saves on 18 shots faced before being pulled in the second intermission. Ryan Bednard had 10 stops on 11 shots faced in relief.
Connor LaCouvee got the nod for the Mavericks and had 24 stops on 25 Falcon chances.
Minnesota State opened the game’s scoring at 3:57 of the first period. Parker Toumie’s pass from the corner found Brad McClure who was skating across the crease. McClure got off a quick shot that beat Dop.
The Mavs added to their lead at 7:12 of the first period when Reggie Lutz scored a wraparound goal after Dop was caught hugging the opposite post.
The Falcons finished the first period with 10 shots on net while the Mavericks had six chances.
Bowling Green got on the board at 6:09 of the second period. While skating on the power play Cam Wright found Stephen Baylis in the far face-off circle. Baylis’ one-time blast beat LaCouvee for his fifth goal of the season. Max Johnson had the second assist on the play.
Ian Scheid gave the Mavericks a 3-1 lead at 11:05 of the second period. Scheid skated into Falcons’ zone and buried a wrist shot from the deep slot to give Minnesota State their second power-play goal of the game. Scheid added another power-play goal at 17:09 of the second period to extend Minnesota State’s lead to 4-1.
Jake Jaremko’s rebound goal at 18:48 capped the scoring in the middle period as Minnesota State carried a 5-1 lead into the third period.
Ryan Bednard entered the game in the third period to replace Dop in net.
Bowling Green was outshot by Minnesota State 12-9 in the second period.
Walker Duehr gave the Mavs their sixth goal of the game at 2:46 of the third period after finishing off a centering pass from Nicolas Rivera. That goal would be the game’s final as the Falcons fell to the Mavericks 6-1.
With the loss, the Falcons fall to 5-4-3, 4-2-3-2 on the season. The Mavericks improve to 9-3-0, 7-2-0-0.
The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 8:07 PM.
- Jake Jaremko (MSU) – 1 G, 2 A
- Ian Scheid (MSU) – 2 G
- Reggie Lutz (MSU) – 1 G, 1 A