Bowling Green, OH – The 10th-ranked Falcons earned a weekend split Saturday with a bounce-back effort against the Lake Superior Lakers, winning 5-2.
Ryan Bednard started in net for the Falcons, stopping 21 of 23 shots faced. Mareks Mitens had 21 saves on 25 attempts for the Lakers.
Alec Rauhauser opened the game’s scoring at 9:22 of the first period on the power play. Cam Wright fed the puck to Rauhauser who skated across the blueline before sending a wrist shot high that beat a screened Mitens. It was Rauhauser’s first goal of the season.
The Lakers responded with a tying goal at 13:27 of the opening period. The Falcons turned the puck over behind their own net to Ashton Calder who found Diego Cuglietta in the slot. Cuglietta’s shot beat Bednard who had to scramble back to his net.
Bowling Green retook the lead at 19:33 of the first period. Jacob Dalton started a breakaway to Brandon Kruse, who sent a pass across the slot to a crashing Rauhauser. The defenseman re-directed the pass past Mitens for his second goal of the game.
Lake Superior had 12 shots on net in the first period while Bowling Green had eight chances.
Lake Superior pushed the game back to a tie at 9:10 of the second period. The Falcons turned the puck over at center ice to Diego Cuglietta, who skated in on Bednard and beat him low.
The Falcons had nine shots in the second period while the Lakers had four.
Bowling Green took their third lead of the game at 11:16 of the third period. Tim Theocharidis fed the puck to his defensive partner Will Cullen who scored his first collegiate goal with a wrist shot that squeezed in between the far post and Mitens.
The Falcons pushed their lead to 4-2 at 16:15 of the third period. Taylor Schneider skated the puck off the boards, across the slot and netted a wrist shot for his third goal of the season.
The Lakers pulled Mitens with 3:23 to play in the final period for the extra attacker, but a Frederic Letourneau scored an empty-net goal at 18:17 to seal the 5-2 win.
Bowling Green had nine shots in the final period while Lake Superior had seven.
With the win, Bowling Green improves to 8-3-2, 3-2-1-1 while the Lakers fall to 6-3-1, 3-2-1-0.
The Falcons will head to Plymouth, Michigan to face the USA Hockey Under-18 team in an exhibition game.
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- Alec Rauhauser (BGSU) – 2 G
- Will Cullen (BGSU) – GWG
- Diego Cuglietta (LSSU) – 1 G
Head Coach Chris Bergeron
Junior Defenseman Alec Rauhauser