Bowling Green, OH – The 15th-ranked Falcons were unable to hold on to a third period lead Friday. Three unanswered goals by Alabama-Huntsville gave the Chargers the 4-2 win.
Mark Sinclair started in net for the Chargers, stopping 28 of 30 shots faced. Ryan Bednard had 14 saves on 16 shots faced for the Falcons.
Neither team solved the opposing goaltender in the first period, sending both teams to the intermission with a scoreless tie.
Both teams had seven shots aside.
The Falcons finally broke through with a goal at 5:06 of the second period. Sam Craggs’ initial shot on the doorstep was stymied. But, the sophomore forward forced the puck over the goal line for his seventh marker of the season. The goal was assisted by John Schilling and Connor McDonald.
Bowling Green had 11 shots in the middle frame while Alabama-Huntsville had three chances.
Alabama-Huntsville struck back at 3:49 of the third period. Madison Dunn tucked the puck in on a wraparound chance to tie the game at 1-1.
The Chargers took their first lead just a few moments later at 5:50 of the third period. Jesper Ohrvall’s wrist shot caught Bednard’s glove but still managed to get past the junior netminder, giving Alabama-Huntsville a 2-1 lead.
UAH scored their third-straight goal at 7:43 of the third period. Hans Gorowsky buried a rebound chance to push the Chargers’ lead to 3-2.
The Falcons finally stopped the bleeding at 12:00 of the third period. Jacob Dalton fired a laser from the point that beat Sinclair clean for Dalton’s second goal of the season. The goal was assisted by Lukas and Sam Craggs.
Bowling Green pulled Bednard for an extra-attacker, but an empty-net goal by Connor Merkley sealed the 4-2 win for the Chargers.
The Falcons had 12 shots in the final period while the Chargers had eight chances.
With the loss, the Falcons fall to 20-9-4, 15-8-3-2 on the season. The Chargers improve to 8-25-2, 8-17-2-2.
The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 7:07 PM.
- Hans Gorowsky (UAH) – 1 G
- Mark Sinclair (UAH) – 28 saves
- Sam Craggs (BGSU) – 1 G, 1 A
Head Coach Chris Bergeron
Junior Defenseman Jacob Dalton