Anchorage, AK – The 17th-ranked Falcons led Friday’s game against Alaska-Anchorage wire-to-wire en route to a 3-1 win.
Eric Dop started in net for Bowling Green, stopping 15 of 16 shots faced. Kristian Stead had 34 saves on 37 attempts for Alaska-Anchorage.
Bowling Green opened the game’s scoring early at 2:36 of the first period. Alec Rauhauser’s shot from the near faceoff circle beat Stead for his fifth goal of the season. T.J. Lloyd and Adam Pitters assisted on the play, with Pitter’s assist being his first collegiate point.
The Falcons extended their lead to 2-0 at 17:27. Brandon Kruse spun around in the near faceoff circle before feeding the puck to Cam Wright. His wrist shot from the slot found net for his seventh goal of the season.
Bowling Green had 12 shots in the opening period while Alaska-Anchorage had just three chances on net.
The Falcons scored their third goal at 1:18 of the second period. Connor Ford found himself as the recipient of a loose puck, scoring his fifth goal of the season.
Bowling Green had 17 shots in the middle frame while Alaska-Anchorage had seven attempts.
The Seawolves finally broke through with a goal of their own at 1:35 of the third period. Nick Wicks wrist shot cut the Falcons’ lead to 3-1.
Alaska-Anchorage pulled Stead of the extra attacker with just under three minutes to play in the third period. But, the Falcons kept the Seawolves off the board in the final frame.
Bowling Green had eight shots in the third period while Alaska-Anchorage had six chances.
With the win, the Falcons improve to 6-4-0, 3-2-0-0 on the season. The Seawolves fall to 2-5-2, 2-2-1-1.
The teams will conclude their weekend series Saturday at 9:07 PM.
- Cam Wright (BGSU) – GWG
- Connor Ford (BGSU) – 1 G
- Alec Rauhauser (BGSU) – 1 G