Bowling Green, OH – The Falcons re-discovered some of their missing confidence this weekend as they finished off a weekend sweep of the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves with a 4-1 win Saturday night.
Kris Carlson turned aside 24 of 28 shots faced for the Seawolves, while Zack Rose stopped 10 of 11 shots faced for his first collegiate win.
The Seawolves scored the game’s first goal at 10:39 after Luc Brown re-directed a pass from Zach Nazzarett over Rose’s shoulder.
The Falcons responded at 17:27 with a goal by Casey Linkenheld. Frederic Letourneau found Linkenheld in front of the Seawolves bench to tie the score at 1-1. Connor Ford had the second assist on the scoring play.
Bowling Green dominated Alaska-Anchorage in shots in the first period, as they racked up 13 chances while holding UAA to just three.
The Falcons took their first lead of the game with a power-play goal at 2:47. Tim Theocharidis’ one-time blast from the point cleared Carlson’s shoulder for his second goal of the season. Taylor Schneider and Letourneau assisted on the play.
Bowling Green extended its lead to 3-1 at 16:05 of the second period. Adam Pitters won an offensive zone faceoff and sent a shot on net. His rebound came to Adam Conquest who potted his third goal of the season.
Bowling Green again dominated play in the middle frame as they racked up another 13 chances while allowing just five opportunities for Alaska-Anchorage.
The Falcons added an insurance goal at 8:49 of the final period. Sam Craggs’ got a piece of a Jacob Dalton pass to push the score to 4-1. Theocharidis had the second assist on the play.
Bowling Green had six shots in the third period while Alaska Anchorage had three.
With the win, Bowling Green improves to 15-13-2, 10-10-2-2. Alaska-Anchorage falls to 4-18-6, 4-15-5-3.
The Falcons will travel to Fairbanks, Alaska next weekend in a pivotal matchup for playoff positioning.