Sunday, February 13, 2005
Bulldogs Sweep, Lakers Split
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA- The Ferris State Bulldogs (11-17-4, 6-14-4 CCHA) got a rare treat over the weekend as they went on the road and swept the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Joyce Center.
Friday night the ‘Dogs snapped a season-high, 8-game winless streak with a 4-3 win over the Irish.
Jeff Legue and Jim Jorgensen put FSU out to a quick 2-0 first period lead.
Derek Nesbitt scored at 3:53 of the second period to make it a 3-1 Ferris lead, but the Irish fought back and tied the score with a pair of markers before the period was out.
Then with just 53 seconds remaining in the third period, sophomore Matt Verdone scored a short handed marker to give Ferris the victory.
Derek MacIntyre helped preserve the FSU win with 21 saves.
Noah Babin and Mark Van Guilder paced the home team with a goal and assist each and Morgan Cey made 36 saves.
Saturday night the Bulldogs completed their first road sweep and just second overall sweep this season with a 4-2 win over the Golden Domers.
Nesbitt led the way for FSU with a goal and two assists. Verdone, Greg Rallo, and Legue also scored for the Bulldogs and MacIntyre made 17 saves for the win.
Noah Babin and Cory McLean and David Brown made 25 stops as the Irish lost their third straight. ND has not won a game since a 2-1 win over Rensselaer on January 2.
The Bulldogs will get a week off to enjoy their sweep and then host the Northern Michigan Wildcats back in Big Rapids on February 25 and 26.
OXFORD, OHIO-- The Lake Superior State Lakers (8-16-6, 7-10-5 CCHA) broke out of an ugly slump over the weekend as they split a two game series with the Miami RedHawks in Oxford, Ohio.
On Friday night the Lakers finally ended their season-high, 8-game winless skid as they held off the RedHawks, 3-2, at the Goggin Ice Arena.
Nathan Ward helped the Lakers sail out to a 3-0 nothing lead with a pair of goals and assist.
Matt Violin weathered the storm in net for LSSU, stopping 31 of 33 shots.
The Lakers also helped themselves with a fine special team’s effort, going 1-2 on the power-play and holding the Hawks to an 0-4 night with the man-advantage.
The Hawks got their revenge on Saturday as they hammered the Lakers, 8-3.
Andy Greene paced the RedHawks attack with a pair of goals and three assists.
Jon Booras, Dan Eves, and Derek Smith all scored for the Lakers who have now lost three of their last four games and have just one win in their last ten contests.
The Lakers will return home and host Nebraska-Omaha for a pair at the Taffy Able Arena next weekend.