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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Lake Superior settles for split at Bowling Green

Lake Superior State University found themselves down two defensemen Friday after Marty Gurnoe and Steven Kaunisto got sick on the bus ride down from the Sault. Their illnesses forced former walk-on Justin Gutwald to drive down to Bowling Green from the Sault on Friday to give LSSU a fifth defenseman.

The Lakers scored the first goal of the game with Nathan Perkovich (pictured) getting his sixth goal of the season on the power play. Bowling Green's Brandon Svendsen scored his first goal of the season midway through the first period to tie the game at 1-1.

Jeff Rainville scored his fifth goal of the season to give the Lakers a 2-1 lead midway though the second period and then captain Barnabas Birkeland added an insurance goal for the Lakers to lock up a final score of 3-1.

LSSU goaltender Jeff Jakaitis saved 34 of 35 shots on the game, while BGSU goaltender Eddie Neville made 29 stops.

The Lakers saw Bowling Green come out strong on Saturday night with the Falcons' Derek Whitmore putting a shot behind Jakaitis less than three minutes into the game.

Bowling Green was able to chase Jakaitis from the game with Tomas Petruska and Rich Meloche each scoring goals with 23 seconds of one another midway through the second period.

Trent Campbell scored his second goal of the season early in the third period to pull the Lakers within two goals and Dominic Osman pulled the Lakers to within one with a goal of his own midway through the period.

Bowling green was able to put the Lakers away with James Perkin scoring his first goal of the season to give the Falcons the 4-2 lead over LSSU.

Jakaitis made 22 saves on the 25 shots he faced before being pulled at midway through the second period. Pat Inglis made 17 saves on the 18 shots that he faced in relief of Jakaitis. BGSU goaltender Jimmy Spratt made 26 saves.

Perkovich's goal scoring streak was stopped Saturday night at six games giving him a school record for freshman consecutive games with a goal.

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