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Monday, November 16, 2009

Michigan Tech manages split on the road

By Andy Bourdeau / MTU Beat Writer

Michigan Tech traveled to the DECC to face nationally-ranked Minnesota Duluth for a two-game series this past weekend. The Huskies were battling the flu, but managed a split with a 3-2 victory Friday and 8-1 loss on Saturday.

UMD carried the play all weekend, but the Huskies had excellent goaltending from Kevin Genoe and a couple nice bounces Friday to steal the win. Goals came off the sticks of captain Malcolm Gwilliam, Steven Siego and Eli Vlaisavljevich.

Genoe stopped 48 of 50 shots and started both games for the Huskies (3-7-0 overall, 2-6-0 WCHA).

Saturday was all Bulldogs, as they scored eight goals before Brett Olson scored the lone Husky goal in the third.

Genoe and Josh Robinson combined for 30 saves on the night.

“Give Duluth credit, they played well,” said MTU head coach Jamie Russell. “Our goalies weren’t as steady tonight. Duluth just really played well"

Michigan Tech has next weekend off, then travels to Mankato, Minn., for a series with Minnesota State Thanksgiving weekend.

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