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Monday, November 09, 2009

Michigan Tech swept by No. 3 Sioux

By Andy Bourdeau/MTU Beat Writer

Michigan Tech (2-6-0 overall, 1-5-0 WCHA) came off a weekend split with St. Cloud State and looked to gain momentum at the hands of No. 3-ranked North Dakota, but it did not fare as well for the home team.

The Huskies played strong for spurts, but were swept 4-2 and 4-1.

Again, special teams failed the Huskies, giving up four power-play goals, including three on Friday night. MTU goals on Friday came off the sticks of John Kivisto and Eli Vlaisavljevich, while the only goal on Saturday came from Jordan Baker.

Both nights, MTU showed they could compete in spurts, but against a team like UND, it was not enough. UND ended up dominating the majority of play both nights and had it not been for the spectacular play from goalie Kevin Genoe both nights, it would have been much uglier.

Saturday's game was closer than the 4-1 score indicated, as the Sioux scored two goals in the last two minutes of play to put it away.

Genoe ended the nights with 37 saves Friday and 31 on Saturday.

When asked about special teams, Huskies’ coach Jamie Russell said, “Until we correct our penalties, we are making things very difficult for ourselves."

MTU travels to Minnesota Duluth for a two-game WCHA series this weekend.

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