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Monday, March 15, 2010

Bulldogs roll past Nebraska-Omaha

By Tom Morelli/Ferris State Beat Writer

The quest continues for Ferris State, whom advance to the CCHA semi-finals for the fourth time in school history following a pair of victories over the weekend against Nebraska-Omaha.

Despite a scoreless first period on Friday night, the Bulldogs made-up for it in the second with a two-goal effort, courtesy of forwards Mike Embach and Aaron Lewicki.

Ferris State took advantage of a Mavericks’ tripping penalty near the midway point of the third period, as Embach finished-off a pass from Justin Menke to make it a three-goal game.

A shutout bid looked to be in order for goaltender Pat Nagle until Nebraska Omaha’s John Kemp lit the lamp with 1:23 remaining.

Menke and defenseman Brett Wysopal each finished with a pair of assists.

Nagle equaled counterpart Jeremie Dupont in saves with 33.

The Bulldogs’ momentum carried over into the second game, as senior forward Casey Haines scored the game-winning goal just 23 seconds into overtime for a 3-2 win.

Winger Blair Riley put Ferris State on the board first with his 18th goal of the campaign at 3:21 in the opening period.

The Mavericks would strike back about 10 minutes later, by scoring twice within a 16-second span.

Lewicki tied the game at 2-2 after tallying his second power-play goal in as many nights at 13:35 in the middle stanza.

Nagle improved to 12-8-3 by racking-up 33 saves, while John Faulkner finished with 28 stops.

Ferris State (21-11-6 overall) is set to face-off with Northern Michigan (19-11-8 overall) this Friday at Joe Louis Arena, with game-time set for 4:35 pm.

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