Minnesota State Earns Weekend Sweep Against Lake Superior State with 3-1 Win
Senior Zach Palmquist scores goal for Mavericks

Senior Zach Palmquist scored a goal for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:08  MNS1-0 EV Zach Palmquist (6)Carter Foguth/4, Brad McClure/7
2nd 15:19  MNS2-0 EV GW C.J. Franklin (5)Teddy Blueger/12, Bryce Gervais/7
3rd 2:06  MNS3-0 EV Dylan Margonari (9)Jean-Paul Lafontaine/13, Chase Grant/3
3rd 2:47  LSS1-3 EV Mitchell Nardi (3)Matt Johnson/5, Alex Globke/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Lake Superior State  0011
Minnesota State  1113
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Lake Superior State  961025
Minnesota State  1881036
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (4-19-1)  0/2 2/4 0
Minnesota State (16-4-1)  0/2 2/4 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 4-17-1)60:003 177933
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stephon Williams (W, 12-2-1)59:541 96924
Empty Net0:060     

MANKATO, Minn. - Fourth-rated Minnesota State dealt Lake Superior State a 3-1 loss in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Saturday evening.

Combined with Friday's 5-2 win over the Lakers, the Mavericks claimed their third home sweep of the year. With tonight's victory Minnesota State has gone 11-1-1 in its last 13 games.

Senior defenseman Zach Palmquist wristed a shot from the point that appeared to bounce off a Lake Superior State shin pad before tumbling past Gordon Defiel to give the Mavericks a 1-0 lead at 4:08 of the opening period.

Freshman forward C.J. Franklin got his fifth goal of the season at 15:19 of the second after he took a pass from junior forward Teddy Blueger and rifled it over Defiel's shoulder stickside.

A scramble in front of Lake Superior State's net ended with junior forward Dylan Margonari being credited with his ninth goal of the year at the 2:06 mark of the third. The Lakers got on the board a short time later, when Mitchell Nardi beat a prone Stephon Williams at 2:47 to round out scoring in the game.

Minnesota State, failed to convert on either of its two power play chances in the game, outshot Lake Superior State by a 36-25 margin in the game.

The Mavericks are now 16-4-1 on the season (13-2-1 WCHA) with tonight's victory, while Lake Superior State drops to 4-19-1 (3-13-0 WCHA).

Minnesota State continues league action with a two-game road series at Ferris State next weekend.