|1st||4:08||MNS||1-0||EV||Zach Palmquist (6)||Carter Foguth/4, Brad McClure/7|
|2nd||15:19||MNS||2-0||EV GW||C.J. Franklin (5)||Teddy Blueger/12, Bryce Gervais/7|
|3rd||2:06||MNS||3-0||EV||Dylan Margonari (9)||Jean-Paul Lafontaine/13, Chase Grant/3|
|3rd||2:47||LSS||1-3||EV||Mitchell Nardi (3)||Matt Johnson/5, Alex Globke/5|
|Lake Superior State||0||0||1||1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||9||6||10||25|
|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)||60:00||3||17||7||9||33|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Stephon Williams (W, 12-2-1)||59:54||1||9||6||9||24|
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.