Minnesota State Holds On Against Lake Superior State, 4-2, to Sweep Series
Junior forward Dylan Margonari scores two goals for Mavericks

Junior forward Dylan Margonari scored two goals for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:21  MNS1-0 EV Bryce Gervais (26)C.J. Franklin/19, Matt Leitner/32
2nd 2:24  MNS2-0 EV Dylan Margonari (13)Zach Stepan/9, Sean Flanagan/11
2nd 12:59  LSS1-2 PP Ryan Renz (1)Eric Drapluk/8, Stephen Perfetto/8
3rd 0:46  MNS3-1 PP GW Brad McClure (10)Zach Palmquist/19, Casey Nelson/25
3rd 7:29  LSS2-3 EV Austin McKay (5)Scott Patterson/2, Peter Spratte/1
3rd 17:46  MNS4-2 EV Dylan Margonari (14)Brad McClure/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Lake Superior State  0112
Minnesota State  1124
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Lake Superior State  79622
Minnesota State  1171836
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (8-28-2)  1/3 6/12 0
Minnesota State (27-7-3)  1/6 3/6 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 8-26-2)60:004 1061632
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stephon Williams (W, 23-5-3)60:002 78520

Mankato, Minn. --- #2 rated Minnesota State overcame Lake Superior State 4-2 in the second game of a best-of-three Western Collegiate Hockey Association first-round series played in Mankato Friday evening.

With the win the Mavericks eliminate the Lakers from postseason play and claim the series 2-0.

Junior forward Bryce Gervais stayed red hot when he took a rebound and put it past Gordon Defiel at the 3:21 mark of the opening stanza. The goal is his 25th of the season and his 13th in the last 14 games.

Sophomore forward Zach Stepan saucered a pass to junior center Dylan Margonari and the Greensburg, Pa., native went top shelf on the glove side in notching his 13th goal of the year at 2:24 of the second to make it a 2-0 Minnesota State lead, but the Lakers pulled within one on a power play goal by Ryan Renz at 12:59.

At the :46 mark of the third period freshman forward Brad McClure tapped in a shot with the Mavericks on the power play to make it 3-1. He now has ten goals on the year in becoming the fourth Minnesota State player to reach double-digits in goals this season. LSSU's Austin McKay tallied at 7:39 to close the gap once again, but Margonari got his second goal and the last goal of the game at 17:46 when he one-timed a shot off a rebound past Defiel to close out scoring in the Maverick victory.

Minnesota State, which converted on one-of-six chances on the power play, outshot the Lakers by a 35-22 margin in the contest.

Junior netminder Stephon Williams, who made 20 stops, now stands 23-5-3 on the year.

The Mavericks, 27-7-33 on the season, advance to the WCHA Final Five next weekend in St. Paul.