|1st||3:21||MNS||1-0||EV||Bryce Gervais (26)||C.J. Franklin/19, Matt Leitner/32|
|2nd||2:24||MNS||2-0||EV||Dylan Margonari (13)||Zach Stepan/9, Sean Flanagan/11|
|2nd||12:59||LSS||1-2||PP||Ryan Renz (1)||Eric Drapluk/8, Stephen Perfetto/8|
|3rd||0:46||MNS||3-1||PP GW||Brad McClure (10)||Zach Palmquist/19, Casey Nelson/25|
|3rd||7:29||LSS||2-3||EV||Austin McKay (5)||Scott Patterson/2, Peter Spratte/1|
|3rd||17:46||MNS||4-2||EV||Dylan Margonari (14)||Brad McClure/13|
|Lake Superior State||0||1||1||2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Lake Superior State||7||9||6||22|
|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)||60:00||4||10||6||16||32|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Stephon Williams (W, 23-5-3)||60:00||2||7||8||5||20|
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.