Lake Superior State Edged By North Dakota, 3-1

Senior Stephen Perfetto scored a goal for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:40  NDK1-0 PP Brendan O'Donnell (5)Jordan Schmaltz/11, Drake Caggiula/14
3rd 8:16  NDK2-0 EV GW Luke Johnson (4)Keaton Thompson/2, Nick Schmaltz/11
3rd 14:50  LSS1-2 EV Stephen Perfetto (5)Ryan Renz/2, Andrew Dommett/3
3rd 16:59  NDK3-1 PP Jordan Schmaltz (3)Nick Schmaltz/12, Tucker Poolman/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Lake Superior State  0011
North Dakota  0123
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Lake Superior State  421117
North Dakota  6121129
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (3-15-0)  0/7 4/8 0
North Dakota (12-3-2)  2/4 7/14 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 3-13-0)58:543 611926
Empty Net1:060     
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Zane McIntyre (W, 12-3-2)60:001 421016

Grand Forks, N.D.- Lake Superior State men's ice hockey fell to the University of North Dakota (12-3-2, 5-2-1 NCHC) for the second straight game on the weekend by a score of 3-1. The top-ranked UND squad completed the sweep over the Lakers after a 7-4 win Friday night.

The Lakers (3-15-0, 3-9-0 WCHA) were able to counter a sluggish start by UND, trading very few shots in the first period as the two teams skated to a scoreless tie after one period. Lake Superior State mustered only four shots in the opening frame despite three power play opportunities. UND registered six shots on Lakers' starting goaltender Gordon Defiel in the first.

UND scored the lone goal in the second period with Brendan O'Donnell scoring his fifth of the season just 1:40 into the second period. The Lakers were only able to manage two shots during the middle period.

In the third period North Dakota opened up the game to a 2-0 score on a goal by Luke Johnson with 11:44 remaining in regulation.

Senior forward Stephen Perfetto (5-3--8) gave the Lakers some late life in the third period, as he split the defenders and dribbled the puck through Zane McIntyre's legs with 5:10 remaining in the game. Ryan Renz (0-2--2) and Andrew Dommett (1-3--4) assisted on the goal.

The slimmed lead didn't last however, as Jordan Schmaltz gave UND the 3-1 lead and eventual final score with his goal at 16:59. The Lakers went on a late power play and had Defiel (26 saves) pulled, but could not inch any closer during the waning moments of the game.

The Lakers finished 0/7 on the power play, while UND converted two of their four chances. The Lakers were also out shot 29-17.

The Lakers (3-15-0, 3-11-0 WCHA) will look to recover from the pair of tough losses in which they can take away some positives from their play against the No. 1 team in the nation over the weekend. Next weekend they will look to get back on the right track against last season's Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular season champions Ferris State in Big Rapids.