Lake Superior State Falls to Notre Dame, 5-3

Junior Bryce Schmitt scored a goal for the Lakers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:35  NDM1-0 EV Thomas DiPauli (1)Steven Fogarty/1, Anders Bjork/1
1st 18:37  NDM2-0 EV Mario Lucia (2)Robbie Russo/2, Justin Wade/1
1st 19:59  LSS1-2 EV Alex Globke (1)Ian Miller/2, Andrew Dommett/1
2nd 3:47  NDM3-1 EV Steven Fogarty (1)Anders Bjork/2, Thomas DiPauli/2
2nd 13:39  LSS2-3 EV Bryce Schmitt (1)James Roll/2
3rd 8:09  NDM4-2 EV GW Robbie Russo (1)Steven Fogarty/2, Thomas DiPauli/3
3rd 9:20  LSS3-4 EV Stephen Perfetto (1)Luke Sandler/1, Mitchell Nardi/1
3rd 19:29  NDM5-3 EV EN Steven Fogarty (2)Thomas DiPauli/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Lake Superior State  1113
Notre Dame  2125
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Lake Superior State  1281030
Notre Dame  15151141
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Lake Superior State (0-5-0)  0/1 6/12 0
Notre Dame (1-2-0)  0/4 3/6 0
Lake Superior State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Gordon Defiel (L, 0-5-0)59:164 1314936
Empty Net0:441     
Notre Dame Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chad Katunar (W, 1-1-0)59:263 117927
Empty Net0:340     

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Lake Superior State men's ice hockey squared off with Notre Dame Friday night, falling to the Fighting Irish (1-2-0) by a 5-3 margin. The Lakers (0-5-0) look to bounce back for a split tomorrow evening in the series finale.

Freshman net minder Gordon Defiel started for the Lakers and was once again strong in net against a bombardment of shots. Defiel (36 saves) went toe-to-toe against sophomore Chad Katunar (27 saves) in the loss.

Defiel allowed two goals on 15 shots after the first frame, keeping the Lakers in the game. Thomas DiPauli opened the scoring with on a pass that got by Defiel from Stevan Fogarty, burying it home for a one goal lead. Mario Lucia scored with 1:23 remaining in the first to give the Fighting Irish a 2-0 lead.

Sophomore stand out Alex Globke gave the Lakers their first goal of the game as the first period expired. The goal was reviewed and remained as the Lakers went to the lockers trailing 2-1.

Bryce Schmitt (1-1-2) picked up his first goal of the season on a rebounded shot by freshman James Roll (0-2-2) with 6:21 to go in the second period. The goal by Schmitt trimmed the Irish lead 3-2.

The Irish got a 4-2 go-ahead goal from senior Robbie Russo mid-way through the third, which proved to be the game winner. Senior Stephen Perfetto (1-0-1) made the score 4-3 with an exciting goal 10:40 left in the game. Luke Sandler and Mitchell Nardi added the assists.

The Irish scored an empty net goal with 31 seconds remaining, ensuring the victory for Notre Dame. The Lakers and the Fighting Irish will square off once again tomorrow evening; this time at 6:05 p.m. NBC Sports and 99.5 YES FM will be airing the game.

Final: Notre Dame 5 - Lake Superior State 3