Minnesota State Stopped by Minnesota Duluth, 6-2

Junior Dylan Margonari scores a goal for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:03  MNS1-0 EV Dylan Margonari (1)Jean-Paul Lafontaine/3, Casey Nelson/2
2nd 1:49  MND1-1 EV Kyle Osterberg (1)Justin Crandall/1
2nd 12:35  MND2-1 EV Carson Soucy (2)Kyle Osterberg/1, Derik Johnson/1
2nd 17:04  MNS2-2 EV Chase Grant (2)Brett Stern/1, Jordan Nelson/2
3rd 3:49  MND3-2 SH GW Dominic Toninato (5)Alex Iafallo/4
3rd 9:24  MND4-2 PP Jared Thomas (1)Dominic Toninato/2, Alex Iafallo/5
3rd 15:29  MND5-2 EV EN Jared Thomas (2) -
3rd 19:48  MND6-2 SH EN Tony Cameranesi (2) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Duluth  0246
Minnesota State  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Duluth  77620
Minnesota State  10171138
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Duluth (2-2-0)  1/6 8/27 2
Minnesota State (2-2-0)  0/6 7/14 0
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kasimir Kaskisuo (W, 1-1-0)60:002 9161136
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cole Huggins (L, 0-2-0)57:084 75214
Empty Net2:522     

Omaha, Neb. --- 12th-rated Minnesota State scored first and had the game tied twice, but could not hold off #20th-rated Minnesota Duluth in falling to the Bulldogs 6-2 in Mankato in nonconference men's hockey action Saturday.

Dylan Margonari scored from a scrum in front on the UMD net at 6:03 for the first goal of the game and his first of the season and the Mavericks held a 1-0 edge at the end of the first period.

UMD tallied a pair of goals to take a 2-1 lead in the second period when Kyle Osterberg scored at 1:49 and Carson Soucy at 12:35. Minnesota State senior forward Chase Grant got his second goal of the year at 17:04, making it a 2-2 game at the end of the middle stanza.

But a shorthanded goal by Dominic Toninato at 3:49 of the third proved to be the first of four unanswered tallies by the Bulldogs as UMD pulled away en route to the win. Jared Thomas scored a power play marker at 9:49 and then got another when he put the puck into an empty net with Maverick netminder Cole Huggins on the bench for an extra attacker at 15:29. Tony Cameranesi closed out the scoring at 19:48 with an empty net goal.

The Mavericks went zero-for- six in power play chances on the night, while UMD converted on one of six opportunities with the man advantage. Minnesota State owned a 38-20 advantage in shots on goal in the game.

The game was played in front of a record 5,375 fans at a standing-room only Verizon Wireless Center. The previous mark for the largest Minnesota State home men's hockey crowd was 5,201 vs. Minnesota, Jan. 30, 2009.

Minnesota State, which stands 2-2-0 for the season, hosts Alabama Huntsville next Friday and Saturday in its next action.