Cooper Scores a Pair to Send Bowling Green Past Minnesota State, 3-1
Senior forward Mark Cooper registers two goals for Falcons

Senior forward Mark Cooper scored two goals for the Falcons
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:22  BGS1-0 EV Mark Cooper (11) -
2nd 9:17  MNS1-1 PP Dylan Margonari (3)Sean Flanagan/7, Jon Jutzi/6
2nd 14:31  BGS2-1 PP GW Mark Cooper (12)Stephen Baylis/4, Pierre-Luc Mercier/10
3rd 15:23  BGS3-1 EV Stephen Baylis (4)Matt Pohlkamp/12
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bowling Green  1113
Minnesota State  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bowling Green  1110324
Minnesota State  8101432
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bowling Green (16-9-6)  1/3 6/12 0
Minnesota State (15-10-5)  1/4 5/10 0
Bowling Green Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chris Nell (W, 12-6-6)60:001 891431
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Cole Huggins (L, 7-8-0)55:233 109221
Empty Net4:370     

Mankato, Minn. --- #19 Bowling Green scored first and never trailed in skating to a 3-1 road win a Western Collegiate Hockey Association foe Minnesota State in men's college hockey action Saturday in Mankato.

The visiting Falcons got the game's first goal at 18:22 of the opening stanza after Mark Cooper, forechecking on the play, took the puck away from junior netminder Cole Huggins behind the Minnesota State net before tucking it into the goal for his 11th goal of the season.

Then, with the Mavericks on a power play at 9:18 of the second period, senior forward Dylan Margonari, stationed in front of the BGSU net, got his stick on a shot from the point from Sean Flanagan for his third goal of the year. The goal is Margonari's first goal with the man advantage this year and the sixth PPG of his four-year Minnesota State career. But Cooper gathered in a loose puck in front of the Minnesota State net and registered his second goal of the game at 14:31 of second frame to give the Falcons their second lead of the game.

The Falcons got an insurance tally from Stephen Baylis at 15:23 of the final period to round out the scoring.

The Mavericks finished the game with a one-for-four performance with the man advantage. The Falcons were one-for- three on the power play in the game.

Senior Cole Huggins, who stopped 21 shots, owns a 7-8-0 record with this evening's decision. The Mavericks, who entered the game ranking second in the country in shots on goal margin with an 11.2 SOGM/game mark, outshot the Falcons 32-24 in the game.

Minnesota State stands 15-10-5 overall and is 13-4-5 in WCHA action following tonight's game. Bowling Green ups its record to 16-9-5 overall, 12-5-5 WCHA.

The Mavericks continue league action with a road series at Alabama Huntsville next Friday and Saturday.