Ferris State Falls to Michigan State in Overtime, 3-2

Junior netminder Darren Smith made 31 saves for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 3:17  MSU1-0 EV Mitchell Lewandowski (7)Carson Gatt/7
2nd 9:15  MSU2-0 EV Mitchell Lewandowski (8)Taro Hirose/11
2nd 19:34  FSU1-2 EV Mitch Maloney (8)Jasen Fernsler/3
3rd 15:36  FSU2-2 EV Ryker Killins (3)Nate Kallen/3, Corey Mackin/9
OT 3:47  MSU3-2 EV GW Taro Hirose (3)Patrick Khodorenko/6, Mitchell Lewandowski/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Ferris State  01102
Michigan State  02013
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Ferris State  41014129
Michigan State  13126334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (5-7-1)  0/2 2/4 0
Michigan State (6-5-0)  0/1 3/6 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Darren Smith (L, 2-3-1)63:473 13106231
Michigan State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
John Lethemon (W, 6-4-0)63:312 4913127
Empty Net0:160      

East Lansing, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's ice hockey team fell in non-league action in overtime by the final score of 3-2 to the Michigan State Spartans at Munn Ice Arena on Friday (Nov. 17) night as the two squads opened a weekend home-and-home series.

The Bulldogs trailed by two in the second but scored twice, dominating the last 29 minutes of regulation with a 24-7 edge in shots in that span.

Michigan State's Mitch Lewandowski scored twice to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead, first at 3:17 from Carson Gatt, and later at 9:15 from Taro Hirose as the Spartans played with the scoring advantage.

Ferris State senior forward Mitch Maloney scored in his fifth consecutive game to pull the Bulldogs within a goal at 19:34 of the second period. The goal went unassisted for his eighth goal of the year, rushing down the left wing wall and picking the top right corner.

FSU junior defenseman Ryker Killins then scored his third of the year on a wrist-shot through traffic to tie the game at 15:36 of the third period from sophomore defenseman Nate Kallen (3) and junior forward Corey Mackin (9).

Despite charging back into the game, the Spartans won the game at 3:47 of overtime on a goal by Hirose, from Patrick Khodorenko and Lewandowski from the bottom of the left face-off circle.

The Bulldogs went 0-2 on the man advantage while the Spartans were held 0-1. For the night, Ferris State was outshot 34-29 for the game.

In goal, junior goaltender Darren Smith made 31 saves, but was charged with the loss for Ferris State.

The Bulldogs and Spartans wrap up the weekend series on Saturday (Nov. 18) at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena. It will be Teddy Bear Toss Night and the Salvation Army "Red Kettle Kickoff" in Big Rapids. Puck drop is set for 7:07 p.m. (ET).