BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The No. 15 Bowling Green State University hockey team fell short against the No. 3 Minnesota State Mavericks on Friday night (Jan. 17) by a score of 6-3. The Falcons were paced by freshman Adam Conquest who scored two goals on the night, his first two collegiate scores. Bowling Green maintained a 2-2 tie deep into the second period, but Minnesota State was able to break loose for three goals late in the period to go to the break with a 5-2 lead. A goal off the stick of Sam Craggs pulled the Falcons within two, but when they pulled the goalie for the extra man the Mavericks pushed the puck into the empty net to secure the 6-3 win.
- Minnesota State logged a goal first on the night, coming off the stick of Charlie Gerard during a power play, his 10th of the season, to put the Mavericks up. Lucas Sowder and Marc Michaelis had the assists.
- The Falcons soon answered with Conquest netting his first collegiate goal, coming on a breakaway. Brandon Kruse had the first assist with Jacob Dalton being credited with the second, marking the first point of the season for the senior.
- In the second period, the Mavericks broke the tie with a goal from Michaelis with assists from Parker Tuomie and Sowder.
- Just eight seconds later, Conquest fired his second goal of the night to tie it up once again for the Orange and Brown, receiving help in the way of assists from Tim Theocharidis and Adam Pitters.
- After a five-minute drought of no scoring, Minnesota State scored to reclaim the lead, this time having Josh French score the goal, being assisted by Nick Rivera and Walker Duehr.
- The Mavericks extended their lead with just under two minutes remaining in the period, having Julian Napravnik score with assists from Michaelis and Sowder.
- Less than a minute later, Minnesota State slid another goal into the net, this time being from Riese Zmolek with assists coming from Ian Scheid and Dallas Gerads.
- Craggs gave the Falcons their third goal of the night, this one coming in the third period, with the assists going to Taylor Schneider and Casey Linkenheld.
- Minnesota State ended their scoring for the night with a Rivera empty-net goal that was assisted by Duehr and Jared Spooner.
Other Key Plays
- The Mavericks jumped out to a 7-2 lead for SOG, but by the end of the first period it was the Falcons holding the advantage, leading the category 9-8 with the game tied.
- At the tail end of the first period, Minnesota State was issued a tripping that granted the Falcons a power play that carried over to the second period with 33 seconds remaining.
- The Falcons concluded the night without a power play goal, being just the eighth time this season that has happened.
Falcon Stat Facts
- Conquest's first goal served as his first collegiate goal, slipping the puck under the legs of the Minnesota State goalie through the five-hole. For Conquest, it was his second point on the season, having had an assist against RIT. Conquest also scored the second goal for BG, which was assisted by Theocharidis and Pitters.
- On the same score, the senior Dalton logged his first point of the season, having the second assist on the goal.
- Despite being behind on the final score, Bowling Green still held a slight lead for shots on goal at 26-25 when game went final.
- The Falcons and Mavericks will return to the ice tomorrow night with another 7:07 p.m. puck drop to close out their season series. For Bowling Green, it will also serve as Hockey Is For Everyone night.