Ferris State Earns Weekend Split With 3-1 Win At Bowling Green
Freshman Taylor Fernandez, junior Andrew Dorantes and senior Gerald Mayhew score goals for Bulldogs

Junior forward Andrew Dorantes scored a goal for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:26  FSU1-0 EV Taylor Fernandez (2)Nate Kallen/3, Joe Rutkowski/5
2nd 8:52  BGS1-1 EV Lukas Craggs (1)John Schilling/1, Adam Smith/1
2nd 12:11  FSU2-1 PP GW Andrew Dorantes (2)Corey Mackin/3, Cameron Clarke/2
3rd 3:21  FSU3-1 SH Gerald Mayhew (5)Jared VanWormer/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ferris State  1113
Bowling Green  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ferris State  911525
Bowling Green  1011627
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ferris State (2-8-1)  1/8 9/18 1
Bowling Green (2-7-1)  0/8 7/17 0
Ferris State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Justin Kapelmaster (W, 2-0-0)59:521 1010626
Empty Net0:080     
Bowling Green Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chris Nell (L, 2-5-1)56:083 810422
Empty Net3:520     

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Freshman Lukas Craggs scored his first career goal in front of 2,218 fans at the BGSU Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 5, as the Bowling Green State University hockey team fell 3-1 against Ferris State. The Falcons and Bulldogs split the two-game weekend series following BGSU's 4-1 victory on Friday.

Much like Friday, the Falcons had early opportunities to put goals on the scoreboard. Corey Mackin was sent to the box for interference only 78 seconds into the contest, but BGSU could not convert on the power play opportunity despite getting three cracks at FSU goaltender Justin Kapelmaster.

That missed chance cost Bowling Green a few minutes later when Taylor Fernandez sent a laser over Chris Nell from the right circle. The shot, at the 6:26 mark of the first period, gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.

BGSU had two more power plays in the first period, including another Mackin penalty that spanned the end of the first and beginning of the second frames. However, the Falcons could not score with the man edge in either penalty; ultimately, BGSU went 0-for-8 on the power play during the game.

The equalizer finally came in the middle of the second. Craggs found a loose puck off a turnover in front of the crease and pounded it past Kapelmaster for the score. It was his first collegiate goal, and the assists went to John Schilling and Adam Smith. The assists counted for Schilling and Smith's first points of the season.

Later in the period, Frederic Letourneau was given a five-minute penalty for facemasking, which led to Ferris State reclaiming the lead. The Falcons were able to kill a 5-on-3 chance for the Bulldogs following a Mark Friedman penalty, but Andrew Dorantes scored from Nell's right just 30 seconds after Friedman's time ended.

FSU held the lead for the remainder of the game and added to it with a short-handed goal by Gerald Mayhew at the 3:21 mark of the third period. Nell came off the ice for an extra attacker with 3:52 to play, but the Falcons could not get any closer in the 3-1 loss.

BGSU held a 27-25 advantage in shots and were 7-for-8 on penalty kills. They also held a 29-27 edge in faceoffs. Nell saved 22 of the 25 shots he faced.

The Falcons' loss drops the team's record to 2-7-1 overall and 1-3 in WCHA play, while FSU is 2-8-1 (2-5-1). Bowling Green plays at Northern Michigan next weekend, with 7:07 p.m. starts on Friday and Saturday night. They follow that series with a trip to Alabama-Huntsville before returning home for a series with Alaska-Anchorage on Nov. 25-26.