Mankato, Minn. --- #2 Minnesota State had four different score goals in Sunday's 4-1 win over Ferris State in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played in Mankato Sunday.
The host Mavericks, who have extended their nation's best unbeaten streak to nine games with the win, scored twice in the first period and added another two in the second period in downing the Bulldogs.
Sophomore center Brendan Furry collected his first career goal when he deflected Wyatt Aamodt's shot from the point past Roni Salmenkangas at 5:43 of the opening period. Then, at 11:01, junior forward Julian Napravnik registered his sixth goal of the year after snapping a shot off of pass from Cade Borchardt into the net on Salmenkangas' gloveside with the Mavericks on the power play.
Ferris State cut into the deficit with a power play goal from Coale Norris at the 16:43 mark and the two teams entered the locker rooms at the end of the first period with the Mavericks leading 2-1.
At 4:59 of the second period, Borchardt finished off a Minnesota State power play for his sixth goal of the year, tapping Nathan Smith's blast into the back of the net and allowing the Mavericks to regain its two-goal lead. Walker Duehr got his second goal of the weekend, picking up his own rebound and finishing with a backhander at 17:13 and giving Minnesota State a 4-1 lead after two periods of play.
The two teams battled through a scoreless third frame, with the Mavericks outshooting the Bulldogs in the period by an 11-1 margin.
Minnesota State outshot Ferris State by a 36-15 margin in the game and converted on two of three power play opportunities.
Five Minnesota State players had two-point games with Duehr, Furry, Borchardt and Napravnik all having a goal and an assist, while Smith contributed two assists.
Junior netminder Dryden McKay, who now stands 9-1-0 for the season with this afternoon's win, stopped 14 shots in getting the deicision.
The Mavericks upped their record to 9-1-1 overall, 6-0-0 WCHA with victory, while Ferris State falls to 1-10-0 overall, 0-6-0 WCHA.
Minnesota State continues home action next Thursday and Friday with a two-game series vs. Alabama Huntsville scheduled.