The Lawrence University hockey team scored twice early in the third period to pull away and post a 4-1 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Lake Forest College Friday night at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

The Vikings (4-1-0, 3-0-0 MCHA) led 2-1 entering the third period but scored twice in the first 6:24 of the period to pull away.

Lawrence goaltender Evan Johnson stopped 23 shots to pick up the win.

Lake Forest led 1-0 in the first period before Brad Scurfield scored at 14:20 to tie the game. Lawrence took the lead for good just 1:36 later when Matt Hughes scored off a pass from Scurfield.

The score remained 2-1 until early in the third period. Lawrence’s John Orrico got sent off for interference, but the Vikings picked up a short-handed goal at 3:05 to take a 3-1 lead.

Lawrence made it 4-1 when Jacob Esch scored off a pass from Jesse Byam-Katzman at the 6:24 mark.

Lawrence outshot the Foresters 40-24.

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