MEQUON, Wis. — The Lawrence University hockey team opened its season on Friday night with a 3-2 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association loss to Concordia (Wis.) University at the Ozaukee Ice Center.

Lawrence fell behind in the first 30 seconds of the contest and were never able to overtake the Falcons (1-3-0, 1-2-0 MCHA).

Concordia scored just 24 seconds into the game on Devin Stuermer’s unassisted goal. Huck Saunders scored on the power play for the Vikings to tie the game at 1-1 just 7:35 into the first period.

Kevin Michaelcavage countered with a power-play goal for Concordia early in the second period, and the score stayed that way until Travis Payne scored at the 15:12 mark of the third for a 3-1 lead.

Brandon Boelter got his first collegiate goal for Lawrence just 46 seconds later off a pass from Brad Scurfield to trim the lead to 3-2, but that’s as close as the Vikings would get.

Goaltender Jake Hebda made 31 saves to earn the win, and Peter Emery stopped 30 shots for the Vikings and took the loss.

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