Early goals lead Lawrence to victory over Northland

Posted on: January 25th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University hockey team scored early in both the first and second periods and went on to a 4-1 Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Northland College on Friday at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

The Vikings (6-10-2, 5-6-2 MCHA) scored in the game’s first two minutes and then added two goals in the first 3:20 of the second period to take control.

Goaltender Fabian Sivnert made 25 saves to pick up the victory for the Vikings. Mason Riley stopped 44 shots for the Lumberjacks (6-11-1, 4-9-0 MCHA) and took the loss.

Freshman forwards Rudi Pino and Renato Engler had a hand in both of Lawrence’s first two goals. Pino scored off¬†a pass from Engler just 1:56 into the game to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead.

Lawrence made it 2-0 just 21 seconds into the second period when another freshman forward, Matt Moore, scored off assists from Pino and Engler. The Vikings stretched the lead to 3-0 at the 3:20 mark when Patrick Coyne scored his first goal of the season off a pass from Paul Zuke.

Northland tried to get back into the game when Jamieson Webking’s goal¬†cut the lead to 3-1¬†with 4:46 remaining in the final period. Lawrence answered with a goal from Phil Bushbacher just 33 seconds later to seal the victory.

Lawrence posted a 48-26 edge in shots on goal.

The teams wrap up the series Saturday afternoon.

Box score

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