APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University hockey team dominated No. 7 Adrian College for two periods Friday night at the Appleton Family Ice Center, but the Vikings had to settle for a 5-5 overtime tie in a Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association game.
Lawrence (5-8-1, 4-4-1 MCHA) bolted to a 4-1 lead after the first period and led 5-1 after two periods, but the Bulldogs (12-1-1, 8-0-1) scored four times in the third period to pull out the tie.
Freshman Rudi Pino scored a pair of goals and picked up an assist for Lawrence, and freshman forward Renato Engler had three assists. Andrew Dovey scored a pair of goals for Adrian.
Lawrence trailed 1-0 when Pino scored at the 8:54 mark of the first period to tie it. William Thoren then scored just 25 seconds later to give Lawrence a 2-1 lead.
The Vikings kept up the pressure when Pino scored off a pass from Engler at the 14:30 mark to put the Vikings up 3-1. Paul Zuke then added a goal with 2:16 left in the opening period for a 4-1 Lawrence lead.
The Vikings made it 5-1 on Logan Lemirande’s power-play goal midway through the second period.
The score stayed that way until Dovey scored twice, at 7:08 and again at 9:28 of the third, to cut the lead to 5-3. Ryan Gieseler then scored on the power play, Adrian’s third power-play goal of the game in seven tries, to cut the lead to 5-4 at the 11:59 mark.
The Vikings then committed a costly turnover almost right in front of the net, and Shaquille Merasty, one of the leading scorers in the nation, picked up the loose puck. He scored to tie the game at 5-5 with 2:00 left.
Both teams managed two shots on goal in the five-minute overtime but could not score.
Fabian Sivnert made 35 saves for Lawrence, and Scott Shackell, who entered the game at the start of the second period, finished with 20 saves.
The teams wrap up the series Saturday evening at the Appleton Family Ice Center.