Vikings battle to overtime tie with No. 7 Adrian

Posted on: January 12th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University hockey team battled to a 4-4 overtime tie with No. 7 Adrian College on Saturday night in a Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

Lawrence (5-8-2, 4-4-2 MCHA) got the tying goal from Brandon Boelter with 3:39 left in the third period to force a second consecutive night of overtime hockey. Lawrence and Adrian played to a 5-5 tie on Friday night.

Adrian (12-1-2, 8-0-2), one of the top power-play teams in the nation, started the overtime on the man-advantage when Lawrence’s Matt Moore was called for hooking as the third period expired.

The Bulldogs, who went 2-for-5 on the power play, were stymied by Lawrence goaltender Fabian Sivnert in the overtime. Sivnert saved all eight Adrian shots on net in the overtime. Sivnert finished with 44 saves.

Lawrence also had an excellent scoring chance in the overtime when Phil Bushbacher had a free run at the net, but his shot went just wide.

Justin Basso scored with 5:03 left in the regulation to give Adrian a 4-3 lead. Kevin Balas was whistled for high sticking just 33 seconds later to put Lawrence on the power play.

Boelter made the Bulldogs pay by scoring off a blast from the left point that beat Adrian goaltender James Hamby. Hamby, who came on in relief of Scott Shackell after the first period, finished with 17 saves.

Lawrence took a 1-0 lead when Ryan Rumble scored his first collegiate goal just two minutes in the game. The Bulldogs tied it on Andrew Dovey’s goal just 43 seconds later.

Lawrence, which went 2-for-6 on the power play, made it 2-1 on Boelter’s power-play goal at the 5:58 mark of the first. Ryan Gieseler countered with a power-play goal for Adrian at 6:56. The Vikings then got a goal from Bushbacher at 7:54 and took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission.

Adrian tied it at 3-3 on Chris Leone’s goal just 1:34 into the second period.

Adrian finished the game with a 48-34 edge in shots on goal.

Box score

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