Vikings put away St. Mary’s with big third period

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University scored three times in the third period and displayed a dominant power play Tuesday night en route to a 5-2 nonconference hockey win over St. Mary’s (Minn.) University.

Lawrence (4-6-1) scored twice on the power play in a span of 1:01 in the third period to seal the victory, and the Vikings finished 4-for-8 on the man-advantage.

After Lawrence grabbed a 3-1 lead on Ryan Eardley’s first career goal at 3:18 of the third period, St. Mary’s (5-6-0) cut the lead to one goal with a power-play goal at the 9:50 mark.

The Cardinals were back on the power play when Renato Engler got sent off for hooking at 13:28, but St. Mary’s was whistled for a pair of penalties in the next 1:29.

The Vikings made them pay with a pair of goals. Lawrence had a two-man advantage when William Thoren scored at the 15:43 to put the Vikings up 4-2. Logan Lemirande then sealed the win with another power-play goal at 16:44.

Lawrence grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of power-play goals in the opening period. Ryan Rumble got the scoring started for the Vikings with a tally at the 4:50 mark, and Engler scored at 13:08 for the 2-0 edge.

Lawrence goaltender Anton Olsson made 28 saves to pick up the win. Phil Heinle stopped 24 shots and took the loss. 

Box score

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