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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Lake Superior Sweeps Michigan State

Lake Superior State University was able to take advantage of a down Michigan State University team to take their first sweep of the Spartans since 1989.

Friday night Lake Superior took a first period lead behind Tyson Hobbins’ second goal of the season, at 8:18, with Fred Cassiani and Troy Schwab assisting.

Nathan Perkovich was able to add an insurance goal, shorthanded, at 15:06 of the second period with Matt Cowie assisting.

LSSU goaltender Pat Inglis turned away all 20 Spartan shots he faced to record his first career shutout. While the Lakers put 32 shots on the Michigan State’s Jeff Lerg, the Spartans were 0-for-3 with the extra man, only mustering 1 shot, while LSSU’s power play went 0-for-2, with only 2 shots on goal.

Saturday night Lake Superior’s fell into a 2 goal deficit in the first period with MSU scoring two special teams goal, Kurt Kivisto shorthanded at 13:34, and Matt Schepke at 19:08 on the power play 6 seconds after Josh Sim took a hooking penalty.

LSSU was able to steal away the momentum from the Spartans with Steven Kaunisto scoring a power play goal, with just 30 seconds remaining in the period, with Perkovich and Brad Cooper assisting.

Brad Cooper tied the game up for the Lakers with his second goal of the season at 11:27 of the second period with Schofield and Perkovich assisting. Lake Superior’s Will Acton was able to score what turned out to be the game winning goal at 17:41 of the period with Dillin Stonehouse and Schofield assisting.

Nathan Perkovich was again able to add an insurance goal for the lakers on the power play, at 7:36 of the third period, with Cooper and Schofield assisting.

LSSU managed only 39 shots in the game, while LSSU goaltender Pat Inglis recorded 36 saves to record his 3rd win of the season and second of the weekend. There were 18 penalties call on Saturday after only 7 where called on Friday night, MSU was 1-for-8 on the power play 1-for-11 on the weekend while LSSU’s power play went 2-for-8, 2-for-10 on the weekend.

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