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Notre Dame Hockey Swept by Bowling Green

The Irish lost both games of the home-and-home with the Falcons.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Hockey team was back in action Saturday night for the back end of their home-and-home series with the Bowling Green Falcons. Notre Dame managed to take the lead early, but just like Friday night the Bowling Green offense overwhelmed the Irish and the Falcons came away with the 5-2 win.

First Period

Notre Dame managed the first goal of the game, a power play goal just over a minute in. After cycling the puck for a bit, Nick Leivermann took a shot from the top of the zone that was deflected on goal by Cam Morrison. The deflection created a rebound that Mike O’Leary put in the back of the net. Bowling a Green managed a power play goal of their own 14 minutes in to tie the game and added a second 3 minutes later to take the lead after the first.

Second Period

Notre Dame opened the scoring again in the second, this time to tie the game. After exiting the defensive zone, Nick Leivermann sent a pass from one blue line to the other, sending Trevor Janicke in on a breakaway. From just inside the faceoff circle Janicke found an opening five-hole for the tying goal. Bowling Green answered the Irish with two more of their own and held a 4-2 lead after 2.

Third Period

Notre Dame pressured for much of the third, but couldn’t find a goal. Bowling Green added one more for the 5-2 win.

Scoring

Notre Dame: Mike O’Leary (7) on the PP at 1:15 in the 1st, assisted by Cam Morrison and Nick Leivermann

Bowling Green: Frédéric Létourneau (3) on the PP at 14:03 in the 1st, unassisted

Bowling Green: Adam Potters (1) at 17:13 in the 1st, unassisted

Notre Dame: Trevor Janicke (6) at 7:16 in the 2nd, assisted by Nick Leivermann and Tory Dello

Bowling Green: Cameron Wright (10) on the PP at 11:09 in the 2nd, assisted by Frédéric Létourneau and Taylor Schneider

Bowling Green: Sam Craggs (2) at 18:03 in the 2nd, assisted by Alec Rauhauser

Bowling Green: Brandon Kruse (2) at 16:13 in the 3rd, assisted by Carson Musser

Penalties

Bowling Green: Tim Theocharidis, 2 for hooking at 0:21 in the 1st

Bowling Green: Alec Rauhauser, 2 for cross-checking at 1:31 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Matt Hellickson, 2 for boarding at 4:21 in the 1st

Bowling Green: Evan Dougherty, 2 for tripping at 7:40 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Ryan Carmichael, 2 for interference at 12:53 in the 1st

Notre Dame: Colin Theisen, 2 for holding at 2:07 in the 2nd

Notre Dame: Tory Dello, 2 for cross-checking at 10:00 in the 2nd

Goalies

Notre Dame: Ryan Bischel made 30 saves on 35 shots in the loss

Bowling Green: Eric Dop saved 25 of 27 shots for the win

Up Next

Notre Dame plays another non-conference home-and-home series next weekend against the Boston College Eagles. The first game will be played in Chestnut Hill on Friday with the return game on Sunday in South Bend.