Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Northwestern Health Sciences
October 22, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt College dropped a 5-3 contest against Northwestern Health Sciences University this evening to move to 0-3 on the season.
Northwestern got on the board first with a power play goal with 13:25 remaining in the first period. Josh Jensen got the goal with assists from Aaron Howe and Zach Lundbohm. The Blades evened the contest with 4:34 left in the first when Jordan Janz buried a power play attempt with helpers going to Gesink and Ulrich.
With just 22 seconds remaining in the first period it looked like the Naturals would take a 2-1 lead into the intermission when Phil Toft tallied from Bohnen and Baumgard, however, TJ Francis would score just 6 seconds later on a solo effort beating Ongaro in the bottom left to know the game at 2 apiece.
The only scoring in the second period would belong to the Naturals as they scored with 14:24 remaining, the goal came just 6 seconds into a 5 on 3 advantage for Northwestern when 2 Dordt skaters took back to back penalties. For the second period in a row the Naturals would net a tally in the final minute of action as Josh Jensen scored his second of the night with 32 seconds to go in the period, the goal came during a 4 on 4.
Northwestern pushed their advantage to 3 goals when Zach Lundbohm pocketed his second of the night at the 15:28 mark of the third period. The final goal of the night came with 30 seconds to go as Brandon Fast tucked in a power play goal after a nice pass from Jon Gesink with the second helper going to Jordan Janz.
Nico VanKeulen served as the Blades netminder for the first 2 periods, facing 26 shots while giving up 4 goals, 2 of them on the Northwestern power play. Riley Braun played the final 20 minutes in goal for the Blades facing 15 shots with one getting in behind the freshman. Nick Ongaro played all 60 minutes in goal for the Naturals and faced 23 shots in the win.
The two teams will face off again tomorrow in the Vernon Arena with the Saturday, October 23 game scheduled to start at 4:15 pm.
Dordt's Current Record: 0-3-0-0 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-0-0 (0-0-0)
|Team||Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||Final|
|Northwestern Health Sciences||2||2||1||5|
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