Marquette Sweeps #13 Aurora

November 20th, 2018

Original Post: http://nchlhockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/nchl_hockey/news-1147/news_511685 (8:07 AM CST - 11/20/2018) 

 

Marquette University, with their sweep of #13 Aurora University, inched closer to #1 Marian University for the top spot in the conference standings, now only two points behind. Currently, it looks like a two horse race for the top spot as Marquette has opened an eight point lead over third place Robert Morris University – Maroon. While Aurora now sits in a precarious position, T7th, they still have 10 games remaining on their conference schedule to solidify their chances of making it back to the conference tournament in order to defend their title.

 

Marquette University sweeps #13 Aurora University and takes all four points:

 

Marquette University showed no signs of heavy legs after their trip from Milwaukee, WI to Naperville, IL, to battle #13 Aurora University, as they scored 45 seconds into the game. Scoring for Marquette was Ethan Stoudt, assisted by Zachary Bishop and Nathan Farias. Ricky Salinas, assisted by Nicholas Desimone and Anders Lindgren, tied the game at one apiece at 2:09. Neither team was able to find the back of the net during the remainder of the first period, so they left the ice tied at one.

 

Aurora took their first lead of the game at 7:31 of the second period while on the powerplay. Putting the puck home was Samuel Weiss, assisted by Lindgren and Rudolfs Kalvitis. Seven minutes and 10 seconds later Marquette squared the game at two, when Farias, assisted by Andrew Nasr, found the back of the net. Each team was only able to add one goal to their total in the second 20 minutes of actions and the game was tied 2-2 heading into the second intermission.

 

Only one puck lit the lamp in the third period and it came off the stick of Stoudt, assisted by Colin Redman, at the 4:56 mark. With Aurora unable to tie the game up over the final 15 minutes of regulation, Marquette came away with a 3-2 victory.

Jim Bertane stood tall in victory for Marquette while Bradley Neal took the defeat for Aurora.

 

As in game one, Marquette took the lead in the opening seconds of game two. This time they needed even less time, only 11 seconds, to score and it also was scored by Ethan Stoudt, with an assist by Nathan Farias. Aurora answered back at 4:47 when Patrick MacDonald, assisted by Christopher Laporte and Anders Lindgren, put the puck past Marquette’s Jim Bertane. With four seconds left before the horn sounded to end the first period Trevor White, assisted by Farias, gave Marquette a 2-1 lead.

 

The games first penalty was whistled on Patrick Myers of Marquette, for hooking, at 5:39 of the second period. Seventeen seconds into their ensuing powerplay opportunity Ian Sweeney, assisted by Rudolfs Kalvitis, tied the game at two. After recording two assists in the game, Farias finally tickled the twine at the 8:20 mark, putting Marquette back up by one. Thomas Bresingham, assisted by Justin Klatt, increased Marquette’s lead to two at 9:58. After Bresingham’s goal Aurora made a goaltender change, pulling Bradley Neal and putting in Cameron Orsborn in an effort to jump start the team and give Marquette a new look. Teddy Apap, assisted by Trevor White and Bertane, scored a third unanswered goal for Marquette at 19:22. Heading to their respective locker rooms after two periods of play, Marquette led 5-2.

 

Marquette increased their lead to four at 6:35 of the third when Klatt, assisted by Ian Burr, scored his first goal of the game. Twelve seconds later Marquette found the back of the net once again, making the score 7-2. Scoring Marquette’s seventh, and final, goal of the game was Matthew Morgan, with assists credited to White and Robert Cowan. Aurora cut into the Marquette lead at 11:17 when Samuel Weiss scored their third goal of the night, but they were not able to get any closer and the game came to an end with Marquette up 7-3.

Jim Bertane earned his second victory of the weekend for Marquette. In defeat Bradley Neal was in net for the first 30 minutes, and was credited for the loss, while Cameron Orsborn finished the game in net.

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