Weekend Recap 1/28/19

January 29th, 2019

Original Post: http://nchlhockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/nchl_hockey/news-1147/news_513984   (January 28, 2019 7:23 PM CST)

 

 

The conference tournament field has been set after last weekend’s results. Rounding out the top six will be University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and DePaul University. The only seed that is set is the #1 seed which goes to the regular season conference champions Marian University. Over the next two weeks spots 2-6 spots will be fought over.

#2 Marian University and Marquette University’s series lived up to the hype as both games needed overtime to be decided. While Marian’s conference record stayed free of a mark in the “L” column, coming out victorious in game one and tying game two, they will not be able to match #12 Aurora University’s win and point records from last season due to the tie. Marquette put their all into the series in hopes of securing the #2 seed, but they now have to wait and see if Aurora can win their last four games without needing overtime to also end with 24 points and the tie breaker.  

 

#2 Marian University escapes with three points against Marquette University:
Marquette University came into Fond du Lac, WI and was not intimidated by #2 Marian University, holding them scoreless for the first 28 minutes of the game while taking a two goal lead. RJ Deneweth, assisted by Patrick Myers and Andrew Nasr, scored Marquette’s first goal of the game, a powerplay goal 1:04 into the first period. With 14:06 remaining in the first period Michael Desalvo, assisted by Nathan Farias and Conor Coyne, put Marquette up by two with their second powerplay goal of the game.

Marian finally solved Marquette goaltender Jim Bertane when Connor Martin, unassisted, found the back of the net 8:15 into the second period. With 5:01 left in the second, while on the powerplay, Jake Weldon, assisted by Paul Kinder II and Brandon Mills, pulled Marian even with Marquette. Heading to the third period Marian and Marquette were knotted at two.

Marian took their first lead of the night 47 seconds into the third period. Scoring for Marian was Colin Wilson, assisted by Jarod Lang and Miles Giorgione. The lead did not last long as off the ensuing face-off Marquette drove down the ice and tied the game back up. Pulling Marquette even with Marian was Desalvo, assisted by Coyne. When the horn sounded the end of regulation play Marian and Marquette were tied at three and headed for a five minute overtime session.

In overtime, Connor Rosaasen, assisted by Tyren Boots and Lang, put home the game winner for Marian with 3:35 left on the clock.

Justin Davidson earned the victory for Marian, turning back 22 of 25 shots on goal. Jim Bertane took the loss for Marquette, stopping 35 of 39 shots on goal.

The venue changed to The Ponds of Brookfield, in Brookfield, WI for game two. As in game one, game two required overtime. However, neither team could score in the five minute overtime session, so the game ended in a 4-4 tie. As of publication, the gamesheet had not been posted for a more detailed account of the game.

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