October 1, 2014

Badgers fall to Minnesota State in hockey

The Wisconsin Badgers (1-6-2, 1-4-2 WCHA) fell to the Minnesota State Mavericks (4-5-2, 2-5-0 WCHA) Friday night by a score of 4-2.

The Mavericks struck first through Dylan Margonari at the 2:11 mark in the first period.  The Badgers’ Michael Mersch responded quickly, scoring at the 3:22 mark to level the game at 1-1.  Matt Leitner of Minnesota State scored at the 10:18 mark to give them the lead, 2-1.

The second period saw one lone goal from the Badgers’ Ryan Little at the 11:57 mark to even the game up at 2-2.

The Mavericks scored two goals in the third period through Eriah Hayes, at the 5:48 mark, and Eli Zuck, at the 19:15 mark, to put the game out of hand at 4-2.

Minnesota State goalkeeper Stephon Williams had 32 saves in the victory, while Wisconsin goalkeeper Landon Peterson had 20 saves.

The Wisconsin Badgers look to get back on track as they play Minnesota State Saturday night in the finale of this two-game home series.