February 9, 2016

Minnesota State sweeps Badgers in hockey

The Minnesota State Mavericks (5-5-2, 3-5-0 WCHA) completed their sweep over the Wisconsin Badgers (1-7-2, 1-5-2 WCHA) with a score of 4-2 on Saturday night.

The Mavericks jumped out to an early lead with a goal provided by Matt Leitner at the 4:38 mark in the first period.  At the 6:45 mark of the first period, the Badgers equalized on a power play goal from Jake McCabe.

Minnesota State was not done scoring goals in the first period however.  Eriah Hayes, at the 13:29 mark, and Bryce Gervais, at the 15:10 mark, made the score 3-1 in the first period.

The second period saw a Badger goal from Michael Mersch, at the 0:49 mark, saw the game at 3-2.

The third period saw the decisive goal go to Minnesota State’s Eriah Hayes at the 3:54 mark to put the game out of the Badgers’ reach.

The Badgers travel to the University of Denver for a two-game road series next weekend.

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