Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan State Hockey Loses Close Contest To Lake Superior State 2-3


The Spartans lost a close match to Lake Superior State and their insurmountable second period lead.

The Lakers managed to get the puck to the back of the net once in the first period, however the goal was ruled no good and the period ended with the game still scoreless. It was the first 1st period that the Spartans have held their opponent goalless this season.

Michigan State’s sophomore forward Tanner Sorenson got the first second period tally of the season for the Spartans with a power play goal. Yet, Lake Superior State was able to notch three goals in the second, with two coming on the power play.

The Spartans scored once more in the third with senior forward Anthony Hayes getting his first goal of the season. However, the Spartans could not overcome the Lakers second period lead and the scoring ended at 2-3 Lake Superior State. Lake Superior out shot the Spartans every period and finished the game favored in shots 29-24.

Michigan State performed better on the power play than in previous games going 1/5. However, they also were not their usual selves on the penalty kill, killing only 2/4  Laker power plays.

Michigan State hockey will look for redemption tomorrow night in a second game against Lake Superior State.

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