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UMD STUMBLES, SETTLES FOR SPLIT AT NINTH-RANKED NOTRE DAME
Friday, October 19, 2012
If the University of Minnesota Duluth has learned anything in its first two weekends of the 2012-13 hockey season, it’s that nothing will come easy.
After a gritty 3-1 win on Friday night, the No. 13 Bulldogs came out flat in the series finale against the University of Notre Dame, fell into an early hole and couldn’t dig themselves out in a 4-1 setback on Friday night in South Bend, Ind. A strong opening period by the Irish and some costly turnovers in the defensive zone by the Bulldogs proved to be the difference, as ninth-ranked Notre Dame (3-1-0 overall) built a 2-0 lead while outshooting the Bulldogs 21-8. Rookie center Tony Cameranesi scored his first goal as Bulldog 12:13 into the middle period to pull UMD within two, but that was the only scoring UMD could muster on the night.
One of only positives for UMD came from the power play, where the Bulldogs managed to stay hot with a 1-for-5 effort, upping their season total to 7-for-31 (22.6 percent).
Junior goaltender Aaron Crandall continued his strong play on the road despite allowing four goals, stopping 36 of 40 shots in the losing effort. Senior right winger Mike Seidel picked up an assist to increase his scoring streak to four games, while sophomore left winger Justin Crandall had the only other point for the Bulldogs.
UMD (2-2-0) will open its Western Collegiate Hockey Association schedule next Friday against the University of Wisconsin in the first end of a two-game series at AMSOIL Arena
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