ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud State University (4-1-1, 1-1-0 WCHA) lost its first game of the 2000-01 season with a 3-1 setback against Denver University (1-3-0, 1-1-0 WCHA) in St. Cloud.
The Huskies opened the game’s scoring at 1:42 of the first as Joe Motzko scored his fourth goal in as three games with an assist from Mark Hartigan and Ryan Malone.
The Huskies’ lead was short lived as Denver bounced back with the tying goal at 6:03 of the first by Kelly Popadynetz. Denver etched the game winner at 5:09 of the second period with a tally by David Neale and an assist from Matt Weber.
St. Cloud pulled its goalie Scott Meyer with :33 left in the game but was unable to convert as DU’s Kevin Doell scored an empty net goal at the 19:44 mark of the game.
DU outshot the Huskies 35-21 as Meyer gained 32 saves and Adam Berkhoel had 20 for DU.
The Huskies will continue with a road trip to Colorado College and the Pioneers will host North Dakota.