College Hockey:
Air Force Holds On To Top Fairfield

— Five different Falcons scored goals as Air Force defeated Fairfield, 5-4, in a nonconference game Saturday.

Andy Berg had one goal and two assists and defenseman Steve Mead had three assists to lead the Falcons.

Air Force (8-9-0) scored first when freshman Carson Strang tallied from Mead and Brooks Turnquist two minutes into the game. Fairfield tied the score midway through the first period on a goal by Cody Wojdyla.

The score remained tied until Scott Zwiers scored a power-play goal from Mead and Berg 10 minutes into the second period. Two minutes later, Berg gave the Falcons a 3-1 lead with a power-play goal from Mead and Ryan Wiggins.

Fairfield’s Dan Cotter answered with a power-play goal late in the second period to make the score 3-2 entering the third.

The Falcons took a 5-2 lead on goals by Kyle Fransdal and Ryan Wiggins in the third period. Wiggins’ goal came on the power play at 13:11 of the third period and was the eventual game winner.

Fairfield made the game interesting with two goals in the final four minutes. Eamon Delgiacco scored a power-play goal at 16:01 and then Casey Laflamme scored with 1:13 left in the game. With 1:12 remaining, Fairfield pulled its goaltender but was unable to tie the game.

Air Force, winner of three straight, outshot Fairfield in every period and 23-15 for the game. Mike Polidor made 11 saves for the Falcons while Michael Wolfe made 18 for the Stags.

Air Force was 3-for-4 on the power play while Fairfield was 2-for-3.

The two teams conclude the series Sunday at 7:05 p.m. ET in Fairfield.

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