West wrap: Nov. 12

Augsburg (6-0): The Auggies swept a series against Bethel, winning 7-4 and 6-1, and are the last unbeaten team standing in the MIAC. Seven players scored in Friday’s victory, with Nate Flynn scoring a goal and dishing out a pair of assists to fuel an Auggies offense that has scored three or more goals in each of its first five games. Nick Schmit made 26 saves and is 5-0. Eric Brenk was the star Saturday, scoring twice and tallying an assist. He has five goals on the season. The Auggies have outscored their opponents 29-11 and are one of three teams unbeaten and untied through the first three weekends of the season.

Bethel (0-7): The Royals are still winless after two losses to Augsburg. Michael Piehler scored two goals and dished out an assist in a 7-4 loss Friday. Jackson Purvis added three assists for the Royals in their home opener. Purvis scored the lone goal for Bethel in a 6-1 loss Saturday, their sixth loss against a nationally ranked team this season.

Concordia (2-1-2): The Cobbers came through with a 3-2 win over Wisconsin-River Falls Friday night as Mark Huneke scored his first collegiate goal. Sam Nelson notched the win, his first of the year, with 24 saves. Saturday’s game against Wisconsin-River Falls ended in a 3-3 tie in overtime as the Cobbers extended their unbeaten streak to three games. Jake Ellingson punched in his first collegiate goal. Concordia took 37 shots, and Jacob Stephan tallied 24 saves to improve to 1-0-2.

Gustavus Adolphus (2-3-1): Robbie Goor earned his first collegiate win in goal for Gustavus in a 3-1 win over Wisconsin-Superior Friday. He made 26 saves. Jack McCann scored the first goal of his career in the win, and Colin Hernon punched his first goal of the year. The Gusties weren’t as fortunate Saturday in a 5-3 loss to Wisconsin-Stout. Caleb Anderson and Evan Erickson both scored.

Hamline (3-2): Kyle Wendorf and Mitch McPherson scored two goals apiece in the third period and propelled the Pipers to a come-from-behind win over St. Joh’s Saturday. McPherson pushed his goal total to five games as Hamline handed the Johnnies their first loss. Justin Quale racked up 29 saves as Hamline won for the second time in three games.

St. John’s (5-1): The Johnnies’ unbeaten run to start the season ended Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Hamline. St. John’s lost for the first time in six games despite goals from Evan Okeley and Matt Colford. The Johnnies led 2-1 going into the third period.

Saint Mary’s (2-3-1): The Cardinals’ streak of allowing just three goals in their first four games ended; they gave up more than double that in a 7-2 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point Friday. Dylan Robertson and Kyle Meeh each scored a goal. It was a high-scoring game Saturday as the Cardinals dropped a 5-4 decision to Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The two teams combined for six goals in the final 20 minutes. Chad Cesarz finished with two goals for the Cardinals, while Jack Stang tallied a goal and two assists.

St. Olaf (3-3): Sawyer Jacobson’s goal in the third period gave the Oles the lead for good in a 5-3 win over Wisconsin-Stout. The game was tied, 3-3, before the tally. Roshen Jaswal racked up a goal and an assist and Erick Hancock made 26 saves. The Oles fell 3-2 to Wisconsin-Superior Saturday. Charlie Widmar and Jaswal each put a goal and an assist on their stat line.

St. Thomas (2-3-1): The Tommies fell 2-1 in overtime against Wisconsin-Stevens Point Saturday. Johnny Panvica scored the lone goal for St. Thomas, and Benjamin Myers made 29 saves in a hard-fought battle in which the Tommies held a 34-31 edge in shots.

Adrian (3-1): The Bulldogs crushed Finlandia, 10-1, Friday on a career night for Matthew Thompson, who recorded a hat trick and scored a career-high five points. Dillon Kelley racked up 16 saves to notch his sixth consecutive win dating back to his sophomore season in 2015-16. Taylor McCloy also had a big night as he scored two goals, and Kyle Brothers tallied a goal and two assists to move into the top 10 all-time in scoring. Adrian had an opportunity to make a statement Saturday, but fell to top-ranked St. Norbert by a 4-3 score in overtime. Thompson scored a goal for the second straight night. The Bulldogs trail 9-6 all-time in the series.

Aurora (0-4-2): The Spartans were blanked, 3-0, by Lawrence Friday night. Josh Boyko racked up 16 saves and split time in goal with Jake Gwillim, who tallied 11 saves. The Spartans got their offense going Saturday, but fell 4-3 to Marian. Liam Stirtzinger punched in two goals and tallied an assist, while Tim Faulkner scored once and dished out two assists.

Concordia (5-1): Two goals by Josh Adkins lifted the Falcons to a 3-1 win over St. Scholastica. Nick Malvin came up with 29 saves in goal to lead the way defensively. The two teams combined for 53 minutes in the penalty box. The Falcons stayed perfect at home with a 3-1 win over Northland Saturday. Adkins scored for the third time in two games and Malvin came up big again, racking up 31 saves.

Finlandia (0-3-1): The only goal for the Lions in a 10-1 loss to Adrian Friday came from Bryce Mitzel in the second period. Matt Arnold stopped 23 shots as the Lions remained winless. Finlandia had to settle for a 2-2 tie against Trine Saturday. Danny Hill and Mike Chuinard both scored for the Lions, who got 21 saves from Marcus Gloss.

Lake Forest (4-2, 3-1): Troy Nelson came through with the first goal of his college career and led the Foresters to a 3-1 win over Marian Friday. The defense was on point behind the effort of Louis-Phillipe De Courcy, who nearly recorded his second consecutive shutout. He finished with 23 saves. Lake Forest dominated Lawrence Saturday, winning 6-1, with Connor Duncan scoring the team’s first short-handed goal of the season. Reed Scahill dished out two assists.

Lawrence (2-2): The Vikings rolled to a 3-0 win over Aurora Friday. Nick Felan, Zach Satalino, and Jake Drinkard all scored, and Evan Cline made 21 saves. Lawrence struggled in a 6-1 loss to Lake Forest Saturday. Satalino punched in the team’s lone goal.

Marian (2-2): Braden Crone came up with the only goal for the Sabres in a 3-1 loss to Lake Forest Friday. Marian bounced back Saturday with a 4-3 overtime win over Aurora. Jake Howie scored with 26 seconds left in regulation to force the extra session and then scored the game winner in overtime. Crone also scored in the win, tallying his third goal of the season.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (5-1): Five players scored for the Raiders in a 5-3 win over Northland Friday. Zach Goodman continued his impressive play in goal, making 32 saves. On Saturday, the Raiders knocked off St. Scholastica 4-1 behind four power-play goals and an impressive start by Rock Boynton, who made 26 saves in his debut.

Northland (1-4-1): The weekend began with a 5-3 loss to MSOE. The Lumberjacks got two goals from Josh Racek in the loss. Ty Kraus also scored and Lucas DeBenedet tallied two assists. The Lumberjacks were unable to bounce back Saturday in a 3-1 loss to Concordia. Kraus gave Northland a 1-0 lead in the second period.

St. Norbert (4-0): Peter Bates scored a goal and an assist to lead St. Norbert to a 3-0 win over Trine Friday night. T.J. Black earned the win in goal, making 22 saves. The Green Knights should stay in the No. 1 slot of the polls after edging Adrian, 4-3, Saturday night in a showdown worthy of a national championship game. Three different players scored, and Tanner Froese and Riley Christensen came up with two assists apiece. Black was solid in goal, stopping 24 shots.

St. Scholastica (3-3): The Saints came up short against Concordia Friday, falling 3-1. Kale Derkson scored the Saints’ only goal in a game where the two teams combined for 21 penalties. St. Scholastica did hold Concordia to an 0-for-8 showing on the power play. Kristofer McKinzie scored the lone goal for the Saints in a 4-1 loss to MSOE Saturday.

Trine (0-5-1): The Thunder is still looking for its first win in program history after falling 3-0 to St. Norbert Friday and skating to a 2-2 tie with Finlandia Saturday. Trine held the Green Knights scoreless for two periods thanks to a solid effort by Brett Young, who made 36 saves. Against the Lions, Carmine Taffo and Lucas Bombardier both scored for Trine, with Bombardier scoring his third goal of the season.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire (4-2): The Blugolds topped Saint Mary’s, 5-4, Saturday. Jack Bresser scored his fourth goal of the season, and Jesse Tredinnick came through with a pair of goals. Camden Haugenoe started his sixth consecutive game and improved to 4-2 behind a 17-save effort.

Wisconsin-River Falls (0-5-1): The Falcons dropped a 3-2 decision to Concordia Friday. Max Doner scored his third goal of the year, and Cayden Cahill punched in his second goal of the season. Wisconsin-River Falls skated to a 3-3 tie against the Cobbers Saturday, the game highlighted by Eddie Matushima’s hat trick. Zach Quinn racked up 34 saves.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (5-1): The Pointers opened the weekend with a 7-2 win over Saint Mary’s. Tanner Karty scored twice, and Drew McLean tallied a goal and an assist. Luke McElhenie stepped up as well and scored a goal and dished out two assists. Karty’s goal in overtime lifted the Pointers to a 2-1 win over St. Thomas Saturday. Max Milosek racked up 33 saves. Stephan Beauvais also scored for the Pointers in the huge road win.

Wisconsin-Stout (2-3-1): Gavin Smith scored a goal and dished out an assist in Friday’s 5-3 loss to St. Olaf. The Blue Devils jumped in front 2-0 against Gustavus Saturday and never looked back to nail down their second win of the year. Mathias Ahman and Jack Forbort scored the first-period goals, and Hunter Anderson dished out three assists.

Wisconsin-Superior (1-4): The Yellowjackets scored their only goal in the third period of a 3-1 loss to Gustavus Adolphus Friday. Ian Ecklund came through with the goal, his second of the season. It was a different story Saturday, as Wisconsin-Superior notched a 3-2 win, its first of the year. Ecklund scored a goal, and Daniel Litchke finished with a goal and an assist.


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