Indiana club ice hockey claims first series sweep of season against Bowling Green

Indiana club ice hockey has had a just right begin to the season, nevertheless it were given even higher over the weekend because it swept Bowling Green State University in Bloomington, making improvements to to a 5-3 document. The Hoosiers outscored the Falcons 19-3 around the pair of video games, profitable 10-2 on Friday and 9-1 on Saturday.  

Through 120 mins of play this weekend, the Hoosiers by no means trailed. Friday were given off to an excellent get started, however Indiana scored first from a pleasant cross through freshman ahead Matt Spears to sophomore ahead Aidan Simoneau, striking the Hoosiers up 1-0 within the first duration. Shortly later, freshman ahead Jack Gustafson put one in the course of the five-hole at the Falcons’ sophomore goalie Leo Lapata to finish the duration.  

To get started the second one duration, Bowling Green sophomore ahead Luc Kuhr scored his first objective of the yr, striking it five-hole previous Indiana goalie Sammy Bilis and getting the Falcons at the board. 

Four mins and 47 seconds into the second one, sophomore ahead Ithan DeLorenzo used to be tripped up on a breakaway and used to be put right into a penalty shot state of affairs. The left-hander used to be ready to wrist one previous Lapata and put the Hoosiers up 3-1.  

Not lengthy after, Gustafson scored his 2nd of the evening with a tipped objective, widening the distance to 3 targets. The momentum by no means bogged down, as Gustafson had an apple to freshman ahead Nick Castracane, making the ranking 5-1. The 2nd duration used to be ruled through the Hoosiers, as DeLorenzo and sophomore ahead Will Gerami added two skillful targets, striking the club up 7-1 to finish the second one. 

Just over 3 mins into the 3rd duration, freshman defenseman Henry Whittlef slapped one within the internet, giving the Hoosiers a lead through seven. Castracane scored his 2nd of the evening, and on an influence play, the club’s first man-up objective of the season got here from Will Gerami. 

The Falcons’ sophomore ahead Camren Horvath put a dent into the deficit, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient with the Hoosiers taking a 10-2 victory.  

Before the video games this weekend, head trainer Andrew Weiss stated the crew used to be excited to be taking part in in Frank Southern Ice Arena for the first time this season. 

“I think our crowd doesn’t get enough credit for how much they propel us.” Weiss stated.  

Saturday used to be a lot of the similar because the Hoosiers may just no longer be stopped. The club made a goalie transfer, as soon as once more striking freshman goalie Jack Thomson between the pipes for the second one recreation of the doubleheader in hopes of getting him his first win. The Falcons additionally made a transfer at goalie in hopes of getting a special consequence, giving the begin to junior goalie Zach Brown for the second one recreation of the series. 

Freshman defenseman Constantinos Raftis scored his first objective of the yr with 11 mins to head within the first, striking the Hoosiers up 1-0 early. Gustafson adopted simply 30 seconds later, intercepting a cross from the Falcons and changing it to place the Hoosiers up 2-0.  A backhander from sophomore ahead Jack O’Flaherty to an open lane shot from Whittlef put the club up 4-0 in a span of simply over 5 mins.  

The Falcons had been on an influence play 5 mins into the second one when freshman winger Luke Slaven scored shorthanded and put a remark on how the sport used to be going as even if taking part in in a man-down state of affairs, Indiana used to be ready to attain. 

Sophomore ahead Chase Nitschke used to be ready to place one previous Thomson whilst in a 3-on-1 state of affairs, giving the Falcons their first and best objective of the sport. Indiana spoke back when freshman ahead Emiliano Arana scored a crowded objective with about 8 mins left in the second one, and the sport started to get chippy with a battle forming after the objective. 

After scoring 3 extra targets, together with every other shorthanded objective, Indiana ended the second one duration main 8-1.  

With only one duration left, the sport used to be within the Hoosiers’ prefer and the time of ownership used to be too massive for the Falcons to retaliate. The closing objective of the sport got here on an Arana deflection from a Gerami shot. 

The Hoosier gained the second one recreation 9-1, and Thomson’s spectacular efficiency gave him his first win of the season. 

Indiana in the end had the weekend it sought after — going 2-0 — and can now sit up for the Atlantic Coast Conference Invitational in Vinton, Virginia the place it’ll face North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, and University of North Carolina on Oct. 21, 22, and 23, respectively. 

Follow reporter Owen McDonough (@OwenJMcDonough) for updates all the way through the Indiana club ice hockey season. 

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