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Marquette Dominates Lake Orion 7-2

Bloomfield Hills, MINovember 20th 2021 – The Marquette Redmen continued their road trip today, facing off against the Lake Orion Dragons at the Detroit Skating Club Arena.

Anna Byczek got the start in net this afternoon against the Lake Orion Dragons. Opening the game she made some key saves to keep the Dragons out of the net. After back and forth play throughout the entire 1st period, Redmen Forward Nash Riipi gave his team the lead with 3 minutes remaining, unassisted. The physicality would pick up soon after Riipi lit the lamp.Later in the period, a key Marquette giveaway would lead to a Dragon goal. Heading into the 2nd period, it was tied 1-1.

National Anthem

National Anthem

After a very late penalty in the 1st period, the Dragons were able to come out of the locker room with a 5 on 4 advantage, but it would not matter. Marquette Defenseman Colin Nemacheck would maneuver his way around a Dragon defender to score a short handed goal. The Redmen led 2-1 after just 1 minute of play in the 2nd period. As the period progressed, Lake Orion had several scoring opportunities, but Anna Byczek did an excellent job of keeping the puck out of the net, and also got some insurance mid way through the period. Marquette Forward Kody Moyer was able to pick pocket a Dragon defender and score his first career goal, the Redmen led 3-1 with just under 8 minutes to play.Just a few minutes later the Redmen put another on the board as Forward Jake Garrow hit top shelf to take a 4-1 lead. The Dragons kept fighting later in the 2nd period as they cut the deficit to 2, but Marquette would continue to dominate. Redmen Defensemen Brayden Grange gave his team the 5-2 lead from Garrow, and seconds later assisted to Forward Theo Adams for the 6-2 lead heading into the 3rd period.

Marquette vs Lake Orion

Marquette vs Lake Orion

Other than a few penalties by each team, the third period was uneventful. The Marquette Redmen were able to shut the Dragons down up until the halfway point of the period when they gave up their first shot of the period. With just under 3 minutes to play, the Redmen scored their final goal of the game. Grange scored his second goal of the game which came during a power play to take the 7-2 lead. The Redmen sent a couple skaters to the box shortly after the goal and were short handed for the rest of the game, but it did not matter. Marquette held on to defeat the Dragons 7-2 to improve to 2-0 on the season.

 

 

Final: Marquette 7 Lake Orion 2

The Redmen are back in action on Tuesday night as they head to Dee Stadium to take on the Houghton Gremlins. The puck will drop at 6:30 pm with the pregame show starting at 6 pm on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 -99.9 and on 103.3 WFXD.

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