MEQUON, Wis. - After falling in Milwaukee the night before, the Concordia University Wisconsin men's hockey team came up short against 12th-ranked Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday night, losing 7-4 inside the Ozaukee Ice Center.
The Falcons and Raiders were knotted up at 3-3 going into the final frame, but MSOE found the net four times in the third period to take home the victory.
CUW (2-16-3, 2-12-2 MCHA) scored three of their four goals on the power play and were arguably the better team during several stretches of the game, but they couldn't keep the Raiders quiet in the final twenty minutes.
After surrendering a pair of goals in the final minute of the first period, the Falcons came storming back in the second period with three goals of their own.
Sophomore Russell Johnson (Monticello, Minn.) and junior Greg Douglas (Plano, Texas) both scored power play goals early on in the second to tie the score at 2-2, before the Raiders scored a shorthanded goal moments later to take a 3-2 lead.
But the Falcons would tie things up once again with just three and a half minutes to go in the period when freshman Tanner Tryggestad (Amery, Wis.) finished off a great breakout involving Greg and Graylyn Douglas (Plano, Texas).
MSOE (15-5-1, 12-3-1 MCHA) wouldn't be denied, however, scoring twice early in the third before junior Jake Furey (Cedarburg, Wis.) pulled one back for the Falcons.
The Raiders would add two more goals later in the final frame to emerge victorious.
The Falcons will now have a week of practice before traveling to Adrian, Mich. next weekend for a weekend series against Adrian College.