After taking Game 1 of the weekend to a shootout and winning, the Spartans were looking to sweep the top-ranked team in the country in Saturday’s matinee game at Munn Ice Arena.
Unfortunately, MSU could not respond to the pressure applied from the Golden Gophers and were outplayed throughout the game. Despite having a slow start in the first period, the Spartans play progressed as the game went on.
Freshman forward Villiam Haag brought the Spartans within two goals on a power play goal in the third period, and Michael Ferrantino scored with under a second left in the game.
The late surge from the Spartans was good, but not good enough.
“I think every single guy on our bench was giving it their all,” captain Greg Wolfe said.. “No one quit. We stayed positive the whole time and if that game would’ve been a little longer, I think we probably could’ve had a chance at coming back.”
Coach Anastos, captain Greg Wolfe, defenseman John Draeger and freshman forward Villiam Haag share their opinions after the 3-2 loss to the Golden Gophers.
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Photo by: Jonathan Yales