DEARBORN, Mich. - Four power play goals for Adrian College was the difference in game two between No. 13 University of Michigan-Dearborn and the No. 8 Bulldogs Friday at the UM-Dearborn Ice Arena.
After a 1-1 tie going into the first intermission, the Bulldogs scored four times in the second to pull away from the Wolverines for a 7-4 win. Adrian swept the two-game series after a 4-1 victory in the opener on the Bulldogs' home ice Thursday. The loss drops UM-Dearborn to 2-4 overall and 0-4 in the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League.
Adrian went ahead early on a goal in the first minute of the game, but Andrew Spiegel (SO/Riverview, Mich.) pulled UM-Dearborn even with a short-handed tally with just five seconds to play in the opening period. Ryan Urso (JR/Livonia, Mich.) and Marcus McSweeney (JR/Chandler, Ariz.) each picked up assists on the Spiegel goal.
The Bulldogs started the second as they did the first, with a goal in the opening seconds and made it a two-goal advantage seven minutes later. Kyle Schnettler (FR/Metamora, Mich.) brought the Wolverines to within one with a blue-line slap shot on a feed from Kevin Behard and McSweeney. However, Adrian closed the period with another pair to take a 5-2 lead into the third.
UM-Dearborn closed the gap to two on two separate occasions in the final 20 minutes, but could not get closer. Nic LaBurn (SO/Northville, Mich.) and Tyler Groat (SO/Wyandotte, Mich.) each scored for the Wolverines in the third, as Groat, Bechard and Urso each added assists.
Nathan Ferris got the start in net for UM-Dearborn, allowing four goals on 19 shots before being replaced by Thomas Proudluck in the 35th minute. UM-Dearborn out shot Adrian 44-31.