February 14, 2016
A week after losing big at North Carolina, Michigan bounced back with a 9-8 victory over Colgate. (Peyton Williams)
A week after losing big at North Carolina, Michigan bounced back with a 9-8 victory over Colgate. (Peyton Williams)

Men's Sunday Wrap: Big Win for Michigan

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michigan scored on its first three possessions of the game and rode stellar goaltending from Gerald Logan to knock off Colgate 9-8 on Sunday afternoon inside of Oosterbaan Field House. Michigan never trailed in the game, but had to hold off a late Colgate rally.

Peter Donato and Cameron Williams scored late in the fourth quarter and Colgate had the ball with 1:09 remaining after calling a timeout. The Raiders then turned it over and Michigan ran out the clock to preserve the victory.

Logan, who made just three saves while allowing 10 goals in 30 minutes of action last week in a 20-10 loss at North Carolina, had 15 saves, the 25th game of his career with double-digit saves. Logan made 10 of his saves in the second half.

“Last week was the first time in his life that he’d ever been pulled,” said Michigan coach John Paul. “He was great, he rebounded well. His strength is he makes a lot of saves you don’t expect him to make and that was missing last week. Today, he made those.” 

Kyle Jackson led Michigan with four goals, none bigger than his tally with 0.4 seconds left in the third quarter. Colgate had pulled to within a goal with back-to-back tallies before Jackson swung momentum back in Michigan’s favor entering the final quarter. Michigan had also scored a goal with nine seconds left in the second quarter.

“Those were big for momentum, but even bigger was the fast start,” said Paul. “This is a confident team, but getting out early and wiping the taste of last week out was important.” 

Mikie Schlosser added two goals for Michigan and Ian King had a pair of assists. Brad Lott won 12-of-17 faceoffs. Chase Wittich and Donato each scored a pair of goals for Colgate and Brandon Burke made eight saves.

“We played a lot better defensively,” said Paul. “Colgate had a lot of possession. They had some long possessions and we didn’t clear the ball well today. They were getting the ball right back and we did a good job of weathering that.”

Hot Start Carries Duke Over Lehigh

Duke jumped out to a 6-1 lead and led 9-2 late in the first half, but Lehigh battled throughout and made the Blue Devils work for a 13-11 victory.

"I thought today the teaching opportunity was you have a 9-3 lead,” said Duke head coach John Danowski. “Can you play with the lead? Can you manage the game? And I thought we did not do that well. Most of that was due to Lehigh. They played hard and I thought well. It was a great lesson for our guys.”

Jack Bruckner, who just minutes earlier had hobbled off the field with an apparent leg injury, returned and scored on a back-door cut to give Duke a 13-8 lead with 5:48 remaining in the game. Lehigh then put on a late charge, three three goals in a span of just 66 seconds to cut it to 13-11 with 24 seconds left, but Kyle Rowe won the ensuing faceoff and Blue Devils ran out the clock.

Case Matheis led Duke with three goals and Justin Guterding and Chad Cohan each had two goals. Danny Fowler made 14 saves for the Blue Devils. Lehigh freshman Tristan Rai had four goals and Reid Weber added three.

Bucknell Improves to 2-0

Bryant scored three goals in the final three minutes of the game, but Bucknell held off the Bulldogs for an 11-10 win in Rhode Island. Connor O’Hara’s goal with 6:50 remaining gave Bucknell an 11-7 lead, but Bryant made things interesting. Tom Kennedy scored at the 2:52 mark, Cody O’Donnell scored just 13 seconds later and Kennedy scored again with 1:04 to play to cut Bucknell’s lead to one. Bryant won the ensuing faceoff, but failed to get off a shot before turning the ball over.

Kyle Shanahan, Will Sands and O’Hara all had two goals for the Bison (2-0). Bucknell freshman goalie Christian Klipstein made 10 saves and Jarrett Witzal won 10-of-15 faceoffs. Cam Ziegler and Kennedy each had two goals for Bryant (1-1) and Gunner Waldt made 11 saves.

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