Pair of Power Play Goals Not Enough for Foresters against Adrian

Photos by Kyra Vidas
Photos by Kyra Vidas

Defensemen Mark Esshaki and Connor Duncan netted power play goals but the Lake Forest College men's hockey team was defeated 5-2 Saturday evening by visiting Adrian College, the eighth-ranked team in the nation.

Esshaki, a senior, scored with 5:50 remaining in the opening period to tie the game at one. His fourth goal of the year was assisted by Duncan, a freshman, and sophomore forward Bron Loiselle. The Bulldogs regained the lead with their second power play goal of the game just 41 seconds later and led 2-1 after 20 minutes of play.

Adrian added to its lead a minute-and-a-half into the second period and the visitors' third power play goal of the contest at 11:33 made the score 4-1.

The final goal of the game for Adrian was scored three minutes into the third period. Duncan then converted a power play opportunity with 5:11 on the clock with Esshaki earned the assist. It was the second score of the season for Duncan.

The Bulldogs had a 44-31 edge in shots on goal on the night.

The loss dropped the Foresters' overall record to 9-8-0 and their Northern Collegiate Hockey Association mark to 5-7-0. Adrian improved to 12-3-2 overall and 11-1-0 in the league.

Lake Forest will play a home-and-home series with Marian University next weekend. The teams will face off in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, at 7:00 Friday night and in Lake Forest at the same time on Saturday.

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