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LSSU edges Mercyhurst

Oct. 18, 2002

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Lake Superior State hockey team improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents after beating two-time defending MAAC champion Mercyhurst 3-2 Friday at Taffy Abel Arena.

LSSU senior Jeremy Bachusz scored at 11:17 of the third period on assists from freshman brothers Mike and Mark Adamek and gave the Lakers a 3-1 lead. Mercyhurst (0-1) cut the lead to 3-2 with an even-strength goal by T.J. Kemp at 16:57. LSSU protected its lead with the help of a power play during the final two minutes of the game.

Chris Peterson scored LSSU's first goal at 15:51 of the first period. Rich Hansen tied it 1-1 at 1:36 of the second period. Aaron Davis of LSSU made it 2-1 with a goal at 4:54 of the second period. Davis and Peterson assisted on each other's goals. Colin Nicholson also drew an assist on Peterson's goal.

Sophomore goalie Matt Violin totaled 25 saves, including 14 in the second period, to earn his first win of the year. Mercyhurst goalie Matt Cifelli had 35 saves.

LSSU and Mercyhurst meet again Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

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