David Almeda, Staff Writer
On the heels of an 11-2 rout of Tulane, Kennesaw State’s club ice hockey team traveled to Clemson for a two game series hoping to continue their success and start a new winning streak.
That happened, albeit briefly, as the Owls split their weekend road trip against the Tigers, taking game one of the series 5-1 before falling in the final game 10-1.
The Owls (6-3-1) were behind early in the first game of the series, with Clemson opening scoring with 7:26 left in the first period. With 9.8 seconds to go before the end of the frame, KSU took advantage of a power play as Larry Adegoke scored to tie the game 1-1.
From there, the Owls began to take over the contest. Alex Dolhon gave the Owls the lead, notching his third goal of the season.
“Since he’s such a big boy we just camp him out right in front of the net and any pucks that come, he just eats them up and buries them in the net,” head coach Sean Bernhardt said.
Later in the period, KSU continued building the lead with Cory Prinzbach scoring on a power play and Devan Bousquet adding a shorthanded goal to extend the Owls’ lead to 4-1 at the end of the second.
“The shorthanded goal was a five on three,” Bernhardt said. “Bousquet just flew past both of their defenders.”
After Taylor Gipson added another score with 16:13 left in the game, the Owls skated off the ice with a 5-1 win.
The Owls didn’t fare as well in their second game against the Tigers. Clemson opened the game by scoring eight straight goals. KSU was able to get on the board with 19:35 left in the game, but would take its third loss of the season, 10-1.
The Owls will attempt to regroup when they return home to play Life University this Saturday Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. at the Ice Forum.