Basso Nets Two in 5-1 Win at MSOE

Justin Basso
Justin Basso

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The Adrian College men's hockey defense stifled the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders on Saturday holding them to 21 shots on goal in a 5-1 win. MSOE owned the shot advantage on Friday, but today it was the Bulldogs clamping down especially in the third period allowing just two shots on net.

Adrian improved to 4-0 overall and 4-0 in the NCHA behind a pair of goals by junior Justin Basso. It was the first two goals of the season for Basso who scored the second and fourth goals of the afternoon against MSOE (0-4, 0-4 NCHA). The sixth-ranked Bulldogs did not convert on the power play going 0-of-7 but did maintain a 4-of-4 penalty kill.

Ryan Lowe got Adrian on the board at 3:18 with his second of the season from Kevin Balas and Duston Hebebrand. Basso's first goal came at 7:55 of the first from Adam Davies and Josh Ranalli.

MSOE's Patrick LeBeau cut the lead to 2-1 at 1:41 of the second from Gunnar Regan who scored the team's lone goal on Friday. Defenseman Grant Telfer scored a rare goal at 9:50 of the second from David Haaf and Josh Cousineau to give Adrian a 3-1 lead. The Bulldogs added to their lead at 13:41 on Basso's second goal from Chris Leone and Ryan Gieseler.

Freshman Michael Hoy ended the scoring 37 seconds into the third with his second goal of the season from Ranalli and Cousineau. Adrian has now outscored their opponents, 21-4, through four games this season including 8-0 in the first period. James Hamby improved to 3-0 in net making 20 saves.

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