ADRIAN, Mich. – The quick strike offense of Adrian College broke open a tight game in the second period on Saturday night against Fredonia State. The two squads were tied 1-1 heading into the first intermission after both teams scored on the power play in the opening 20 minutes. Adrian (8-0) then scored three goals in a span of 2:42 to take a 4-1 lead.
Jake Flegel scored his first of the season at 4:35 from Justin Basso and Josh Ranalli on a shot from the right point through a screen. Ranalli scored on the power play on a one-timer between the circles on a feed from Ryan Lowe and Josh Cousineau at 6:14 to make it 3-1. Freshman Brent Sauve scored 1:03 later on a great individual effort coming down the right wing boards and shoveling the puck five-hole for his first goal of the season.
Fredonia State scored on the power play at 16:46 of the second to make it 4-2 after two periods, but then Adrian outscored the Blue Devils 3-0 in the third stanza. Brett Pinkerton scored from the left wing at 1:09 on the power play for his second goal of the season from Ryan Gieseler and Duston Hebebrand. Hebebrand scored from just below the right circle on a streaking play from Pinkerton at 7:48 for his fifth goal of the season. Austin Hervey stole the puck in the neutral zone and carried it in before shooting five-hole at 14:38 for his second of the season to conclude the scoring.
Adrian outshot Fredonia State, 40-22, including 31-16 in the final two periods. The power play for Adrian went 3-for-5 with nine shots on net. The Blue Devils were 2-for-7 with seven shots on net. James Hamby made 20 saves in net for the Bulldogs.