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No. 1 Bobcats edge out Liberty

October 26, 2012  |  Lynchburg, Va. 

The Liberty Flames Division I men's hockey team faced off against No. 1 ranked Ohio University at the LaHaye Ice Center Friday night, falling short to the Bobcats 3-2, bringing its current streak to six-straight losses.

The Bobcats struck first three minutes into the game as Nathan De La Torre scored his third of the season off an assist from Nicholas Hudeck. Eight minutes later Ohio increased its lead to 2-0 when Hudeck put one in off an assist from Michael Harris.

Cam Bakker got the Flames on the board with five minutes to go in the opening frame off a pass from Rick Turner on the power play, cutting the deficit in half at 2-1.

Tom Whetsel regained the two goal spread for Ohio as he managed to sneak one past Flames goaltender Blair Bennett, giving the Bobcats a 2-1 lead two minutes into the second.

Turner brought the Flames back to within one midway through the second period off an assist from Kyle Garcia.

Both teams had numerous chances in the third, including a McCombe shot that rang off the crossbar with 30 seconds remaining, but the Bobcats were able to hang on and get their 11th straight victory.

Fedor Dushkin made 32 saves to get the win, while Bennett took the loss with 26 saves.

Liberty will get another shot at the Bobcats Saturday night. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

Men's D1 Hockey Links
Schedule
Results
Mar 9, 8:00 PM - Columbus, OH
at
Men's D1 Hockey
Nationals - Delaware
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Men's D1 Hockey
at ESCHL Playoffs - Stony Brook
Feb 26, 2:00 PM - Kingston, RI

Men's D1 Hockey
at Nationals - Delaware
Mar 9, 8:00 PM - Columbus, OH

Men's D1 Hockey
at Nationals
Mar 10, TBD - Columbus, OH

Men's D1 Hockey
at Nationals
Mar 11, TBD - Columbus, OH

Men's D1 Hockey
at Nationals
Mar 12, TBD - Columbus, OH

Full Schedule

Feb 26
Men's D1 Hockey
at ESCHL Playoffs - Stony Brook
W (6-1)

Feb 25
Men's D1 Hockey
at ESCHL Playoffs - URI
W (3-1)

Feb 24
Men's D1 Hockey
at ESCHL Playoffs - West Chester
W (5-3)

Feb 18
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Rhode Island
W (4-2)

Feb 17
Men's D1 Hockey
vs. University of Rhode Island
W (1-0)

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