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Mercyhurst Athletics | November 26, 2017

Pair of third period goals helps Mercyhurst upset No. 9 Wisconsin

  Joshua Lammon scored the game-winning goal with 6:46 left to give the Lakers their first win over the Badgers.

MADISON, Wis. — Joshua Lammon scored the go-ahead goal with 6:46 left in regulation as the Mercyhurst men's hockey team came from behind to defeat ninth-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday in front of 8,694 fans at the Kohl Center. The victory is the first triumph over Wisconsin in MU program history; the Lakers are now 1-4 against the Badgers.

James Anderson and Bryan Sienerth also found the net for Mercyhurst (5-4-2). Taylor Best had two assists while Michael Verboom, Chris Makowski and Les Lancaster each tallied one assist.

Jason Ford and Seamus Malone scored for Wisconsin (8-6-2).

Lammon's goal was a one-timer off a pass from Best. Todd also had an assist on the play as Mercyhurst took its only lead, which held through the final whistle.

Wisconsin had held leads of 1-0 and 2-1.

Early in the first period, UW's Weissbach took a shot and crashed the net, leaving a rebound and wide open net for Ford to capitalize on. Tarek Baker had the other assist.

During the second, Anderson redirected a shot from Michael Verboom to tie the game at 1-1. Makowski also had an assist.

Malone scored from behind the goal line to give the Badgers their lead back at 2-1 early in the third period. Will Johnson tallied an assist.

Two minutes and 30 seconds later, Best passed the puck to Sienerth, who was able to find the back of the net with a screen from Lammon. Lancaster picked up an assist as the Lakers tied the contest at 2-all and set the stage for Lammon's winner.

Both teams finished 0-for-1 on the power play.

Winning goaltender Brandon Wildung stopped 35 out of 37 shots for Mercyhurst while Kyle Hayton ended the night with 25 saves in net for Wisconsin.

Both teams return to action Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

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