By Jared Bravard, @JaredBravard
The Cyclones fell to the University of Mary Marauders (4-0-1) by a score of 4-1 on Saturday evening.
It was a disappointing effort, according to Head Coach Jason Fairman.
“We were lacking consistency in our effort over the 60 minutes and it was a dramatic difference between how we want to play and how we don’t want to play,” Fairman said.
Marauder forward Alex Flicek opened the scoring as he tallied a power-play goal at 2:34 in the first. Seth Cushing doubled the lead with a goal at 9:24. The University of Mary took the two-goal advantage into the first intermission.
The Marauders increased their lead again during the second period as defenseman Marshall Tschida and forward Cody Shepard scored at 6:27 and 17:43, respectively.
Freshman forward Zach Perez scored his first goal as a Cyclone at 18:09 in the third. Mike Thomas tallied the assist.
The Marauders successfully killed all three of their penalties as the Cyclones killed one of their two.
Despite a disappointing start to the season, Fairman said he has reason to be excited.
“We have the pieces to make a deep run,” Fairman said. “We just need to put it together, and I think we will. I don’t want to get too caught up in the disappointment of what happened this weekend.”
The Division II Cyclones (0-2-0) will take the ice again on Oct. 23 and 24 for a series against Jamestown.