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Division II Hockey
D2 Cyclones swept by Marauders

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.