Cline makes 39 saves as Vikings tie at MSOE

Cline makes 39 saves as Vikings tie at MSOE

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Austin Frank's first goal of the season and a great effort by goaltender Evan Cline led Lawrence University to a 2-2 overtime tie with MSOE on Friday in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Kern Center.

Cline made 39 saves, including 15 in the third period, to help the Vikings to the tie.

The Vikings (5-13-3, 4-9-3 NCHA) entered the third period trailing 2-1 when MSOE's Zach Simpson was whistled for hooking at the 3:13 mark. Frank, a defenseman, scored on the ensuing power play off an assist from Josh Koepplinger to tie the game at 2-2 just 21 seconds later.

Lawrence took an early 1-0 lead on another power-play goal in the opening period. Sean Reynolds scored with assists from Daniel Gysi and Matt Beranek on Lawrence's first power-play chance of the game to take a 1-0 edge at the 15:39 mark of the first.

Lawrence went 2-for-6 on the power play, and the Vikings held MSOE to 0-for-10.

Brendan Unser tied the game at 1-1 with his goal just 2:31 into the second, and the Raiders took a 2-1 lead on Nick Redmon's short-handed goal at the 11:25 mark.

Austin Campbell stopped 15 shots for MSOE (9-7-5, 6-6-4).