Lawrence rolls past the Thunder

Lawrence's Lane King scored two goals in the Vikings' 6-2 win over Trine.
Lawrence's Lane King scored two goals in the Vikings' 6-2 win over Trine.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University scored three times in the final period Saturday to pull away en route to a 6-2 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association victory over Trine University at the Appleton Family Ice Center.

Lawrence (1-1-0, 1-1-0 NCHA) led 3-2 heading to the third period, but the Vikings got goals from Jake Drinkard, Josh Koepplinger and Lane King to seal the victory. King finished with two goals and two assists and Koepplinger had two goals and two assists for the Vikings.

Evan Cline stopped 26 shots to pick up the victory. Brett Young made 33 saves and took the loss for Trine (0-4-0, 0-2-0).

The Vikings jumped on Trine early in the third with a pair of power-play goals. Drinkard scored on the man-advantage off assists from Matt Montemurro and Daniel Gysi just 1:43 into the period to make it 4-2. Koepplinger made it 5-2 at the 5:58 mark when he scored on the power play off assists from King and Nick Felan.

The Vikings got another power-play goal when King scored at the 14:03 mark with Felan and Koepplinger picking up the assists. Lawrence went 4-for-12 on the power play, and Trine finished 0-for-6.

Lawrence grabbed a 1-0 lead on Koepplinger's goal just 6:47 into the contest. Trine tied it on Jackson Tucker's goal at the 18:05 mark of the first, but the Vikings countered almost immediately. King scored on the power play with just 14 seconds left in the period to give Lawrence a 2-1 edge after one.

Lawrence's Stephen Zabrowski scored his first collegiate goal at the 3:03 mark of the second period to put the Vikings up 3-1. Trine scored with 40 seconds left in the second period to cut the margin to 3-2 heading to the third.