Vikings, Cline shut out River Falls

Evan Cline made 30 saves in Lawrence's 3-0 win over UW-River Falls.
Evan Cline made 30 saves in Lawrence's 3-0 win over UW-River Falls.

APPLETON, Wis. -- The Lawrence University hockey team got a sparkling defensive effort Friday en route to a 3-0 nonconference win over UW-River Falls at the Appleton Ice Center.

Lawrence goaltender Evan Cline stopped 30 shots to record his first shutout of the season and the third of his career. The defense helped Cline as it limited River Falls to just four shots in the final period.

Lawrence got a pair of goals from forward Stephen Zabrowski, who recorded the first multi-goal game of his career. Jordan Boehlke picked up the other tally for the Vikings (4-8-0).

After a scoreless first period, Lawrence got on the board late in the second. With just 2:46 remaining in the period, Zabrowski beat River Falls goaltender Zach Quinn from close range to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead. Evan Ketner and Josh Koepplinger both picked up assists on the goal.

The Vikings turned a River Falls mistake into a goal midway through the second period. A turnover in the River Falls zone was collected by Boehlke, who beat Quinn at the 9:58 mark for a 2-0 advantage.

River Falls (4-4-3) took a timeout with 3:09 remaining in the third period and pulled Quinn in favor of an extra attacker. The Vikings won a battle for the puck near their own blue line and Vincent Dekumbis got the puck to Zabrowski, who found the empty net with 2:11 remaining to seal the victory.

Quinn made 31 saves for the Falcons. The game featured just two penalties, one on each team.