APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University couldn't dig out of a big early hole Saturday at the Appleton Family Ice Center and dropped a 5-2 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game to Trine University.
The Thunder scored five times in the opening period to take control. Lawrence scored both of its goals early in the third period but could draw no closer.
Trine jumped on the Vikings by scoring just 21 seconds into the game and adding another goal at the 4:43 mark. The Thunder added two more goals in a span of 1:18 in the middle of the period before tacking on a short-hander with just 49 seconds remaining in the first.
Lawrence battled back in the third period as Ivan Galaguzov scored just 1:08 into the period off assists from Tom Yurisich and Curtis Weyerhaeuser to trim the lead to 5-1. Captain Jake Drinkard made it 5-2 when he scored at the 8:36 when he scored with assists going to Jordan Boehlke and Vincent Dekumbis.
Trine's Brett Young made 25 saves to get the win. Evan Cline made the start for the Vikings but departed after allowing the first two goals. Rookie Brian Tallieu made 11 saves in the first but allowed three more goals.
Lawrence sophomore Alex Mosquera played the final two periods and didn't allow a goal while recording 26 saves.