Vikings can't hold on against Marian

Lawrence hockey action Curtis Weyerhaeuser
Lawrence's Curtis Weyerhaeuser scored the game's first goal against Marian.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University saw a two-goal edge evaporate Saturday night as Marian University rallied for a 5-2 victory in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at the Appleton Ice Center.

Marian swept the two-game Battle of Highway 41 series to retain control of the traveling trophy.

Lawrence (5-16-2, 4-12-2 NCHA) jumped on top just 1:38 into the game when Curtis Weyerhaeuser took a pass from Zach Lodes and fired a puck past Hunter Vorva for a 1-0 lead.

The score stayed that way until the 8:23 mark of the second when Charles Stewart grabbed a puck on the backside of the play and beat Vorva for a 2-0 Lawrence advantage.

Marian struck back quickly and tied the game less than two minutes later. The Sabres got an extra-attacker goal from Chris Deprez on a delayed penalty at 9:00. On the ensuing power play, Parker Colley scored at 10:11 to tie the game at 2-2.

Marian (16-6-1, 12-6-0) grabbed the lead just over five minutes later when Brett Radford scored at the 15:34 mark. 

The Sabres expanded the lead to 4-2 on Ty Enns' goal at the 4:10 mark and added an empty-net goal with six seconds remaining for the final margin.

Vorva got the win and made 17 saves. Evan Cline stopped a career-high 56 shot for the Vikings.