DULUTH, Minnesota - The MSOE hockey team surrendered a pair of goals in the third period in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of St. Scholastica Saturday afternoon on the road.
The Raiders (8-8-1, 4-6 NCHA) led 2-1 heading into the final period before the Saints (11-5-1, 4-4-1 NCHA) had 11 of the first 12 shots of the third period in overcoming the deficit.
St. Scholastica opened the scoring at 12:30 of the first period and held the lead for just over three minutes.
Simpson tied the score at 15:33 on his team-leading fifth goal of the season. He was assisted by Tien and sophomore Evan Kearns.
Tien then lit the lamp himself on an unassisted goal at 11:34 of the second period.
The home team controlled the momentum coming out in the final period, finishing with an 11-3 shot advantage in the frame and netting the equalizer at 7:03. The Saints then scored the winner at just after a 5-on-3 power play, as a 5-on-4 was winding down at 11:26.
Shots finished 28-21 in favor of CSS.
The Raiders return to the ice Friday at home against No. 4 Adrian.