ADRIAN, Michigan – Freshman Garrett Gintoli and senior Jerad Tafoya scored goals as the MSOE hockey team fell short against No. 1 Adrian in the opening game of a Harris Cup Quarterfinal series Friday evening at Arrington Ice Arena.
The fourth-seeded Raiders (11-13-2) scored first and led for just over four minutes before the Bulldogs (22-4) scored three unanswered goals to take control of the game.
Senior Zach Woodman made 30 saves in goal on the night.
The lead held until Adrian opened the scoring 4:25 later. The home team would take the lead at 3:50 of the second period on the first of two Taylor McCloy goals in the game. This score came on the power play. McCloy struck again with the eventual game-winner at 4:44 of the third period to make it 3-1.
Unfortunately, that was as close as the Raiders would get.
The Bulldogs held a 33-24 shot advantage in the game. Both teams scored once with the man advantage, with the Red & White getting four chances and Adrian five tries on the power play.
The series wraps up Saturday at AIA. MSOE is looking to even the series and force a mini-game with the chance of advancing to the Harris Cup Semifinals.