GameCenter final: Cornell 4, UND 3
The Big Red rallied from down two goals in the third period to beat the Fighting Hawks.
GRAND FORKS — Cornell rallied from down 3-1 in the third period to beat UND in the series opener in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Herald three stars
First star: Jack O'Leary, CU, goal, assist.
Second star: Sam Malinski, CU, goal, assist.
Third star: Mark Senden, UND, goal.
UND 1, Cornell 0 — Mark Senden (Chris Jandric, Louis Jamernik) 15:32. Skating four-on-four, UND gets on the board first. Jamernik makes a play to start a two-on-one. Jandric dips around a defender and centers to Senden, who taps the puck five-hole. It's the first collegiate goal allows for Cornell goalie Ian Shane. UND had allowed the first goal of the game in six of the last seven contests in the first half.
UND 1, Cornell 1 — Sam Malinski (Justin Ertel, Jack Malone) 3:09 (pp). The first power-play chance of the night goes to Cornell and the Big Red take advantage. A lot of zone time leads to Malinski walking the blue line and threading a shot past a shot blocker and Zach Driscoll's blocker side.
UND 2, Cornell 1 — Ashton Calder (Jake Sanderson, Ethan Frisch) 14:38 (pp). Like Cornell, UND scores on its first power-play chance of the night. In the final 30 seconds of the advantage, Calder picks up a pass at the blue line, splits Cornell's top defensive pairing of Sebastian Dirven and Cody Haiskanen and beats Shane five-hole for his eighth goal of the season.
UND 3, Cornell 1 — Jake Schmaltz (Jake Sanderson, Riese Gaber) 5:59 (dp). As a penalty is called against Cornell, UND takes the puck the other way on the rush. Sanderson pulls up in the offensive zone and finds Schmaltz coming in late. Schmaltz snaps a shot from the high slot past Shane's blocker for a two-goal UND lead.
UND 3, Cornell 2 — Jack O'Leary (Sebastian Dirven, Cody Haiskanen) 9:26. Dirven throws a harmless shot from the point wide of the net, but UND goalie Zach Driscoll loses it and O'Leary sneaks behind him and knocks it in.
UND 3, Cornell 3 — Max Andreev (Jack O'Leary, Ondrej Psenicka) 12:49. Cornell ties it up on a rush as O'Leary hits Andreev driving the net. Andreev is initially taken off the puck but he sticks with hit and hammers it home for his eighth goal of the season.
Cornell 4, UND 3 — Kyler Kovich (Sam Malinski, Zach Tupker) 14:11. Malinski gets a puck on net from the point. Driscoll leaves the rebound at the side of the crease, where Kovich puts it in to give Cornell the lead.
10 Gavin Hain—27 Louis Jamernik—19 Mark Senden
18 Matteo Costantini—21 Connor Ford—16 Ashton Calder
17 Riese Gaber—8 Jake Schmaltz—28 Judd Caulfield
29 Jackson Kunz—11 Griffin Ness—20 Nick Portz
26 Jake Sanderson—15 Ethan Frisch
7 Chris Jandric—25 Tyler Kleven
4 Cooper Moore—2 Brady Ferner
6 Brent Johnson
33 Zach Driscoll
32 Jakob Hellsten
35 Harrison Feeney
Out of lineup: F Brendan Budy (inj - out indefinitely), F Carson Albrecht, F Dane Montgomery, D Luke Bast, G Kaleb Johnson
26 Ondrej Psenicka—15 Max Andreev—9 Jack O'Leary
18 Justin Ertel—28 Brenden Locke—13 Jack Malone
22 Kyle Penney—11 Kyle Betts—23 Liam Motley
14 Ben Tupker—21 Zach Tupker—6 Kyler Kovich
5 Sebastian Dirven—3 Cody Haiskanen
10 Travis Mitchell—12 Tim Rego
4 Hank Kempf—24 Sam Malinski
8 Jack Lagerstrom
30 Ian Shane
33 Nate McDonald
34 Joe Howe
Out of lineup: F Matt Stienburg, F Ben Berard, F Sullivan Mack, F Zach Bramwell, F Dan McIntyre, D Michael Suda, D Jimmy Rayhill, D Peter Muzyka