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GameCenter final: Cornell 4, UND 3

The Big Red rallied from down two goals in the third period to beat the Fighting Hawks.

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Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.
Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

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.

First period

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.

Second period

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.

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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.

Third period

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.

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UND's lines

Forwards
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

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Defensemen
26 Jake Sanderson—15 Ethan Frisch
7 Chris Jandric—25 Tyler Kleven
4 Cooper Moore—2 Brady Ferner
6 Brent Johnson

Goalies
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

Cornell's lines

Forwards
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

Defensemen
5 Sebastian Dirven—3 Cody Haiskanen
10 Travis Mitchell—12 Tim Rego
4 Hank Kempf—24 Sam Malinski
8 Jack Lagerstrom

Goalies
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

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Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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