Bears sweep Ducks with 9-2 victory
EUGENE — Saturday night proved to be little different from Friday as the Oregon Ducks again faced the Cal Bears and ultimately fell by a score of 9-2.
Like last night’s matchup, the game got off on the right foot as Oregon’s Adam Susman once more scored the first goal. Only 3:22 into the period, Susman stole the puck in his own zone and snapped a shot on net from the left circle that sailed over goaltender Sami Morse’s glove.
The lead lasted until 13:50, when Cal exploded with a series of three goals within less than two minutes. Kevin Wang, Michael Leone and Steve Bagley nabbed a goal each with Leone and Bagley also registering assists, and the teams entered the first intermission with the Bears ahead, 3-1.
Cal’s Chase Swerdlick added a fourth goal about six minutes into the middle period after catching a rebound off netminder Ben Green, but the home team would diminish their lead by one in the final minute of the frame. On the power play, Trevor Shott up high passed to defenseman Derek Armstrong by the net, and although Cal briefly gained possession, Nathan Lutz intercepted the puck and shoveled it into the goal to bring his team within two.
Despite some good efforts, the rest of the game belonged to the Bears. Oregon surrendered five unanswered goals, losing the game by a final tally of 9-2.
The Ducks will host Arizona State for a two-game series next weekend, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. at The Rink Exchange. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.