MEQUON, Wis. - The Concordia University Wisconsin men's hockey team dropped the first game of a weekend "home-and-home" series against Lake Forest College on Friday night, losing 6-2 at the Ozaukee Ice Center.
The Foresters got out to a 4-0 lead after just 15 minutes of play, and the Falcons could never recover.
CUW (2-13-3, 2-9-2 MCHA) got goals from junior Greg Douglas (Plano, Texas) and freshman Cole Weiser (Beloit, Wis.) but it wasn't enough as the visitors ran away with the victory.
Lake Forest (2-16-0, 2-11-0 MCHA) came flying out of the gates, pressuring Falcon goaltender Billy Sias (Bloomington, Minn.) and finding the back of the net four times in the first period.
Douglas got one back for the Falcons with less than five minutes remaining in the opening frame, finishing off a centering feed from freshman Tanner Tryggestad (Amery, Wis.).
Weiser then cut the Foresters' lead in half early in the second period, ripping a point shot that found its way through traffic and into the back of the net.
But despite several other quality scoring chances in the game's latter stages, CUW couldn't mount a comeback while the Foresters regained their four-goal advantage with second and third period tallies.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night inside the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse in Lake Forest, Ill. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.