Bobcats Hockey Drops Friday Night Contest To Iowa State< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Bobcats hosted the Iowa State Cyclones in the first game of the series. Iowa State managed to defeat Ohio, 6-4.
For Ohio, the first period is what hurt it the most. Iowa St. was able to score four goals and two of those were within the first five minutes of the game. Despite this, the Bobcats were able to get a point on the board, with JT Schimizzi making a clean shot to give the Bobcats some momentum.
Going into the second period it was clear that both teams were becoming more confident on the ice seeing how much more physical both teams were than the first period. For Iowa State, this was the start of the several penalties.
Despite the Bobcats having trouble with scoring, the Cyclones were able to score one in the second period to make the score 5-1 with Ohio trailing.
Going right into the third period Iowa managed to get another penalty which resulted in Ohio being able to close in and score thanks to #91 Philippe Angervil. For Ohio, it was clear that they were struggling to close the gap that was created by the Cyclones in the first period.
In addition to the second period, both teams were visibly physical with each other in the third. A fight ended up occurring during the middle of the third period which resulted in both players in the fight receiving a penalty. Which meant that it was 4 v 4. This didn’t do anything for either team except for increasing the aggression for the Bobcats and Cyclones.
With a minute left in the game, the Bobcats decided to have their goalie sit and bring out another player to make it harder on the Cyclones offensively. This ended up playing in favor of the Bobcats as they managed to score a goal with only 20 seconds left in the game. Now, the Bobcats were only down by one goal, which created a sense of hope.
Unfortunately for the Bobcats, that moment of hope was very brief as Iowa State was able to score due to the goal being unprotected.
Ohio and Iowa State play again Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bird Arena.