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Hockey - Mon, Oct. 21, 2013

John Brodbeck

Sports Information Director

FLINT, Mich. -- The Holy Cross Saints hockey team struggled over the weekend against the University of Michigan-Flint, dropping both games in the series and surrendering their first series sweep of the season. After a tough 7-1 loss on Friday night, the Saints played better on Saturday but fell 4-3. The Saints now sit at 6-4 overall and have dropped three consecutive games.

Flint took control from start to finish in the series opener Friday night, scoring the first six goals of the game.

Mike Pilcher (St. Louis, Mo.) scored the lone goal for the Saints in their 7-1 defeat.

Devin Nyers (Niles, Mich.) suffered his first loss of the season on Friday while allowing three goals on 19 shots faced in 26 minutes of action. Senior Brad Hajec (Dearborn, Mich.) finished off the final 34 minutes while allowing four goals on 15 shots faced.

The Saints came out stronger in Saturday's series finale as they went to the first intermission tied at 1-1.

Flint, however, got on a roll offensively and scored three unanswered goals to go up 4-1 on the Saints.

Holy Cross would add to final goals, but fall just short as Tommy Lyons (C) (Valparaiso, Ind.) ripped a shot from the point that went in the net just after final horn sounded.

Doni Gendel (A) (South Bend, Ind.) led the way for the Saints in the final with one goal and two assists. Drew Brodbeck (A) (Stillwater, Minn.) and Michael Harding (Avon, Ind.) each chipped in with a goal and an assist.

Devin Nyers finished the game with 26 saves on 30 shots faced.

With the loss, the Saints have dropped three consecutive games.

Holy Cross (6-4) will return home for one game on Sunday, October 27 as they play host to the Cardinals of Ball State (Ind.) University. The puck is set to drop at 1:00 p.m. EST.