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Bucs Fall In Second Half To Warriors

September 3, 2017

Milwaukee,  WI -- The Bucs kept on the road for game 2 of the 2017 season, traveling to Milwaukee to take on the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors.

The opening frame would be an interesting one for both the Warriors and the Bucs, as both teams score the first two goals of the game from PK's. The Warriors would strike first from Isaiah Gronholz's PK at 13:15. The Bucs would not trail for long, as Jose Gutierrez got the Bucs on the board at 15:52 on a PK of his own. 

At 32:42 freshman Freddy Widmer would get the Bucs the lead at 2-1, putting one in an open net after the Warriors goalie collided with a defender. 

At the half, the Bucs would wind up in the lead 2-1, with the shot count locked at 9. 

In the second frame, another PK would even the score 2-2, as Gronholz would connect on his second in the 76' minute. 

The offense would spark in the second half for both teams, with the Warriors outshooting the visiting Buccaneers 21-14. Both teams would mark 7 shots on frame. 

The first of two goals from Ryan White in the 78' minute would be all that the Warriors would need to take the win, as he headed one in past junior goalie Alex Lyon off a throw in from Gronholz. White would come back just 42 seconds later with his second goal, on a cross to the back post to bring the score to 4-2 Warriors. 

Junior goalie Alex Lyon went the distance in goal for the Bucs, allowing 4 goals while registering 3 saves. 

Up next for the Buccaneers are the Sabres of Marian University, as they travel to Fond du Lac on September 6th. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM.