The Aksarben Stampede (1-0) took the Iowa DogFish (0-2) challenge at the RalstonArena in Nebraska IBLA action. Iowa got caught up in the stampede with a 14-10 score in a game that was closer than the score indicates.
To the Action
Iowa scored first on a Michael Jango (2g,2a) marker at 1:37. The Stampede countered with a flurry. This was provided by Star of the Game, Tanner Lerdahl with his first of seven goals and eight points. Zach Barnhill (1g,1a) and Lerdahl made it a 3-1 affair with Billy Dinen (2g) stopping the run cutting it a 3-2 score. Tyson Scoboda (1g, 1a) potted a man advantage goal to get it to a two-goal differential before Iowa answered to end it be first at 4-4. Thomas Geren (2g) scored the goals just fifteen seconds apart.
The Stampede dominated in the second period and pulled off a 4-1 edge. Lerdahl picked up a natural hat trick with Owen Wostupal (2g,1a) adding the fourth. Ryan Barnes (1g) supplied the Iowa marker and the combatants went to the final stanza with Aksarben in front, 8-5.
Wostupal pushed it to 9-5 at :33 but Iowa started to click with net benders from. Jonathan Samuel (1g), Nick Lundberg (1g) followed by Jango on the man up. The Stampede took the hits but had answered with Aaron Gosch (1g), converting a sweet feed from Barnhill, again on the man up Lerdahl, Andrew Gleitz (1g,1a), and a pair from Lerdahl got it to 14-8 and Iowa would notch tallies from Tucker LaBelle (1g) and the second from Billy Dineen to close the book on the 14-10 score.
Shots favored the Stampede, 45-26 with Alex Postol stopping 31 shots for Iowa. Alex Grewcock turned away 17 shots in the Stampede nets. Special teams were active with Iowa hitting 2 of 6 chances and Akserben hitting a perfect 3 for 3. Iowa got caught up in the stampede.
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