By AUBREE STAMPER, Photo Editor
After a quiet start, The University of Michigan-Dearborn won 6-1 over No. 10 Davenport University on Friday night in the season’s second home game thanks to a four-goal second period.
The Wolverines (3-1) peppered Davenport (1-3) goaltender and former Wolverine Nate Ferris with 51 shots on the night. Ferris made 45 saves and surrendered all six goals.
Thomas Proudlock earned his second win of the season in net for UM-Dearborn after making 26 saves on 27 shots.
After Andrew Spiegel scored the game’s first goal, Davenport tied it up at 1-1 a minute later with a shorthanded goal.
The Wolverines came back, though, to score three more goals in the second period from Nic LaBurn, Andrew Palushaj and Spiegel, followed by two in the third from Captain Kevin Bechard and Christian Ramage.
Despite the lopsided score, UM-Dearborn coach Chris Haltinner said it was still a challenge to take on the Panthers.
“It adds a little bit more excitement around when you get a ranked team like that,” Haltinner said. “Davenport really brought it.
“At first they were playing pretty tough on us so had to just settle down and relax and play our game.”
UM-Dearborn plays Lawrence Tech next at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Southfield, Mich.