April 3, 2006

Des Moines Moves On

The last time a Cornell goalie took to the ice at the Resch Center in Green Bay, hockey fans saw one of the great goalie performances in NCAA tournament play -- well, actually, they saw two as both Brian Elliott and David McKee were wonderful. It was, however, David's 59-save performance that night in Wisconsin that served as his farewell to the Big Red. But as he skated off into Cornell's rich history, another prepared for his chance to replace the legend.

With his team up 2-0 in the best-of-five series, Troy Davenport took to the same ice that served his former mentor so well one week earlier. Sixty minutes later, Troy and his Des Moines mates had a 3-2 victory over Green Bay and were heading home with a series sweep. Troy stopped 23 of the 25 shots he faced, and for the series stopped 95.5% of the Gamblers' 67 shots.

Omaha, meanwhile, defeated Lincoln 3-1 to extend their series to at least a fourth game. Justin Milo went pointless in the game.

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