The Forester men's hockey team was defeated 2-1 at Lawrence University Saturday night. Lake Forest's lone goal was scored by sophomore Mike Violette late in the contest.
Lawrence took the early lead at the 5:37 mark of the opening period and the score remained 1-0 until late in the third.
A Vikings 5-on-3 power play score with 1:23 to play in the contest gave the home team a seemingly safe 2-0 lead. However, Violette's short-handed goal with 25 seconds on the clock pulled the Foresters back to within one. Freshman Charlie Stein assisted on Violette's fourth score of the season.
Lake Forest pulled junior goaltender Brendan Sullivan for the game's final 25 seconds but were unable to score. Sullivan finished the night with 43 saves and stopped 84 of 87 shots on goal on the weekend.
Lawrence out-shot the Foresters 45-15 in the game.
Lake Forest fell to 4-21-0 overall and finished the regular season with a Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association record of 4-16-0, good for third place in the league's South Division standings. Lawrence is now 12-10-13 overall and finished second in the MCHA North Division with a conference mark of 11-6-3.
The Foresters will travel to Milwaukee School of Engineering for next weekend's two-game MCHA quarterfinal series. Game times have yet to be determined. The series winner will advance to the Harris Cup Four at Adrian College the following weekend.