Matt Iacopelli scores Lumberjacks lone goal in 5-1 loss to Waterloo

Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Lumberjacks fell prey on the road to Waterloo, 5-1 on Friday. The Black Hawks scored three second period goals to burry the Lumberjacks.

Matt Iacopelli scored his 28th goal of the season and the game’s first goal to put Muskegon on top 1-0. The Brownstone Mich. native Iacopelli is now tied atop USHL scoring leaders with Omaha Lancer Tyler Vesel.

The Lumberjacks did not have an answer for the much more aggressive Waterloo offense who scored five unanswered goals and outshot Muskegon 52-23. Muskegon held a 1-1 tie after the first period but trailed 4-1 entering the third period.

Joesph Cecconi and Trevor Mebeck assisted on the lone Muskegon goal.  Cecconi now has two assists and a goal in his last eight games since Muskegon picked him up. In 36 games played, Morbeck now has 14 assists and 10 goals.

The Lumberjacks special teams had three power play opportunities but couldn’t convert despite the lopsided loss. Muskegon had three penalties, its second coming to new addition Chace Hatcher when he fought Waterloo’s Derek Pratt.

Peter Krieger led Waterloo with two goals and Drew Melanson had a goal and an assist.

Muskegon goalie Eric Schierhorn made 47 saves in the onslaught of shots as Muskegon falls to 18-18-4 on the season.

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