Lumberjacks fall to Sioux City 3-2 in overtime, suffer their fifth loss in six games

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After a win last Saturday, the Muskegon Lumberjacks were hoping their slump was behind them.

But they suffered their fifth defeat in their past six games Friday with a 3-2 loss to host Sioux City in the first game of a six-game road trip.

Muskegon is now 27-17-4 on the season, good for 58 points and fourth place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference. They still have a nine point edge in the race for the final playoff spot.

Sioux City’s Sebastian Repo opened the scoring at 11:31 of the first period.

Muskegon’s Ryan Siroky tied the game at 1-1 at 17:33 of the first period.  Matheson Iacopelli was credited with the lone assist on the goal.

The score was 1-1 after the first period.

The Musketeer’s Joe Snively gave Sioux City a 2-1 lead with a goal at 15:13 of the second period.

Muskegon’s Christian Wolanin tied the game at 2-2 with a power play goal with two minutes left in the second period.  Griffen Molino and Matej Paulovic picked up the assists on the goal.

The third period ended in a scoreless tie.

Siuox City’s Robert Carpenter scored the game winning goal in overtime at the 1:49 mark.

The Jacks outshot the Musketeers 46-43.

Musketeer’s goalie Collin Olson stopped 44-of-46 Lumberjacks shots to get the win. Eric Schierhorn stopped 40 of 43 shots for the Lumberjacks.

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