SCOTTVILLE — Scoring goals has been a struggle for the Lakeshore Badgers co-op ice hockey team, and that continued Friday night when the Badgers hosted Tawas at the West Shore Community Ice Arena.

The Badgers have scored more than one goal only twice this season, and both times won the game.

But they have only won twice this season. Friday night, the Badgers lost, 7-1.

“We were just flat from the get-go,” Badgers head coach Bill Shriver said. “But, I would have to say that I think Tawas contributed to our being flat.

“Tawas just skated hard, and really outskated us. It was just an off night for us. We did a lot of positive things. We had eight penalties again, so we had a lot of chances too work on our penalty kill and we did pretty well.

“They won the battles, and got to the puck first. Maybe we’ll be a little more energized. We’ll keep working on things again. We just need to score. You score one goal, you’re not going to win games.”

Lakeshore came out flat against Tawas, and trailed 3-0 at the end of the first period. Tawas continued to score goals, while the Badgers came up empty on its shot attempts, and pushed its lead to 5-0 after two.

It wasn’t until the third period that the Badgers ended their scoreless drought, as Bear Lake’s Bryce Harless scored on an assist from Mason County Central’s Austin Quillan.