No. 25 Simon Fraser Rallies to Upend No. 9 Michigan State

Running a set play, Spencer would find Branting in front of the MSU net, as a quick stick beat the Spartan keeper to give Simon Fraser the final lead of the game at 10-9. The Clan would tie up the ball on the ensuing draw to kill off the lingering 0:07 seconds and seal the come-from-behind win.

Senior Kyle Middleton (Nanaimo, BC/Woodlands Secondary) and junior Darren Zwack (Sherwood Park, AB/Archbishop Jordan HS) continued to split time in the Fraser net, each playing a half for the third straight game. Middleton made 9 saves, with 6 goals against (.600) over the first two quarters, along with several key stops to keep the game within reach.

Zwack played equally impressively in the second half making 8 saves, with 4 goals against (.727). The goaltending tandem have been outstanding in the games that they have shared, posting a combined .649 save percentage in three straight wins over teams that qualified for the 2012 National Tournament.

Simon Fraser will conclude their Midwest swing on Sunday, March 31 as they take on No. 24 Davenport in Grand Rapids Michigan, before returning home to play Washington on Saturday, April 6.

Michigan State will now enter a stretch of Divisional play with three straight games versus CCLA opponents in Western Michigan on April 4, No. 22 Pittsburgh on April 6 and Ohio University on April 7.

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