Lindenwood University 2014 Inline Hockey B Division National Champions
|Posted: April 15, 2014 11:05PM; Updated: April 15, 2014 11:10PM
|Michigan State's Nate Bazydlo makes a save against Lindenwood
By Kyle Jones
If we have learned one thing from the National Championships during elimination games it is this; it doesn’t matter how a team gets the win as long as when the game is completed, your team has more goals than the other team. Lindenwood’s B squad is a prime example of this.
The Lions entered the 2014 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships in Aston, PA in Pool A, set to face off against the best teams the B Division had to offer in the country. They proved they were the team to beat finishing with a perfect 3-0 record in round robin play.
In the Elite Eight, the Lions faced off against the University of Central Florida. The Knights proved to be a tough battle as they pushed Lindenwood University to the brink of elimination. The game went into overtime all knotted up at 3. It wasn’t until a shot from Spenser Marquiss crossed the UCF goal line, winning the game for Lions.
Their Final Four matchup was a rematch against the Arizona State Sun Devils. A suffocating defensive performance by Lindenwood held ASU to only 8 shots in the game. They went on to win 4-1 to advance to yet another National Championship Game.
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