Independence, MO (March 25th) - Wichita couldn't hold onto a two-goal lead on Saturday night, losing in overtime at Missouri by the final of 3-2 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Wichita falls to 5-3-4-0 in the Visit Wichita, Visit Independence Cup Series.
Macoy Erkamps and Louick Marcotte provided the Thunder offense in the losing effort.
Wichita scored twice just over two minutes apart in the first. Erkamps blasted a one-timer past Josh Robinson at 7:36 to make it 1-0. Marcotte took a face-off win from Darryl Lloyd and fired a shot past Robinson at 9:44 that made it 2-0. Eric Scheid got one back at 14:08 as he caught a pass off the rush and beat Drew Owsley with a wrist shot to make it 2-1.
In the second, Missouri capitalized on a power play as Matt Finn buried a one-timer from the right circle and evened the contest at two.
Wichita outshot the Mavericks 15-8 in the third period, but both goalies held firm and the game headed to overtime.
Alex Brooks scored the game-winner at 3:24 as he skated across the red line, came in on his backhand and beat Owsley with a shot near the net.
Wichita and Missouri have played four-straight overtime games in the season-series at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Marcotte netted his 15th of the year and needs one more to reach his rookie totals from a year ago in Adirondack. Erkamps recorded his sixth of the season. Darryl Lloyd added two assists.
Owsley suffers the overtime loss, stopping 25 of 28 shots. Robinson grabs the win, stopping 39 of 41 shots he faced. Wichita went 1-for-3 on the power play. Missouri was 1-for-4 on the man advantage.
The Thunder finishes their three-in-three tomorrow afternoon at 4:05 against Quad City.
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