Falcons blank Chargers

Bowling Green scored four second-period goals and never looked back to defeat UAH 5-0 on Wednesday in Ohio in the first game of a home-and-home series.

Game two is Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Von Braun Center, the final home game of the season for the Chargers.

UAH fell to 3-13-1 overall and 3-8-0 in WCHA play as it finished an 9-day, 5-game road trip. The 13th-ranked Falcons improved to 18-8-1 and 7-5-1.

After a scoreless first period, Bowling Green broke the stalemate almost halfway through the second. Connor Ford beat David Fessenden high with a wrister from the right circle.

The Falcons took a 2-0 lead when Max Johnson’s shot up the middle deflected high off a Charger defender and just under the crossbar with 8:25 left in the second. A minute later, Brandon Kruse put BG up 3-0.

Anton Malmstrom made it 4-0 at the second intermission when he scored during an extended delayed penalty on UAH. Ford added a goal late in the third period.

David Fessenden made 36 saves for the Chargers, who were outshot 41-11.