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Hockey fails to defend home ice in 5-3 loss to Arizona State

Forward Tristan Macalolooy races with the puck during the Aztecs 5-3 loss to the Sun Devils on Nov. 9 at the Joan Kroc Center.

San Diego State hockey narrowly lost to Arizona State University on Friday night, 5-3, in a game that went down to the wire.

The loss drops the Aztecs record to 5-4-1 and snaps a two game win streak.

“We had a lot of opportunities,” SDSU head coach Phil Bateman said. “You just gotta fight when they’re not going in easily, you gotta fight for a couple of those inches and be a little stronger on your stick, and heavy on the stick, and make sure you bare those down and finish them.