Hockey: Falcons split 2-game series against Black Knights

Falcons goalie Jason Torf successfully defends the goal during a flurry against the Army Black Knights at the Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan 15, 2011. Army went on to defeat the Falcons 5-4. Torf is a native of Hermosa Beach, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Falcons goalie Jason Torf successfully defends the goal during a flurry against the Army Black Knights at the Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan 15, 2011. Army went on to defeat the Falcons 5-4. Torf is a native of Hermosa Beach, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Air Force Academy cadets cheer for their Falcons hockey team during a match against Army at the Cadet Ice Arena Jan. 15, 2011. The crowd of 3,019 was the second-largest of Air Force's season. Air Force and Army split the series, with the Falcons winning, 5-1, Jan. 14 and losing, 5-4, Jan. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Air Force Academy cadets cheer for their Falcons hockey team during a match against Army at the Cadet Ice Arena Jan. 15, 2011. The crowd of 3,019 was the second-largest of Air Force's season. Air Force and Army split the series, with the Falcons winning, 5-1, Jan. 14 and losing, 5-4, Jan. 15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Air Force sophomore forward Kyle De Laurell just misses a shot on goal against Army goalie Ryan Leets during the Falcons' game against the Black Knights at the Cadet Ice Arena Jan. 15, 2011. Army held off a late rally by the Falcons in the Jan. 15 game to defeat Air Force, 5-4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Air Force sophomore forward Kyle De Laurell just misses a shot on goal against Army goalie Ryan Leets during the Falcons' game against the Black Knights at the Cadet Ice Arena Jan. 15, 2011. Army held off a late rally by the Falcons in the Jan. 15 game to defeat Air Force, 5-4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Falcons split a two-game series against the Army Black Knights here Jan. 14 and 15.

The Falcons bludgeoned the Black Knights in the first game of the series, winning 5-1 on goals by Tony Thomas, Ryan Timar, Jacques Lamoreux, Paul Weisgarber and Brad Sellers and 27 saves by Falcons goalie Jason Torf. Army's only goal came on a shot by Mike Hull.

Army rebounded for the second game: Cody Omilusik scored two goals and Andy Starczewski scored one to give the Black Knights a 3-0 lead in the first period. The Falcons tied the score in the second period, and the two teams traded goals in the third. The Black Knights held off a late Falcons rally to win the second game, 5-4.

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