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RIO RANCHO, NM – The Corpus Christi IceRays fell to the New Mexico Mustangs 5-3, despite two goals from Michael Dery inside the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

The IceRays started the scoring for the second night in a row courtesy of Zachary Lindsay with his second goal of the weekend as he took the puck and shot it top shelf beating goaltender Jake Stafford for a 1-0 lead 16:59 into the first period.

Michael Dery has been coming so close to scoring his first goal of the year after hitting the post last night.  Tonight though, Dery converted for his first goal as a Corpus Christi IceRay on a rebound in front of the net 18:13 into regulation to give the IceRays a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

In the second period Perry D’Arrisso took a shot on net, Michael Dery scooped up the rebound scoring his second goal of the night 7:49 into the period giving the IceRays a 3-0 advantage.

New Mexico got on the board 10:28 into the second period as Charles Baldwin took a breakaway pass a thought he beat Chris Komma however is was ruled no goal.  After a discussion the official awarded Baldwin the goal making the score 3-1. 

Brent Lafayette pulled the Mustangs within one goal just over two minutes later with his first goal in the NAHL.

Evan Johnston then scored on a penalty shot sliding the puck between the legs of Chris Komma to tie the game 3-3 in the third period.

New Mexico then scored their fourth goal in a row to take a 4-3 lead as Jayson Angus beat Chris Komma top shelf 12:41 into the third period.

The Mustangs added an empty net goal to pick up the 5-3 win.

The IceRays are in action December 28th as they travel to Frisco, Texas to battle the Tornado.  Puck drops at 7:05PM, coverage begins at 6:50PM with the IceRays Pregame Show on ESPN Radio 1440AM. 

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