VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — Wisconsin-Superior kicked off the 2012-13 season with a strong offense, cruising to a 6-1 defeat of Hamline on Saturday.
The Yellowjackets came up with two goals within the first minute of play. Bailey Lane notched the first goal to make it 1-0 at 0:44 of the first period.
Wisconsin-Superior came back and added another goal 12 seconds later when Ashley Birdsall put home a shot to make the score 2-0. The Pipers didn’t respond until four minutes into the second period when Jordan Verleye slipped a shot past Yellowjacket goaltender Shanley Peters to bring the score within one.
Kerry Mayhew went on a tear from that point forward, coming up with two goals in the second period — One coming at 4:48 to extend the Yellowjacket lead to 3-1 and another coming at 12:07 to make the score 4-1.
A pair of Yellowjackets notched their first collegiate goals to close out the scoring. Mara Teschendorf scored 15 minutes into the third period to make it 5-1 and Karen Larson scored the last goal for the Yellowjackets to seal the win at 6-1.
Peters made 19 saves for the Yellowjackets while Piper goaltender Sarah Schneekloth stopped 34 shots.