Top-ranked Plattsburgh State holds off Castleton State for 1-0 win
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Despite outshooting Castleton Stat 53-16, top-ranked Plattsburgh State held on for a 1-0 win against Castleton State in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon at the Stafford Ice Arena.
The Cardinals, who were playing their fourth game in eight days, had their chances throughout the first but were unable to find the back of the net as the teams closed out the first period in a scoreless tie.
Plattsburgh State was able to break through at the 3:24 mark of the second period on Alyssa Parke's first of the year. A scramble in front sent the puck out to the top of the right circle where Parke fired a shot past Castleton goaltender Jess Cameron.
The Spartans made a goalie change after Parke's goal, sending Paula Stephens out between the pipes for the remainder of the game. Stephens made 30 saves, while Cameron recorded 22 saves and suffered the loss.
Sydney Aveson turned away all 16 shots she faced in the Plattsburgh State win. The victory marks Aveson's fourth consecutive shutout as the Cardinals' defensive corps has yet to allow a goal this season.
Neither side was able to convert on the power play as the Cardinals went 0-for-4 and the Spartans went 0-for-3.
No. 3 Gustavus Adolphus 2, No. 9 Wisconsin-Superior 2
ST. PETER, Minn. -- After suffering a 2-1 loss to Wisconsin-Superior last night, Gustavus Adolphus battled back to earn a 2-2 tie with the Yellowjackets on Saturday afternoon at Don Roberts Ice Rink.
The Gusties held a 2-1 lead at the first intermission, but could not hold off a determined UW-Superior team, which scored in the second period for the tie. With the result, Gustavus moves to 1-1-1, while UW-Superior suffers its first blemish of the season and is now 3-0-1.
Kiara De Kezel scored the game-tying goal for UW-Superior with about four minutes left in the second period. The Yellowjackets scored the first goal of the game with Haley Olmstead scoring her third of the season.
Allison Eder-Zdechlik and Amanda Cartony scored for the Gusties in the first period.
No. 4 Norwich 2, Saint Michael's 0
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Norwich completed the season sweep of Saint Michael's on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory at the Douglas C. Cairns Arena in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action.
After being the only line to not score on Friday night in Norwich's 9-0 win against Saint Michael's, the Cadets' second line of Kaycie Anderson, Madyson Moore and Haley Gibson combined for both Norwich goals on the afternoon.
Anderson notched her second of the year on a rebound in front of the net at the 8:35 mark of the first period to give the Cadets a lead they would never looked back from. Sophomore defenseman Maggie Cross and Moore picked up the assists on the goal.
Moore made it 2-0 at the 8:58 mark of the second period, scoring on a breakaway for her first goal in a Norwich uniform after spending two seasons at New England College. Anderson picked up the assist on Moore's goal.
Junior goalie Taylor Fairchild improved to 2-0-0 on the season, stopping all seven shots she faced. Saint Michael's goalie Abby Burke stole the show though for the Purple Knights, making 54 saves to keep the high-octane Norwich offense at bay.
No. 5 Elmira 4, Utica 1
Pine Valley, N.Y. -- Elmira (1-1-1, 1-0-0 ECAC West) used three third-period goals to put away the Pioneers of Utica (0-1-0, 0-1-0 ECAC West) 4-1. Elmira's Tanis Lamoureux and Ashley Ryan registerd three points apiece, scoring one goal and two assists apiece.
Morgan Reed scored the Pioneer's first goal as she followed up on her own shot, burying her second attempt at point blank range.
With the first period coming to a close, Elmira evened things at one apiece as Brooke Wilgosh converted on a slap shot from the blue line on a power-play opportunity.
In the third, Elmira scored a pair of goals less than 30 seconds apart to take a 3-1 lead. Captain Tanis Lamoureux scored the first of EC's two goals, punching home the eventual game winner at the 2:23 mark of the third. Exactly 28 seconds later Erin Weston would pick up a goal of her own as she wristed a shot from the left faceoff circle, beating the Utica netminder on the glove side.
Lisa Marshall picked up her first win of the season as she came up with 31 saves, tying a career high.
No. 6 Wisconsin-River Falls 9, St. Thomas 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Nine different Falcons scored goals in Wisconsin-River Falls' 9-3 victory at St. Thomas on Saturday afternoon.
Katie Batters scored a goal and two assists in the game, tying her for second-most points in a game in Falcons history.
UWRF scored four first-period goals, added two in the second and scored three more in the third period.
First-period goals were scored by Alice Cranston, Hayley Walsh (her first collegiate goal), Brianna Breiland (her first collegiate goal) and Leah Gefroh.
Freshman Karleigh Wolkerstorfer and Kayla Sinna both scored the second-period goals.
Batters, Kait Mason, and Chloe Kinsel all found the back of the net in the third period. Batters also had two assists in the game which ties her for second most in UWRF women's hockey history.
Ashley Kuechle played goalie for UWRF and recorded 20 saves in the game.
No. 8 St. Norbert 4, Lake Forest 3
DE PERE, Wis. -- St. Norbert remained unbeaten on the season with a 4-3 win against Lake Forest in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Resch Olympic Pavilion.
The Green Knights (3-0-1, 1-0-1 NCHA) trailed 2-1 after the first period. But St. Norbert rallied on the heels of Ali Parker's first career hat trick.
Lake Forest's Morgan Pope scored a power-play goal at 14:08 of the period. St. Norbert answered with Parker's first goal at 17:02. The Foresters pulled ahead after the first 20 minutes after a Logan Taylor goal with 33 seconds left in the first period.
Parker scored the next two goals to start the second period, getting markers at 3:02 and 9:08 of the frame. The Foresters tied the game 3-3 on an unassisted goal by Emily Wybo, but the Green Knights got the eventual game-winner with five seconds left in the period on a goal by Taylor Giacin.
Lauren Roethlisberger assisted on all four goals for the Green Knights, becoming only the second person in school history to record that many in a single game.
Lake Forest outshot St. Norbert 43-37. Kaley Gibson made 40 saves for the Green Knights, while Casey Hartfiel made 33 saves for the Foresters. St. Norbert was 0-for-4 on the power play, while Lake Forest was 1-for-3.