Three Waidachers sisters score to give St. Scholastica sweep of St. Norbert
DE PERE, Wis. -- Saint Scholastica completed a crsweep of ninth-ranked and defending NCHA postseason champion St. Norbert on Saturday, winning 4-1.
Much like Friday night's contest, the Green Knights drew first blood. After a scoreless first period, which saw St. Norbert outshoot the Saints 14-6, the Green Knights broke through one minute and 47 seconds in the second period on a Laurel Hill power-play goal.
The Saints responded at the 13-minute mark with a power-play goal by Isabel Waidacher. Alex Blair and Michelle Fischer were credited with the assists.
Then midway through the period Monika Waidacher scored an unassisted goal to put the Saints in front 2-1. Nina Waidacher completed the Waidacher trifecta with an even-strength goal with 2:39 left in the period to make it 3-1 Saints at the second intermission. Isabel and Kelly Ahlgren had the assists.
Nina would add an empty-net goal with 20 seconds left in the game to make the final score 4-1 Saints.
Freshman Lindsey Hartfiel performed well in the net once again for the Saints, stopping 29 of 30 shots. Kaley Gibson had 24 saves in the loss for the Green Knights (3-2-1, 1-2-1 NCHA).
No. 1 Plattsburgh State 7, Buffalo State 0
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Senior forward Jennie Kistner pumped in the first two goals for Plattsburgh State and put the finishing touches on her hat trick by adding the sixth tally of the game in the Cardinals' 7-0 ECAC West triumph against Buffalo State on Saturday afternoon at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena.
Kistner upped her 2013-14 goal total to a team-high seven as the Cardinals outshot the Bengals 60-13 in the contest. Plattsburgh State improves to 5-0-0 and 2-0-0 in ECAC West confrontations while the Bengals (0-4-0, 0-3-0 ECAC West) are still on the hunt for their first victory.
Kistner's game-winning goal came just 1:44 into the tilt when she located the puck in the middle of scrum in front of the Bengals' net and flipped it in the top shelf. A delayed penalty call prior to the score allowed the Cardinals to attack with six skaters. Fellow senior Chelsea VanGlahn picked up the first of her three points on the evening with an assist on Kistner's first tally.
Jordan Caldwell and Julia Duquette became the fourth and fifth Plattsburgh State skaters to gather up at least one point on the afternoon when they made the sharp passes that led to Kistner's second goal at 14:06 of the opening period.
No. 2 Middlebury 4, Colby 0
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Middlebury picked up a 4-0 road win against Colby in NESCAC action at Alfond Rink.
Middlebury (2-0 overall, 2-0 NESCAC) has had to battle for wins in the season opener against the Mules the past three years. The Panthers have earned 3-2, 3-2, and 2-1 victories. However, Middlebury took 6-0 and 5-1 victories during the past two years on the second day.
The Panthers converted on their third power-play chance in the first period when Katie Sullivan scored from the left side of the goal when she poked in a shot that had been banged around in front. Katie Mandigo and Hannah Bielawski had assists on the play.
The Panthers scored two goals in the first eight minutes of the second period to take control. Bielawski scored her first of the season at 4:53 from Sullivan and Jess Brownschidle, while Jane Freda netted her second goal of the season at 7:22 from Allie Aiello and Sullivan.
Middlebury closed out the scoring on a pretty pass play with 8:39 left in the game. Aiello fed Bielawski on the left side of the rink near the boards. Bielawski's centering pass was one-timed by Kate Moreau for the score.
Annabelle Jones earned the Middlebury shutout with 22 saves, including half of them in the third period.
No. 3 Norwich 3, Salve Regina 0
NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Norwich recorded its fourth consecutive shutout on Saturday afternoon en route to a 3-0 victory against Salve Regina in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action at Kreitzberg Arena.
Junior goalie Loren Carrier stopped all 15 shots she faced, while senior forward Tori Charron, senior defenseman Marie-Philip Guay and junior forward Madyson Moore each scored a goal to the lead the Cadets to the victory.
Norwich (5-1-0, 4-0-0 ECAC East) jumped out on top at the 13:31 mark of the first period when Charron netted her team-leading seventh goal of the season off an assist from freshman Adelle Murphy (Roseau, Minn.).
Norwich increased its lead to 2-0 at the 6:17 mark of the second period with a shorthanded goal by Moore off an assist from senior forward Haley Gibson.
Norwich did add an insurance tally late in the third with Guay blasting a shot from the blue line that found its way through traffic and into the bottom left corner of the net.
No. 4 Elmira 3, Potsdam State 0
POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Elmira (4-1-1, 4-0-0 ECAC West) defeated Potsdam State (2-3-1, 1-3-1 ECAC West) 3-0 on Saturday. Brooke Wilgosh and Cassidy Delainey led the Soaring Eagles today with a goal and an assist apiece today.
After a scoreless first period Elmira held a shot advantage of 15-9. Just 5:12 into the second period, EC finally found the back of the net after Ashley Ryan passed the puck to Wilgosh who slipped the puck past the Bear's goaltender on a power-play opportunity. EC would increase the lead after Ashton Hogan buried the puck in the net with Delainey and McKenna Farole being credited with the assists. The Purple and Gold held a 16-8 shot advantage in the second period.
After falling a man down, Delainey scored a shorthanded goal after Wilgosh set-up the play to bring the Elmira lead up to 3-0. Despite four minor penalties in the third period, Kyle Nelson didn't let one of Potsdam's 12 shots past her in the period as she claimed the shutout win in her first career game. Elmira finished the game outshooting Potsdam 40-29 while Nelson make 29 saves in the winning effort.
No. 5 Wisconsin-Superior 3, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 0
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- In a rare home-and-home series, Wisconsin-Superior and Wisconsin-Eau Claire came to Wessman Arena on Saturday night after skating to a 2-2 tie in Eau Claire. More bounces went the Yellowjackets' way on this given contest as they came out on top with a 3-0 win against UW-Eau Claire.
The Yellowjackets turned on the jets in the second period after a first period that saw no scoring. All of the offense in the game came in a second period that saw the Yellowjackets blast 18 shots on goal. It all started when Yellowjacket goaltender Shanley Peters took control of the puck and flicked it along the boards and eventually found Karen Larson. Larson skated up and found Kerry Mayhew in front of the net, who put a shot past Blugold goaltender Paige Turner at 5:10 of the second period to give the Yellowjackets a 1-0 lead.
Lynne Larson built on that three minutes later when she took control of the puck behind the net. She skated up in front of the net and flicked a shot past Turner to extend the Yellowjacket lead to 2-0 at 8:06 of the second period. Mayhew closed out the scoring for the Yellowjackets at 19:50 of the second period on a wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle that snuck to the back of the net to make the score 3-0.
Peters finished with 15 saves for the Yellowjackets while Turner clocked in with 30 saves for the Blugolds.
Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5, Wisconsin-River Falls 4 (OT)
STEVENS POINT, WIS. -- Cassandra Salmen scored nine seconds into overtime to give Wisconsin-Stevens Point a 5-4 victory against Wisconsin-River Falls in overtime on Saturday.
Meredith Ingbretson had tied the game for the Pointers at 4-all with a goal eight minutes into the third period.
Allie Tanzer gave the Pointers a 2-0 lead in the first period with consecutive goals, but Karleigh Wolkerstorfer and Kait Mason tied the game in the second period.
Hannah Smith gave the Pointers the lead again in the second but Sam Greely once again created a tie game. Wolkerstorfer would then give River Falls its only lead of the game in the third.
No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus 2, Concordia (Minn.) 0
MOOREHEAD, Minn. -- After two scoreless periods, Allie Lewis scored a goal less than three minutes into the third to help jump start Gustavus Adolphus to a 2-0 win against Concordia (Minn.).
Amanda Cartony would then score with less than a minute left in the game to give the Gusties some insurance.
Lindsey Hibbard faced 15 shots and stopped them all to get the shutout.
Saint Anselm 3, No. 10 Manhattanville 2
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Senior Courtney Winters and freshman Alexandra Starzyk each netted power-play goals and junior Sabrina Iannetti dished a pair of assists to lead Saint Anselm to a 3-2 victory against Manhattanville on Saturday afternoon at Thomas F. Sullivan Arena.
The Hawks, who received points from seven different skaters, improved to 5-1-0 on the season, including a perfect 3-0-0 in ECAC East play, while the Valiants sink to 1-2-1, 0-2-0 ECAC East.
Lindsey Brown made 31 saves in the win, while Kirsten Shaughnessy made 27 saves for Manhattanville.
Manhattanville held a 33-30 advantage in shots, including 18-6 in the final stanza. Saint Anselm was 2-for-4 on the power play, while the Valiants came up empty on four extra-man opportunities.