No. 5 Wis.-Superior earns weekend split with win vs. Wis.-Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- After a slow first period, the Wisconsin-Superior rebounded with a three-goal second period that propelled it to a 3-1 victory against Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Yellowjackets rebounded on Saturday after the Pointers handed them their first loss of the season on Friday night.
One of the Pointers' eight shots in the first period found the back of the net when Shauna Bollinger fired a shot past Shanley Peters to give the Pointers a 1-0 lead at 5:49 of the first period.
The last two periods proved to be all Yellowjackets, coming up with three unanswered goals. Haley Olmstead gave the Yellowjackets a spark on the power play with a goal at 2:04 of the second period to tie the game at a goal a piece. Kerry Mayhew was credited with the assist on the play. The Yellowjackets took the lead for good at 7:53 of the second period when Kiara De Kezel took a shot that Janna Beilke-Skoug couldn't handle to make the score 2-1. Lynne Larson put the exclamation point on the Yellowjackets' scoring with an unassisted goal at 10:46 of the second period to extend the lead to 3-1.
Peters made 27 saves for the Yellowjackets while Beilke-Skoug stopped 35 shots for the Pointers.
No. 1 Plattsburgh State 5, Neumann 0
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- A three-goal second period lifted Plattsburgh State to a 5-0 win against Neumann in an ECAC West game Saturday night at the Stafford Ice Arena.
With the Cardinals on the power play in the first, coach Kevin Houle pulled goaltender Sydney Aveson for the extra attacker and Plattsburgh State capitalized with a one-timer from Alyssa Parke at the top of the left circle. Bridget Balisy and Ali Vakos picked up assists on the eventual game winner at 9:20 of the first period.
Plattsburgh State broke it open with three goals in the second period. Giovanna Senese tapped in Era's rebound, lifting a backhanded shot over Neumann goaltender Justina Mayr at the 12:47 mark to make it 2-0. Just 1:22 later, Tyne Gove scored her first Cardinal goal before Parke added a power-play goal at the end of the period to give Plattsburgh State a 4-0 lead.
A deflection in front gave Shannon Stewart her team-leading eighth goal of the year with 7:30 left in regulation to round out the scoring.
The win pushes the Cardinals to 7-0-0 overall and 4-0-0 in conference play. Neumann drops to 1-5-0 on the year and 0-3-0 in the ECAC West.
Aveson recorded 14 saves in her fifth shutout of the season. Mayr stopped 42 shots in the loss for Neumann.
No. 2 Middlebury 7, Trinity (Conn.) 0
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Middlebury completed a two-game sweep of Trinity (Conn.) (1-2-1, 1-2-1) with a 7-0 victory on Saturday afternoon in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (4-0, 4-0) outshot their opponent 41-14 in the game, converting a pair of power-play goals.
Middlebury took a 1-0 lead when Mckenzie Martin put home a rebound in front at the 11:28 mark. Just 1:31 later, Katie Sullivan scored her third of the year, tipping in a shot from Jennifer Krakower. The Panthers added a third goal in the period with 2:03 remaining when Madeline Joyce scored on a rebound after some nice stick work from Hannah Bielawski put the puck on net.
Sara Ugalde netted her first of the year 3:01 into the second period, finishing a rebound after a shot from Jane Freda had been saved. Katie Sullivan found the back of the net on a power play with 1:20 left in the period to make it a 4-0 game. Kate Moreau’s shot from the point was saved, with Sullivan there to capitalize on the rebound.
Ugalde earned her second of the game on the power play in the third period, scoring from the slot after taking a pass from the corner by Emily Fluke. Anna Van Kula wrapped up the scoring with her first career goal from the high slot just 34 seconds later.
Fluke finished the game with three assists, while Bielawski and Katie Mandigo each had two. Madeline Marsh made 14 saves in goal to win.
No. 3 Norwich 4, New England College 0
HENNIKER, N.H. -- Norwich forward Tori Charron finished with two goals and an assist leading the Cadets past the New England College Pilgrims 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.
With the win the Cadets improve to 7-1-0 overall and 6-0-0 in ECAC East play. The loss drops the Pilgrims to 1-6-0 on the season and 1-3-0 in ECAC East action.
The Cadets would waste no time getting on the board as Adelle Murphy would pick up a loose puck at center ice and feed Tori Charron who would beat Pilgrim goalie Lauren Hopps to record her team-high ninth goal of the season just four minutes into play.
Norwich would continue to bring the offensive pressure throughout the opening period, including several shots that would ricochet off the post and 22 shots turned away by Hopps.
Charon would put the Cadets up 2-0 just more than four minutes into the second period netting her second goal of the game assisted by Madyson Moore.
The Cadets would tack on two third-period goals, including a score by Marie-Philip Guay assisted by Charon and Kayla Parsons at the 5:06 mark and a tip-in by Moore assisted by Meghan Papagno with just more than six minutes remaining.
No. 4 Elmira 5, Williams 1
PINE VALLEY, N.Y. -- Elmira (5-1-1) put together a strong performance Saturday afternoon as the Soaring Eagles picked up their fifth win in a row, defeating visiting Williams (1-2-0) 5-1.
Lisa Marshall made 31 saves in net for the Soaring Eagles while Ashley Ryan and Tanis Lamoureux each recorded one goal and two assists for three points.
Ashton Hogan scored the first of Elmira's five unanswered goals, putting the Soaring Eagles up 1-0 18:15 into the frame.
Three more goals would come in the second period, with Cassidy Delainey, Lamourex and Ryan all scoring. Johanna Eidensten put Elmira up 5-0 but Cristina Bravi responded 30 seconds later to close out the scoring.
No. 6 Gustavus Adolphus 4, Hamline 1
ST. PETER, Minn. – After Hamline tied the game at 1-1 just more than a minute into the third period, Gustavus Adolphus scored three unanswered goals to skate past the Pipers by the final score of 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at Don Roberts Ice Rink. With the win, Gustavus improves to 5-1-1 overall and 4-0-0 in the MIAC, while Hamline drops to 0-5-1 overall and 0-3-1 in MIAC play.
Krystal Baumann put Gustavus on the scoreboard first in the second period with her first goal in a Gustie sweater. She was assisted Marissa Brandt and Carolyn Draayer on the goal, which came on the power play at the 8:49 mark. The Gusties would enjoy a 13-3 shot advantage in the second period, which would end with the score still 1-0.
Corinne Henning scored a power-play goal on a backhand to tie the game at 1-1. However, the Gusties responded with a goal of their own just 3:21 later to take the lead for good.
Leah Johnson scored on the power play to take the 2-1 lead. Keri Pickel and Courtney Boucher assisted on the paly.
Halie Gudmonson added an insurance goal six and a half minutes later. Gudmonson picked up a rebound in front of the net and put it away to give the Gusties a 3-1 lead. On the goal, she received assists from Carolyn Draayer and Maddie Bergh. Senior captain Melissa Doyle would deliver the final blow with 1:34 to go in the afternoon.
Colby 4, No. 8 Bowdoin 3
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby swept the season series from Bowdoin with a second consecutive one-goal victory after holding on for a 4-3 win Saturday at Alfond Rink.
The Mules (2-2 overall, 2-2 NESCAC) gave up three power-play goals to Bowdoin (0-2 overall, 0-2 NESCAC), but Colby had four players score their first goals of the season. The Mules won 3-2 in overtime at Bowdoin on Friday night.
Samantha Slotnick scored her first goal of the season and it proved to be the game-winning tally at 6:00 minutes of the third period for a 4-2 Mule lead. First-year Katie McLaughlin had her fourth assist and Elisa Rascia her second on the play.
Bowdoin went 3-for-6 on the power play and converted at 8:57 when Chelsea MacNeil had her second goal of the season from Schuyler Nardelli. The Polar Bears had one more power-play attempt with 5:04 to play, but Colby was able to kill off the penalty.
No. 9 Saint Scholastica 8, Lake Forest 2
DULUTH, Minn. -- Saint Scholastica scored three goals in each of the first two periods to lead the Saints to a 8-2 victory against Lake Forest on Saturday.
Eight different players scored for the Saints, who are now 6-0-2 on the season.
Michelle Fischer and Isabel Waidacher scored 30 seconds apart with the game less than four minutes old to put the Saints out to a quick start.
Lindsey Hartfiel stopped 43 of the 45 shots she faced to pick up the win.
No. 10 Manhattanville 6, Southern Maine 3
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Manhattanville remained perfect at home as it beat the previously undefeated Huskies of Southern Maine by a score of 6-3. Junior Sydney Asselstine led the way for the Valiants, scoring a hat trick in the first period and tallying an assist as well.
The game was shaping up to be a real battle of the goaltenders as Southern Maine's junior goaltender Liz Bergstrom was coming into the game as the top goalie in the ECAC East, allowing less than a half-goal per game. Manhattanville jumped on her quickly as it scored goals on irs first two shots of the game. The first goal came off the stick of Asselstine and less than two minutes later, junior Alla Traun made a beautiful outlet pass to fellow classmate Michele Meggiolaro who took full advantage of her break and fooled Bergstrom with a nice deke and slide the puck through her five-hole.
By the end of the period, Asselstine would have three goals as the Valiants entered the break with a 4-2 lead.
Scoring in the second for Manhattanville was Alla Traun and Kyra Herbert, whose goal would chase Bergstrom.
Kirsten Shaughnessy made 19 saves in the win.