No. 9 Manhattanville extends winning streak, defeats Neumann
STAMFORD, CONN. -- Manhattanville continued its perfect home record and extended its winning streak to three games on Tuesday night, defeating Neumann by a score of 4-3.
The second period was action-packed as the teams traded goals early. Neumann opened the scoring less than a minute into the period as sophomore forward Shanelle Doucette picked up her second goal of the season as she received a pass from junior Amanda Simpson and was able to sneak a puck past DeMartino.
The Valiants struck back quickly, as they managed to even the score at 1-1 less than three minutes later when Michele Meggiolaro capitalized on a pass from Asselstine, burying the puck past Neumann's sophomore goaltender Justine Mayr.
After Neumann increased its lead to 2-1 at the 6:56 mark, Manhattanville turned up the offense and its special teams helped it to not only tie, but take the lead against the Knights. Asselstine scored a power play goal at the 8:20 mark, which was followed by Beauvais' short-handed goal just over two minutes later.
Manhattanville struck again halfway through the third period as Alla Traun scored a goal coming off another set-up by Asselstine and Morrison. This gave the Valiants a 4-2 lead, and while Neumann scored with just over five minutes remaining, Manhattanville was able to shut them down and walk away with a win.
No. 8 Saint Scholastica 2, Saint Mary's (Minn.) 1
WINONA, Minn. -- Saint Scholastica will be unbeaten headed into Thanksgiving after defeating Saint Mary's (Minn.) 2-1 on Tuesday night in non-conference action.
Isabel Waidacher broke a 1-1 tie in the third period with a power-play goal with 8:26 remaining. Nina Waidacher, who scored CSS's first goal of the game in the second period, assisted her sister for the game winner.
The first 20 minutes of play went scoreless as CSS outshot Saint Mary's 9-6. Nina got the Saints on the board with an unassisted goal four minutes and 39 seconds into the second period. The Cardinals answered 11 seconds later with a Heidi Martin goal.
The Saints controlled the third period, outshooting the Cardinals 13-6. St. Scholastica did have to kill off a penalty late in the game. Saint Mary's pulled the goalie to have a 6-on-4 advantage, but would only get two shots on net and Sheridan Friesen stopped both as part of her 16 saves on the night to give the Saints the 2-1 victory.
No. 10 Wisconsin-River Falls 7, St. Olaf 2
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Chloe Kinsel and Brianna Breiland each contributed three points and seven different players scored a goal in Wisconsin-River Falls' 7-2 victory against St. Olaf.
The Falcons jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Alice Cranston scored a goal for her third of the season off of assists by Katie Batters and Kinsel.
At the end of the first period at 19:21 Crysta Lowell scored her first goal of the season. Breiland and Kait Mason were each credited with assists on the goal. UWRF scored three more goals in the second period before STO got on the board. The goals came at 4:25 scored by Kinsel and assisted by Dani Buehrer, at 9:35 when Breiland scored the unassisted goal, and 14:34 when Emily Stark scored her fist goal of the season.
St. Olaf scored at 15:23 for the only goal of the day that got past UWRF starting goalie Ashley Kuechle. She recorded 11 saves playing 54:53 of the game. At 17:40 Breiland recorded her fourth assist of the season and her final point of the game when she found Mason for the goal.
Jenna Ulberg found the back of the net at 6:31 of the third period off assists by Kendal Evenson and Karleigh Wolkerstorfer. Eleven Falcons contributed in scoring on the seven goals.