DULUTH, Minn. -- After leading with seven minutes to play, eighth-ranked St. Scholastica surrendered two goals, including the game-winner with 29 seconds in a 3-2 loss to Adrian on Saturday afternoon at Mars Lakeview Arena.

Nina Waidacher began the scoring for the Saints in the seventh minute of the first period. Waidacher was assisted by Michelle Fischer and Ivy Smith.

With less than two minutes left in the period Adrian's Kelsey Kusch found the back of the net to tie the game 1-1. She was assisted by Kristin Lewicki and Devyn Fitzhenry.

At the end of the first period the Saints' Lindsey Hartfiel saved seven shots and the Bulldogs' Jade Walsh stopped nine shots.

At 9:08 of the second Nina gave CSS the lead again, this time on the power-play. She was assisted by her sister Isabel Waidacher. It was the only goal of the period.

With 6:52 remaining in the third period Kusch scored the game-tying goal for the Bulldogs and her 11th goal of the season.

The game-winning goal was scored with 29 seconds left in the game and on a Bulldog power-play. Kaylyn Schroka and Hannah McGowan assisted Sarah Shureb to gain the late goal and lift the Bulldogs 3-2 against the Saints.

No. 2 Middlebury 5, Castleton State 0

CASTLETON, Vt. -- Hannah Bielawski had a goal and set up two others in a four-goal third period barrage as Middlebury cruised past Castleton, 5-0, at Kenyon Arena Saturday afternoon. Madeline Marsh made 16 saves for the second-ranked Panthers (5-1) who bounced back from their lone loss of the season last Sunday to top-ranked Plattsburgh State. Castleton (6-4), who won at New England College last night, saw its three-game winning streak come to an end. 

Paula Stephens finished with 30 saves for the Spartans who were outshot by the Panthers 35-16.

No. 3 Norwich 5, Bowdoin 0

NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Senior forward Tori Charron had a four-point night with two goals and two assists to lead the No. 3-nationally ranked Norwich  to a 5-0 shutout victory against Bowdoin on Saturday night at Kreitzberg Arena in non-conference action.

Norwich junior goalie Taylor Fairchild also stopped all 17 shots she faced to pick up her third shutout of the season and improve to 5-0-0 on the season.

Junior forward Kaycie Anderson, senior forward Emily MacKinnon and sophomore defenseman Madison Gallagher each scored a goal as well as Norwich (8-1-0, 6-0-0 ECAC East) won its eighth consecutive game.

No. 4 Elmira 5, Chatam 0

PITTSBURGH -- Elmira defeated Chatham 5-0 on Saturday. McKenna Farole and Ashley Ryan led the Soaring Eagles today with two goals apiece while Lisa Marshall stopped 14 shots to post her first shutout of the season.

Less than two minutes into the game, the Purple and Gold put the first goal on the board after Farole slipped one past the Cougars goaltender, this goal would end up proving to be the game-winning goal. Ryan scored her first goal of the night 9:10 into the first period after some quality passes from Briana Saltstone and Tanis Lamoureux. At the end of the period EC held the shot advantage 18-7.

The second period saw no goals, but Elmira once again led in shots 16-3. Just 3:44 into the third period Saltstone and Lindsay Burrows set up Ryan's second goal of the night. Ashton Hogan buried the puck behind the Chatham netminder after Olivia Nystom and Ella Stewart put the puck on her stick at the 11:03 mark in the third period. With four minutes and three second left in regulation, Farole would register the fifth goal of the night with Cassidy Delainey being credited with the assist.

The Soaring Eagles held the shot advantage in the third period 13-4, and finished the game 47-14.

Nichols 4, No. 10 Manhattanville 3

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Manhattanville suffered its second loss in a row on Saturday, falling to Nichols by a final score of 4-3 giving up the game-winning goal with 11.8 seconds remaining.

The loss drops the Valiants to 4-4-1 on the season, givings them a 3-2 record in conference play.  Manhattanville will have to regroup quickly as they play Nichols again Sunday afternoon on the road. 

 

Stephens finished with 30 saves for the Spartans who were outshot by the Panthers, 35-16. - See more at: http://www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports/womenshockey/archive/2013-14/news/node/464666#sthash.kgr7WdnN.dpuf