SUPERIOR, Wis. -- The Yellowjackets rang in the fresh new chapter with a fast start en route to a 12-1 victory against Hamline.
Dani Schultz scored a hat trick for the Jackets in the season opener.
Sam Stark and Mary Shefveland combined for 17 saves for the Pipers while Shanley Peters stopped 17 shots for the Yellowjackets.
No. 6 Wisconsin-River Falls 5, Bethel 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Karleigh Wolkerstorfer scored two goals in her first career collegiate game as Wisconsin-River Falls won 5-3 in the season-opening game at Bethel.
Wolkerstorfer wasted no time scoring her first career goal at 1:12 into the game off of the Crysta Lowell assist. Caroline Kivisto answered for Bethel at 11:18 into the first period. UWRF jumped out to a 3-1 lead to end the period when Brook Story scored on the rebound off of the Chloe Kinsel assist for the power play goal.
The Falcons scored quickly again to start the second period when Dani Sibley scored her first career collegiate goal. Sam Greeley and Alice Cranston were both credited with assists on the goal. Kivisto answered with her second goal of the game for Bethel just minutes later at the 6:30 mark. At 8:31 the Falcons had a young player to veteran player connection when Katie Batters found the back of the net off of the assist by Jenna Ulberg who was also in her first collegiate game.
Within the first couple of minutes of the third period Bethel would score and UWRF would quickly answer. It was Wolkerstorfer recording her second goal of the game for the Falcons.
UWRF put 42 shots on goal in the game compared to 22 for Bethel. Gillian McDonald recorded 19 saves in the game and Bethel's goalie Erika Allen recorded 37 saves.
No. 8 St. Norbert 4, Concordia-Moorhead 0
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- St. Norbert defeated Concordia-Moorhead 4-0 in the opening night of play.
For St. Norbert, Myranda Hayes scored two goals, Rachel Koppa and Andrea Senne scored the goals.