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St. Scholastica scores five of seven on power play to down Adrian

DULUTH, Minn. -- St. Scholastica extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games on Friday as five of seven goals were scored on the power play in a 7-3 victory against Adrian.

The Saints put up three unanswered goals in the first period as Kaitlin Johnston started the scoring early when she capitalized on a power-play goal 6:25 into the first period. Johnston was assisted by Taylor Guzzo and Briget Cojocar.

On another power play about half-way through the period, Isabel Waidacher scored her first of the night, unassisted. With less than three minutes remaining in the first, Cojocar lit the lamp on the Saints third power-play goal, assisted by Johnston and Monika Waidacher.

Isabel scored her 13th of the season just 2:42 into the second period. Adrian responded with back-to-back goals by Sydney Smith (3:44) and Sarah Shureb (8:20) to end the period with a 4-2 score.

The Saints took advantage of an Adrian major penalty scoring two during the duration of the penalty. Nina Waidacher teamed up with her sister Isabel and Michelle Fischer for a goal just 34 seconds into the third period. Cojocar followed with another goal and her second of the game less than two minutes later to give the Saints a 6-2 lead.

Nina was back at it again when she scored her second of the game at 6:27 of the third. Adrian responded with a power-play goal by Kelsey Kusch late in the period, but it was not enough as the Saints took game one 7-3.

Wisconsin-River Falls 5, No. 6 Wisconsin-Superior 2

SUPERIOR, Wis. -- The Yellowjackets returned to action after the Thanksgiving break looking to capitalize on WIAC opponents. That wouldn't be the case during this particular night as Wisconsin-River Falls defeated the Yellowjackets 5-2.

The Falcons got on the board first when Kait Mason beat Shanley Peters top shelf to make the score 1-0 at 6:31 of the first period.  Haley Olmstead answered for the Yellowjackets on the power play at 9:15 of the first period.  She took control of the puck in Yellowjacket territory and skated up the ice by herself and put home a wrap around goal to tie the game at a goal a piece. 

That wouldn't be enough as the Falcons went on to score three goals to give them a comfortable 4-1 lead early in the third period.  The Yellowjacket power play came up strong once again at 14:08 of the third period when Sheryl Kaskiw  took a pass from Kiara De Kezel at the point and fired a slap shot home to make the score 4-2.  Brianna Breiland put the icing on the cake for the Falcons with a goal at 18:24 of the third period to give them a 5-2 lead and eventual victory.

No. 7 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 4, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3

STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Shauna Bollinger netted the overtime game-winning goal just 43 seconds into the extra frame to lift the No. 7 Wisconsin-Stevens Point to a 4-3 victory against Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Friday night at Ice Hawks Arena.

The Blugolds overcame a 3-0 deficit to tie the game with 2:57 remaining in the game, forcing the extra frame.

The Pointers took control early when Cassandra Salmen and Rachel Reynard tallied first-period goals for UWSP. Reynard scored her second goal of the game just 2:22 into the second, giving the Pointers a 3-0 lead.

Katie Burkey put the Blugoldson the board midway through the second and two goals from Hadley Cookson, including the game-tying goal at 17:03 of the third, forced overtime.

Janna Beilke-Skoug finished the night with 15 saves, earning the win in net. UWEC's Paige Turner suffered the loss.