Wisconsin-River Falls picks up 3-0 blanking of No. 5 Gustavus Adolphus
ST. PETER, Minn. -- Katie Batters scored two third-period goals to lead Wisconsin-River Falls to a 3-0 victory at fifth-ranked Gustavus Adolphus.
Coming off of a 2-2 tie Wednesday night both teams continued the tight battle in the first two periods of play. Neither team scored a goal in the first or second period. Ashley Kuechle started goalie for UWRF and recorded the shutout with 25 saves. Lindsey Hibbard played goalie for GAC and finished with 23 saves.
Only 13 seconds into the third period Batters snuck one past Hibbard to score a shorthanded goal.
Chloe Kinsel, coming off winning WIAC player of the week, extended the Falcon lead at 12:05 off a Paige Johnson assist. Kinsel now has six goals on the season and Johnson has six assists.
GAC pulled Hibbard out of net at 19:46 and Batters sealed the victory by netting an empty netter at 19:54 of the third period. Batters now has six goals on the season.
No. 6 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 3, St. Thomas (Minn.)
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Wisconsin-Stevens Point overcame a 2-0 deficit, scoring three consecutive goals in its seventh one-goal win of the season, a 3-2 victory against St. Thomas (Minn.) on Friday night.
After 25 minutes of play, the Tommies (5-2-1) led 2-0 thanks to a pair of goals by Kelsey Barnier. However, a goal from Hailey Rock and two goals from Cassandra Salmen netted the Pointers (10-1-1) the road win.
Rock's second-period goal, her second of the year, cut the UWSP deficit in half headed to the third period. In the third, Salmen scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to bring her tally to eight on the season.
The tying goal came on a breakaway at 10:47 and came off Nicole Schaub's second assist of the game. Salmen then scored her second game-winning goal of the season 3:05 later from the left corner, sneaking a shot under UST goalie Taylor Neisen. The game winner was assisted by Emily Lester.
UW-Stevens Point held a 36-33 advantage in shots in the contest. Both teams were 1-for-4 on the power play, with the Pointers taking nine of their 36 shots on the power play. UWSP killed off a UST power play in the final five minutes of the game and survived the final minute and a half of the game as St. Thomas pulled Neisen in search of a tying goal of its own.
Janna Beilke-Skoug made 31 saves in the win, including 10 in the third period. Neisen made 27 of her 33 saves in the first two periods for St. Thomas.
No. 8 Wisconsin-Superior 4, Marian (Wis.) 0
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- On Friday night the Yellowjackets picked up their second road win of the week, as they blanked the Sabres of Marian (Wis.) 4-0 at the Blue Line Ice Center.
Kelsey Firkus got the scoring started for the Yellowjackets, scoring for the second game in a row on assists from Dani Schultz and Sheryl Kaskiw, pushing them ahead 1-0 at 7:25 of the first period. The eventual game-winning goal was the second of the season for Firkus.
In the second period the Yellowjackets blew the game open, scoring once early and once late. Amanda Coey scored her first goal as a Yellowjacket just 2:21 into the frame to make it a 2-0 game. Alison Shrift and Kerry Mayhew assisted. In the final minute of the period Schultz put the Yellowjackets ahead 3-0 with her sixth goal of the season.
The Yellowjackets closed out the scoring late in the game, when Karen Larson scored with just 1:46 remaining in the game to make the final score 4-0. Lynne Larson and Schultz assisted.
Schultz finished the night with a goal and two assists, while Lynne Larson had a goal and an assist and Karen Larson two assists to pace the Yellowjacket offense.
Shanley Peters improved to 6-2-3 on the year and earned her second shutout of the season, finishing the game with 12 saves. Amanda Alexander made 28 saves in the losing effort for Marian.