No. 8 Wisconsin-Superior can't hold off Marian (Wis.), finishes at 2-2 tie
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Twice the in the game, Wisconsin-Superior grabbed the lead, and twice Marian (Wis.) answered in short order as the teams played to a 2-2 draw at the Blue Line Ice Center.
The Yellowjackets opened the scoring at 5:22 of the first period when team scoring leader Dani Schultz, on an assist from Hayley Epema, scored her seventh goal of the season to make it 1-0 at 5:22 of the first period.
Marian ansered quickly when Sarah Bier scored her second of the year at 9:29 of the period to pull the Sabres even.
Things stayed that way until the later stages of the third period. At 14:45 Kerry Mayhew set up Caitlyn Hunt and she scored her first goal of the season to give the Yellowjackets their second lead of the game at 2-1. But just as they did the first time Marian answered in short order -- just 14 seconds to be exact. Off of the ensuing face-off Kaitlyn Johnson beat Yellowjacket goaltender Shanley Peters to score on the power play and again even the score.
Peters finished the game with 14 saves, while Alexander starred for Marian, making 45 stops on the day.
The Yellowjackets took five penalties for 10 minutes, while Marian took four for eight minutes. The Yellowjackets were 0-for-4 on the power play while Marian was 1-for-5.
No. 6 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1, St. Thomas (Minn.) 0
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Megan Nickelson's goal midway through the third period was the lone goal of the game as sixth-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point completed a weekend sweep of St. Thomas (Minn.) with a 1-0 win on Saturday.
Nickelson's goal was her second goal of the season and came at the 10:39 mark of the final period. UW-Stevens Point (11-1-1) was outshot 35-20 in the game by St. Thomas (5-3-1) but Janna Beilke-Skoug made 35 saves in her third shutout of the season.
The win was the fifth in a row for UWSP and the team's eighth one-goal victory of the season. Beilke-Skoug made 26 saves during the first two periods, as the Pointers were outshot 16-10 during the first two periods.
Both defenses were on top throughout the game and both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play. UW-Stevens Point killed off two St. Thomas power plays in the first period with Beilke-Skoug making five saves while down a skater.