No. 4 Norwich beats Southern Maine to get some room in ECAC East race
GORHAM, Maine -- Norwich remained perfect in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action with a 2-1 victory against Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon at the USM Ice Arena.
Norwich (12-3-0, 8-0-0 ECAC East) got goals from Shalyn Pavlisko and Maggie Cross, while junior goalie Taylor Fairchild made 16 saves as the Cadets picked up a big victory against the second-place Huskies in the league standings.
Pavlisko staked the Cadets to an early 1-0 lead at the 5:21 mark of the first period with her second tally of the season off an assist from Elle Kadel.
Cross made it 2-0 just 2:39 into the second period with a power-play tally off assists from Kaycie Anderson and Haley Gibson.
Southern Maine (9-7-1, 6-2-0 ECAC East) cut into the lead late in the second period when Lynn Kozlowski scored her second of the season unassisted.
Liz Bergstrom made 16 saves for Southern Maine to take the loss and fall to 7-4-1. Fairchild improved to 7-2-0 for Norwich.
No. 1 Plattsburgh State 10, Cortland State 1
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Chelsea VanGlahn netted her second career hat trick as Plattsburgh State cruised to a 10-1 win against Cortland State in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) West contest Saturday afternoon at the Stafford Ice Arena.
The Cardinals (14-0-1, 7-0-0 ECAC West) struck early and often as Plattsburgh State held a 6-0 advantage at the end of the first period. Allison Era went coast-to-coast before firing a shot from the slot over the left shoulder of Cortland goaltender Deanna Meunier at the 2:59 mark to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.
VanGlahn scored her first of the afternoon at 7:53 of the first, tipping in Andrea Ziesmann's shot at the back door to make it a 2-0 game.
Era picked up her second of the game at 14:03, scoring on a shot from the right circle, before Bridget Balisy notched her seventh of the season from Jordan Caldwell and Mia Favretto at 15:40.
Caldwell made it 5-0 at 18:47, tapping in a rebound for a power-play goal from Shannon Stewart and Jenny Kistner. Ten seconds later, Katelyn Turk buried a shot from in close for her first collegiate goal from Lizzie Aveson.
Cortland (2-10-2, 1-6-1 ECAC West) made a change in goal after the first period, going with Kelly Farinella the rest of the way. Meunier made 24 saves in the first period, suffering the loss, while Farinella recorded 25 stops through the final two periods.
No. 2 Middlebury 5, No. 10 Amherst 5
AMHERST, Mass. -- For the second time in as many days, a NESCAC thriller between the top two teams in the league happened inside Orr Rink as second-ranked Middlebury earned a 5-5 draw at 10th-ranked Amherst. The game comes on the heels of Middlebury’s thrilling 2-1 victory against the Jeffs on Friday. The Panthers will return to the ice for a home game next Friday evening against Bowdoin at 7:00 p.m.
Middlebury moves to 10-1-2 overall and 6-0-2 record in league play, while Amherst is now 8-3-3 and 5-1-2. The matchup featured five ties and six third period goals.
Sara Ugalde, Jennifer Krakower , Emily Fluke, Mackenzie Martin and Pam Schulman all scored for Middlebury. Erin Martin and Madeline Tank each had a goal for Amherst while Madeline Tank had a hat trick -- including the game-tying goal -- for Amherst.
The teams were tied at 1 following the first period, and tied at 2 at the end of the second, before erupting for six combined goals in the third.
No. 3 Elmira 5, Stevenson 0
REISTERTOWN, Md. -- Elmira (11-3-1) continued its winning ways as the Soaring Eagles rolled against Stevenson (5-11-1), defeating the Mustangs 5-0. Tanis Lamoureux tallied three points, upping her career total to 90.
Along with Lamoureux, Ashley Ryan also had a standout game, recording three points on two goals and an assist. Ryan's three points brings her career total to 81. Cassidy Delainey was another multiple-point performer as she assisted on Elmira's third and fifth goals. Lisa Marshall picked up her eighth win of the season and her third shutout of the year as she made 15 saves in net.
Elmira broke the game wide open in the first period, taking a 4-0 lead after the first 20 minutes of action. Ryan opened the game by scoring back-to-back goals at the 2:21 and 5:27 marks of the first period. Lamoureux and Lindsay Burrows were credited with assists on the Ryan's first goal while her second score came unassisted.
Then, at the 11:29 mark, Ashton Hogan put the Soaring Eagles ahead 3-0 with Cassidy Delainey earning the assist. Lamoureux would go on to score the final goal of the period with a little more than four minutes to play as Erin Weston and Ryan picked up assists.
The score remained at 4-0 until the third period when Katie Gaskin scored her first goal of the season on a power-play opportunity just two minutes into the period. Delainey and Lamoureux picked up assists on Gaskin's goal as EC went on win it 5-0.
No. 6 Wisconsin-River Falls 3, No. 9 Saint Scholastica 0
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Ashley Kuechle recorded her second consecutive shutout and sixth of the season in Wisconsin-River Falls' 3-0 victory against Saint Scholastica.
Kuechle recorded 28 saves including 17 in the third period to help keep the momentum in the Falcons favor. The shutout ties a school record which was previously held by Melissa Deardorff in the 2011-2012 season.
At 16:23 of the second period, Alice Cranston scored a goal in front of the net for her fifth of the season on a power-play goal. Cranston played strong all day with a game-high six shots on goal. She was assisted by Kait Mason and Brianna Breiland on the goal.
At 10:23 Karleigh Wolkerstorfer went on a breakaway and sniped the puck past Lindsey Hartfiel. Wolkerstorfer now has seven goals on the season and was assisted by Dani Sibley for her third of the season. Hartfiel recorded 24 saves in the game.
Breiland sealed the game for UWRF at 16:29 off assists by Crysta Lowell and Emily Stark.
No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus 3, Augsburg 2
ST. PETER, Minn. -- After scoring two goals early in the third period to take a 3-1 lead, Gustavus Adolphus allowed a power-play goal with two minutes remaining in the game, but held on for a 3-2 win against Augsburg on Saturday afternoon at Don Roberts Ice Rink. With the win, the Gusties improve to 10-3-2 overall and 8-0-0 in the MIAC, while Augsburg drops to 5-10-0 overall and 2-6-0 in league play.
Gustavus opened up a 1-0 lead late in the first period when Melissa Doyle scored her sixth goal of the season. The goal was a result of a Courtney Bethune pass from near the point to the opposite post where Doyle one-timed it into the back of the net.
Augsburg came back to even the game at 1-1 in the second. It was Darby Lindgren with the goal for the Auggies, who only managed to tally two shots on net in the frame. Lindgren’s seventh goal of the season came on an assist by Claire Cripps.
Gustavus wasted little time regaining the lead in the third. Allison Eder-Zdechlik outraced an Augsburg defender to create a breakaway opportunity that did not go to waste, as she finished past Auggie goaltender Brianna Schulz to put her team back in front 2-1.
Nearly eight minutes later, Emily Gustafson found herself in the right place at the right time when she netted her second goal of the season. The puck came free near the slot and Gustafson sent it sliding past Schulz to give the Gusties a 3-1 lead.
Between the pipes, Lindsey Hibbard started the game and played 31:10, making four saves, but it was Marah Sobczak who recorded the win for the Gusties. Sobczak finished the remaining 28:50, allowing one goal and making a save to improve her record to 2-0-0 on the year. Schulz was tagged with the loss after allowing three goals and making 29 saves.