The Gustavus women’s hockey team scored three goals in the first four minutes and seven in the first period and went on to claim a convincing 12-2 win against St. Olaf in St. Peter on Friday evening. Andrea Peterson (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Kelly Crandall (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) led the Gusties with two goals and three assists each. Gustavus improves its overall record to 13-1-1 and its Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record to 11-0-0. The Oles fall to 8-8-0 overall, 6-5-0 in the MIAC.
The Gusties scored seven goals in the first period, while holding St. Olaf to only one shot. Crandall opened the scoring with a power play goal just two minutes into the game. Crandall tallied her second goal just one minute later. The Gusties continued their scoring onslaught as Peterson increased the Gustie lead to 3-0 with a power play goal at the 4:37 mark. The barrage continued as Molly Doyle (So., Eagan, Minn.) gave Gustavus a 4-0 lead with a goal at the 6:07 mark. The Gusties would add goals by Margaret Dorer (So., St. Paul, Minn.) (11:16), Laura Vannelli (So., Eagan, Minn.) (17:47), and Jenny Pusch (Fr., Minneapolis, Minn.) (18:40) to make the score 7-0 after the first period. The Gusties outshot the Oles 17-1.
St. Olaf came out in the second period and scored at the 16:18 mark to cut the Gustie lead to 7-1. Suzannah Brokl scored for the Oles with assists from Lindsey Boeser and Janae Fabini. Gustavus’ Ingrid Neve (Jr., St. Paul, Minn.) scored a shorthanded goal with eight minutes to play in the period giving Gustavus a 8-1 lead. Peterson scored her second goal of the game at the 12:23 mark to make the score 9-1 in favor of the Gusties and the end of the second period. The pace slowed in the second period as Gustavus outshot St. Olaf 5-4.
In the third period St. Olaf, again, struck first to make it 9-2. Boeser scored on an assist from Fabini. Mari Gunderson (Fr., Shoreview, Minn.) scored for Gustavus at the 7:38 to give the Gusties a 10-2 edge. Liz Haakenson (Fr., Moorhead, Minn.) assisted on the play. Dorer scored her second goal of the night with eight minutes left to make the score 11-2, while Jessica Doig (Fr., New Prague, Minn.) and Crandall assisted. Haakenson scored the final goal with less than 30 seconds left to make the final score 12-2. The Gusties outshot the Oles 13-5 in the final period and 35-10 in the game.
Amanda Rosequist (Fr., Edina, Minn.) was in net for Gustavus and stopped eight of ten shots in the win. Shannon Herrick was given the loss for St. Olaf, while turning away 23 of 35 shots.
The Gusties extended their current unbeaten streak to 14-games, while also remaining unbeaten against St. Olaf all-time with a record of 11-0-2.
Gustavus will travel to Northfield to wrap up the series tomorrow night at 7:00pm.