The Gustavus Adolphus women’s hockey team moved to 14-1-0 overall and 9-0-0 in the MIAC with a 4-0 win over Bethel Friday night at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. Molly Doyle (Jr., Eagan, Minn./Eagan) led the Gusties with a pair of second-period goals, while Mari Gunderson (So., Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) and Melissa Mackley (Fy., Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville) each added a pair of assists.
Gustavus came out firing in the first period, attempting 47 shots (22 on goal) to Bethel’s 3 (all on goal), but was unable to find the back of the net. In the second period, though, the Gusties hit their stride offensively, picking up three goals. Jenny Pusch (So., Minneapolis, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) got Gustavus on the board just 1:58 into the period off an assist from Gunderson. Later in the period, Doyle then pushed a pair of goals across with in the span of 1:25. The first, scored on the power play at the 13:36 mark, was assisted by Jenna Johnson (Fy., Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) and Mackley. Her second was scored at the 15:01 mark off assists from Mackley and Danielle Blacker (Jr., Chisholm, Minn./Chisholm).
Brigitte Bartholdi (So., Cloquet, Minn./Cloquet) notched her second tally of the season with a goal at the 7:00 mark of the third period to round out the scoring.
Kitty Hurley (Sr., Minnetonka, Minn./The Blake School) took the win, making eight saves in just over 49:00 in net. Amanda Rosequist (So., Edina, Minn./Breck) played the game’s final 10:54 and made a pair of saves. Beth Spurrier made 54 saves for the Royals (5-7-2, 4-3-2 MIAC).
The Gusties, who ran their conference unbeaten streak to 27 games (26-0-1), outshot the Royals 58-10 and were 1-for-4 on the power-play. Bethel was 0-for-3 with the extra skater.
With her two goals, Doyle moved past Carrie Stefaniak (86 points; 1998-2000) and Ingrid Neve (87 points; 2003-06) into ninth place on the Gustavus career points with 88 points. With 45 career goals, Doyle also moved past Nikki Norton (44 goals; 1998-2001) and current teammate Kelly Crandall (44 goals; 2004-present) into 10th place on the career goals list. Her next goal will tie her with Neve for ninth place on the career goals list, while she needs two points to tie Nicole Guimond for eighth place on the career points list.
The weekend series continues at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.