Gustavus Adolphus College senior defender Laura Vannelli (Apple Valley, Minn.) scored a power play goal at 8:55 of the second period to tie the score at 1-1 against No. 9 Wis.-Superior on Friday, Dec. 14 in St. Peter, Minn. The Gusties, who are ranked No. 8, added another goal in the third period and went on to claim the important 2-1 non-conference victory. Vannelli, who’s goal came with :04 left on the power play, was playing in her first game after suffering a concussion two weeks ago that forced her to miss four games. She had played in 87 consecutive games at Gustavus prior her injury. Vannelli has three goals this season all of which have been scored on the power play.
Vannelli, a sociology and anthropology double major, is the daughter of Leonard and Melissa Vannelli of Apple Valley, Minn. and a 2004 graduate of Eagan High School.
The Gusties, who are currently rated No. 8 in the USCHO.com Division III poll, are currently 9-1-0 overall and 6-0-0 in the MIAC. Gustavus will resume action on Friday, January 11th as the team will face St. Olaf in a non-conference contest in St. Peter, Minn. at 7:00 pm.