The Gustavus women’s hockey team shut out Bethel University 6-0 on Friday night in St. Peter. Ingrid Neve and Kelly Crandall scored two goals each to lead the Gusties. Danielle Koopman recorded the shutout in the nets for Gustavus.
The Gusties got off to a quick start in the contest scoring two goals in the first four minutes of play. ingrid Neve lit the lamp at 3:53 and the Brittany Northagen followed at 4:42. Becky Steiner and Margaret Dorner assisted on Neve’s goal and Tanna Toumie and Dagney Johnson recorded assists on Northagen’s goal. Molly Doyle scored the third Gustavus goal of the first period when she tallied a shorthanded goal at 18:25. Andrea Peterson and Laura Stypulkowski were credited with assists. Gustavus outshot Bethel 19-0 in the first period.
After a scoreless second period, Gustavus extended its lead to 4-0 when Kelly Crandall scored at the 2:41 mark of the third period. Abby Randall and Molly Doyle picked up assists. The Gusties added two late goals as Crandall scored her second goal of the game at 18:46 and then Neve tallied her second goal of the game at 19:56. Stypulkowski tallied her second and third assists of the game on the final two goals. Doyle and Laura Vannelli were also credited with assists.
Gustavus outshot the Royals 49-3 in the game. Gustie netminder Danielly Koopman made three saves and recorded her second shutout of the season. Bethel goaltender Kelly Moriarty turned away 43 of the 49 shots she faced.
The Gusties extended three streaks in the game including consecutive wins to six games, consecutive shutout minutes to 379 (over the past six-plus games), and penalty kills to 32-out-of-32 in seven games this season.
Gustavus is now 6-0-1 overall and 5-0-0 in the MIAC. Bethel is now 1-5-0 overall and 1-4-0 in the MIAC.