The Gustavus women’s hockey team defeated the College of St. Catherine 4-0 at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter, Minn. The Gusties improve to 18-2-1 overall and 14-0-0 in the MIAC, while St. Kate’s falls to 2-16-1 overall and 2-11-1 in the MIAC. Laura Stypulkowski and Margaret Dorer each scored a goal and recorded an assist to lead the Gusties.
Gustavus jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Margaret Dorer (7:39) and Leah Erickson (12:34). The Gusties outshot the Wildcats 22-1 in the period.
The Gusties scored two more times in the second period to extend their lead to 4-0. The goals were scored by Laura Vannelli (10:51) and Laura Stypulkowski (14:33). Gustavus held a 13-1 advantage in shots in the second period.
Coach Mike Carroll’s squad peppered the St. Kate’s net with 24 shots in the third period, but could not light the lamp leaving the final score 4-0 in favor of Gustavus. The Gusties held a 59-9 advantage in shots on goal in the game.
The Gusties used three different goaltenders in the game. Danielle Koopman played the first period and recorded one save. Kara Meyer played the second period and turned away one shot. Kitty Hurley played the third period and made three saves. Jenny Nevelin had a busy day in the nets for St. Kate’s as she made 55 saves.
Gustavus posted its 30th consecutive win in Minnesota intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. The Gusties will face the College of Saint Benedict in another MIAC series next Friday and Saturday.
Senior forward Laura Stypulkowski moved into second place on the Gustavus all-time scoring list in the game. Stypulkowski, who scored one goal and recorded an assist, pushed her career total to 47 goals and 77 assists for 124 points. Sarah Garrison Moe holds the all-time Gustavus scoring mark with 144 points.