The Gustavus women’s hockey team scored nine goals in the third period and went on to defeat Lake Forest College 13-3 in Lake Forest on Saturday night. The Gusties, who led 4-1 after two periods, scored five goals in the first nine minutes of the third period. Seven different players scored for Gustavus including sophomore forward Laura Vanelli, who led the Gusties with four goals.
Gustavus led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by Kelly Crandall at the 7:38 mark. Abby Randall and Stefanie Ubl were credited with assists.
Sophomore forward Molly Doyle extended the lead to 2-0 with a goal at 1:03 of the second period and then first year forward Jessie Doig scored her first collegiate goal to make the score 3-0 midway through the second period. Lake Forest scored at 17:08 of the second to cut the lead to 3-1, but then Laura Vannelli scored her first goal of the game (18:14) to make the score 4-1 through two periods.
Gustavus got off to a fast start in the third period with goals by Vannelli (1:02) and Crandall (6:49) which made the score 6-1. Lake Forest countered with a goal at the 7:14 mark to make the score 6-2, however the Gusties would score three goals in the next two minutes to make the score 9-2. The goals were tallied by Ubl (7:42), Vannelli (8:08) and Jenny Pusch (9:09). Pusch’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.
The Gusties would continue the scoring onslaught with four more goals in a three minute span later in the period. Margaret Dorer lit the lamp at the 12:35 mark, followed by Vannelli’s fourth goal at 13:59, Dorer’s second goal at 14:49, and Doig’s second goal at 15:32. Lake Forest closed out the scoring with a goal at the 17:25 mark to make the final score 13-3.
Gustavus’ nine goals in the third period set a school record for goals in a period. The previous mark was eight which had been accomplished four times.
Other Gusties with significant point totals include Kelly Crandall with five (2g, 3a), Margaret Dorer with four (2g, 2a), and Stefanie Ubl with four (1g, 3a).
Coach Mike Carroll used three goaltenders in the game. Kitty Hurley played the first 30 minutes of the game, followed by Amanda Rosequist, who played the final ten minutes of the second period and the first 13 minutes of the third period, and Danielle Koopman, who played the final seven minutes. Hurley recorded seven saves and did not allow goal, while Rosequist recorded four saves and allowed two goals, and Koopman recorded two saves and allowed one goal.