The Gustavus women’s hockey team remained unbeaten in league play with a 3-1 win over Hamline at Drake Arena in St. Paul, Minn. on Thursday night. The Gusties had a big night on the power play scoring three goals in six chances. The two teams will play the second game of the series on Saturday afternoon at 2:05 pm at Don Roberts Ice Rink on the Gustavus campus.
The Gusties took a 1-0 lead on a Kelly Crandall goal at 17:20 of the first period. Margaret Dorer and Andrea Peterson were credited with assists. Gustavus, which outshot the Pipers 13-1 in the first period, took a 1-0 lead into the locker room after the first 20 minutes.
Hamline evened the score at 1-1 on a goal by Sara Mickelson midway through the second period (10:20). Mindy Lein was credited with an asssist on Mickelson’s goal. Gustavus re-claimed the lead just three minutes later when Margaret Dorer scored at the 13:21 mark with an assist from Kelly Crandall. The Gusties held the 2-1 lead through two periods. Gustavus outshot Hamline 13-2 in the second period.
Gustavus tallied an insurance goal early in the third period extending its lead to 3-1. Ingrid Neve scored the power play goal at the 3:31 mark. It was an unassisted goal. The Gusties held the advantage in shots once again outshooting Hamline 13-6 in the period. Gustavus held a 39-9 advantage in shots in the game.
Kitty Hurley picked up the win in the nets for Gustavus as she turned away eight shots and allowed one goal. Hurley is now 4-1-0 on the season with a 1.28 goals against average. Rachael Young suffered the loss in the nets for Hamline. Young recorded 36 saves and allowed three goals.
The Gusties improve to 7-1-0 overall and 5-0 in the MIAC, while Hamline falls to 2-5-3 overall and 1-3-1 in the MIAC.