Pusch Nets Four as Women’s Hockey Downs Bethel 8-0

Posted on January 27th, 2007 by

Jenny Pusch scored four goals, three on the power-play, to lead the Gusties to an 8-0 victory over Bethel Saturday.

Jenny Pusch scored four goals, three on the power-play, to lead the Gusties to an 8-0 victory over Bethel Saturday.


Molly Doyle registered a pair of goals and an assist in Saturday’s win over the Royals.

Molly Doyle registered a pair of goals and an assist in Saturday’s win over the Royals.


Senior Kelly Crandall assisted on three Gustavus goals.

Senior Kelly Crandall assisted on three Gustavus goals.

Jenny Pusch (So., Minneapolis, Minn./Holy Angels) netted four goals, including three on the power play, as the Gustavus Adolphus women’s hockey team completed a weekend sweep of Bethel University 8-0 Saturday afternoon at Schwan Super Rink in Blaine. Molly Doyle (Jr., Eagan, Minn./Eagan) scored a pair of goals for the second night in a row for the Gusties (15-1-0, 10-0-0 MIAC), who will face No. 4 UW-Superior Tuesday night in Superior, Wis.

The Gusties scored four times in the final 6:05 of the first period behind two goals by Doyle and one each by Pusch and Andrea Peterson (Sr., White Bear Lake, Minn./White Bear Lake). Pusch got Gustavus on the board with a power-play goal at the 13:55 mark of the first period off an assist from Kelly Crandall (Sr., Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong). Crandall assisted on the next Gustie goal as well, as Doyle extended the Gustavus lead to 2-0 just 39 seconds later. Liz Haakenson (So., Moorhead, Minn./Moorhead) was also credited with an assist on the play. Doyle notched her second goal of the period at the 16:18 mark when she scored off an assist from Stefanie Ubl (Jr., Blaine, Minn./Blaine). Peterson made the score 4-0 with a short-handed goal 47 seconds later.

Pusch made the lead 5-0 with a goal at the 3:22 mark of the second period and Margaret Dorer (Jr., St. Paul, Minn./St. Anthony) pushed the lead to six with a goal at the 17:46 mark. Mari Gunderson (So., Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) and Jessie Doig (So., New Prague, Minn./New Prague) were credited with assists on Pusch’s goal, while Crandall and Doyle notched helpers on Dorer’s goal.

Pusch completed the hat trick with a power-play goal at the 9:30 mark of the third period off assists from Melissa Mackley (Fy., Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville) and Dorer, and then notched her fourth of the game at the 13:54 mark off an assist from Alyssa Saunders (Fy., Wayzata, Minn./The Blake School) to complete the scoring.

Breanna Scavo (Fy., Blaine, Minn./North St. Paul) made four saves over the first two periods to get her second career win in net for Gustavus. Sarah Windhorst (Fy., Eden Prairie, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret’s) and Amanda Rosequist (So., Edina, Minn./Breck) each played ten minutes in the third period, making one and two saves, respectively. Beth Spurrier faced a barrage of shots for the second night in a row, making 46 saves on Saturday to go with 54 on Friday night.

Gustavus outshot Bethel 54-7 and finished 4-of-8 in power-play opportunities. The Royals were 0-for-5 with one shot on goal in their opportunities with the extra skater.

Movin’ On Up – A number of Gustavus players made moves up the ranks of a number of career statistical categories during Saturday’s game.
Molly Doyle passed Nicole Guimond (90 points; 1999-2003) for eighth on the career points list with 91, passed Ingrid Neve (46 goals; 2003-06) for ninth on the career goals list with 47, and moved into a tie with Annie Katz (44 assists; 2001-04) and Anne Marie Giefer (44 assists; 1997-2000) for 11th on the career assists list.

Kelly Crandall moved past Michelle Zaske (113 points; 1997-2001) for fifth on the career points list.

Margaret Dorer moved past current Gustavus assistant coach Abby Randall (73 points; 2002-06) and into a tie with Kenzie Stensland (75 points; 1999-2002) for 15th on the career points list and moved into a tie with Randall for eighth place on the career assists list with 52. Dorer also scored her 13th career power-play goal, fourth in school history behind Kelly Crandall (20), Andrea Peterson (19), and Sarah Moe (15).

Jenny Pusch moved into eighth place on the career power-play goal list with 10 and became the first player since Laura Vannelli last season to score four goals in a game. Vannelli scored four goals and an assist in a 13-3 win over Lake Forest in November 2005. All four of Vannelli’s goals were even-strength goals.

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