The Gustavus Adolphus women’s hockey team moved to 22-2-0 on the season and 16-1-0 in the MIAC with a 7-2 win over the College of St. Catherine Thursday evening at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. Jessica Doig (So., New Prague, Minn.) scored two goals and an assist to lead the Gusties, while Jenny Pusch (So., Minneapolis, Minn./Holy Angels) added a goal and two assists. Molly Doyle (Jr., Eagan, Minn.) scored a pair of goals.
Doig gave the Gusties a 1-0 lead just 3:53 into the game with an unassisted goal. With the teams skating in a 4-on-4 situation, the Wildcats tied the game at the 12:17 mark on an unassisted goal by Kaytlyn Mount.
Gustavus pushed the lead to 4-1 after two periods as Claire Opsahl (Fy., Eagan, Minn.), Doyle, and Doig lit the lamp. Andrea Peterson (Sr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) extended the lead to 5-1 at the 9:19 mark of the third period with a power-play goal, the 22nd of her career to tie her with fellow senior Kelly Crandall (Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) for the school record. Doyle netted her second goal of the game 2:35 later off an assist from Melissa Mackley (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.), while a goal by Pusch with 5:10 to play put the Gusties up 7-1. Mount closed the Gustavus advantage to 7-2 with a goal with 3:28 remaining in the game.
Amanda Rosequist (So., Edina, Minn./Breck) picked up four saves and allowed only one goal in the first 30:21 of the game to record the win and move to 3-0-0 on the season. Breanna Scavo (Fy., Blaine, Minn./North St. Paul) played the final 29:39, making six saves and allowing the one goal late. Jessi McGehee faced 66 Gustavus shots, making 59 saves in the loss.
Peterson’s goal in the third period tied her with Sarah Moe (Gustavus/Augsburg; 1999-2002) for first place on the MIAC’s all-time scoring list with 181 points. Peterson has 77 career goals and 104 career assists.
With two goals Thursday night, Doyle moved into a tie with Noelle Skalko (1997-2001) for third place on the Gustavus career goals list with 55. The pair trail only Sarah Moe (80 career goals) and Andrea Peterson (77 career goals).
Two assists by Margaret Dorer (Jr., St. Paul, Minn./St. Anthony) moved her up two spots to 13th on the Gustavus career points list with 84. Dorer also moved into a tie for sixth place on the career assists list with 59 career assists.
Pusch became the 22nd player in Gustavus history to record 50 career points with a goal and two assists. Pusch now has 51 career points on 28 goals and 23 assists.
The teams will conclude the regular season Friday evening with a game at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter.