Margaret Dorer (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) scored a power play 41 seconds into the third period to lift the Gustavus women’s hockey team past Lake Forest 2-0 Friday night in St. Peter. The win marked the fourth time the Golden Gusties have defeated the Foresters all-time as Gustavus earned its first win of the season.
Both squads were evenly matched in the first period as Gustavus held a slim 6-4 margin in shots during the period. The Gusties turned up the intensity in the second period as the team outshot Lake Forest 16-2. However, their efforts proved to be fruitless as Forester goaltender Ryann McCarthy held the Gusties scoreless through the first two periods.
Lake Forest forward Kelsey Finn was called for interference 27 seconds into the third period to put Gustavus on its third power play of the game. It did not take long for the Gustie power play unit to capitalize as Margaret Dorer scored her first goal of the season 14 seconds later on a pass from Kirstin Peterson (Fy., St. Paul, Minn.). Gustavus maintained pressure and built its lead halfway through the period when Lisa Sablak (Fy., South St. Paul, Minn.) scored her first goal of the season at 10:34 with the assist from Lynn Hillen (So., Minnetonka, Minn.).
Gustavus goaltender Breanna Scavo (So., Blaine, Minn.) recorded her first win of the season by posting the shutout with ten saves. Lake Forest goaltender McCarthy made 34 saves in a losing effort in the season opener for the 0-1-0 Foresters.
The Gusties, who improved to 1-1-0 this season, will travel to River Falls, Wis. to take on UW-River Falls on Saturday at 5:05 pm.