The Gustavus women’s hockey team moved to 2-0 in conference play completing a weekend sweep against Hamline with a 5-1 win at Don Roberts Ice Rink on the Gustavus campus. First year forward Allie Harwood led the Gustie attack with two goals, while Breana Scavo made nine saves and earned the win in the nets. With the win, Gustavus extended its winning streak over Hamline to 17 games as the Pipers have never defeated the Gusties in the program’s history.
Harwood (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) started the offensive charge with her second goal of the series on a pass from Kristin Meyers (Fy., Fridley, Minn.) at 10:56 in the first period. The Gusties would be held to the single goal in the period and headed into intermission with a 1-0 lead.
Gustavus built a 3-0 lead in the second period with a power-play goal from Melissa Kravich (Fy., Wilmette, Ill.) at 8:12 and an even-strength goal from Mari Gunderson (Jr., Shoreview, Minn.) at 9:08. Gunderson played well in the series as she finished the weekend with four goals and one assist. Hamline goaltender Andria Pinkerton kept the Pipers in the game making 16 saves in the second period.
Hamline’s Kate Raasch scored her second goal of the series in the first minute of the third period as Pipers cut the Gustie lead to 3-1. However, Hamline would not be able to get any closer as Harwood and Lisa Sablak (Fy., South St. Paul, Minn.) scored in the last five minutes of the game to make the final score 5-1.
Breanna Scavo (So., Blaine, Minn.) posted her fourth consecutive win between the pipes for Gustavus by making nine saves to improve her record to 4-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the MIAC. Andria Pinkerton suffered the loss for the Pipers as she made 33 saves. Pinkerton’s season record drops to 1-2-0 overall and 0-1-0 in league play.
Gustavus, which improved to 4-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the MIAC, will return to conference action on Friday, November 30 at 7:00 pm against Saint Mary’s in Winona. Hamline (3-3-0, 0-2-0 MIAC) will host Chatham on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:15 pm.