Special Teams Play Pushes Women’s Hockey Past Saint Mary’s 6-1

Posted on November 30th, 2007 by

Gustavus players crashed the net against Saint Mary’s.

Gustavus players crashed the net against Saint Mary’s.

Stefanie Ubl scored two special teams goals.

Stefanie Ubl scored two special teams goals.

The Gustavus Adolphus women’s hockey team scored four power play goals and one short-handed goal to defeat Saint Mary’s 6-1 on Friday night in Winona. Stefanie Ubl (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) recored a power play goal, a short-handed goal, and an assist in the victory as Gustavus moves to 5-1-0 overall and 3-0-0 in league play. Saint Mary’s fell to 1-4-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the MIAC.

The Cardinals got on the scoreboard first at 4:36 on a goal from Cassie Stoner. It did not take the Gusties long to respond as Ubl scored a power play goal two minutes later to tie the game with an assist given to Kirstin Peterson (Fy., St. Paul, Minn.). Gustavus would score again before the period was over at 14:46 on another power play goal by Molly Doyle (Sr., Richfield, Minn.) from Peterson and Ubl.

Gustavus turned up the intensity after the first intermission to put in its third power play goal of the night 33 seconds into the period. Mari Gunderson (Jr., Shoreview, Minn.) scored her fifth goal of the season on a pass from Melissa Mackley (So., Burnsville, Minn.) and Jessie Doig (Jr., New Prague, Minn.). The only even strength goal of the night came three minutes later as Lynn Hillen (So., Minnetonka, Minn.) and Doyle found Kelsey Johnson (Fy., Stillwater, Minn.) for the first goal of her collegiate career. The assist gave Doyle 114 career points moving her into sixth place on the all-time Gustavus points list surpassing Michelle Zaske. During the period, the Gusties outshot the Cardinals 20-4 as the second period ended in favor of the Gusties 4-1.

Ubl scored an unassisted short-handed goal 1:12 after play resumed in the third period. Mackley finished the scoring at the 7:25 mark by putting in her first goal of the season on the power play. Gunderson and Allie Harwood (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) were credited with the assists as the Gusties won 6-1.

Gustavus goaltender Breanna Scavo (So., Blaine, Minn.) made 12 saves in the winning effort while only allowing one goal. Since giving up four goals in the season opener to UW-Stevens Point, Scavo has only allowed four goals in the last five games as she raises her record to 5-1-0. Brittany Lemke picked up the loss despite making 43 saves to bring her record to 1-2-0.

The Golden Gusties and the Cardinals will wrap up the weekend series Saturday at 2:00 pm in St. Peter.

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