The Gustavus women’s hockey team got on the scoreboard early as the team scored four goals in the first period en route to a 5-1 win over Augsburg on Friday night in Minneapolis. Auggie goaltender Toni Menth made 51 saves in the losing effort as Augsburg was outshoot 56-11. Gustavus extended its winning streak to 16 games and improved its overall record to 16-1-0 and 11-0-0 in the league. Augsburg dropped to 3-12-1 overall and 3-7-1 in the MIAC.
Allie Harwood (Fy., Rochester, Minn.) tallied her sixth goal of the season 1:04 into the game with assists from Kelsey Johnson (Fy., Stillwater, Minn.) and Stefanie Ubl (Sr., Blaine, Minn.). Gustavus struck again at 9:35 on a Laura Hillman (So., Albert Lea, Minn.) shot from Ubl. The Gustie pressure remained relentless, though, as Augsburg was forced to take a timeout at 12:10 after Lisa Sablak (Fy., South St. Paul, Minn.) scored a short-handed goal to give Gustavus a 3-0 lead. Jessie Doig (Jr., New Prague, Minn.) would add another goal to give the Gusties their largest lead after one period this season at 4-0.
Augsburg got on the scoreboard late in the second period when Emily Merhar scored a power play goal at 17:34 as the result of a Lynn Hillen (So., Minnetonka, Minn.) hooking penalty. This was the third conference power play goal allowed by Gustavus this season as the Auggies cut the deficit to 4-1. Menth kept Augsburg in the contest as she stopped 14 shots during the period.
Stefanie Ubl added another goal for Gustavus on a pass from Molly Doyle (Sr., Richfield, Minn.) at 6:19 in the third period. The assist moved Doyle into fourth place on the career points list at Gustavus with 123 points (64 g, 59 a) surpassing Noelle Skalko. Breanna Scavo (So., Blaine, Minn.) made seven saves on eight shots on goal to record her 15th win of the season. Sarah Windhorst (So., Eden Prairie, Minn.) came in the game late in the third period to make three saves in her first appearance this season. Menth’s record fell to 3-11-1.
Gustavus and Augsburg will finish the series on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Don Roberts Ice Rink.