The Gustavus women’s hockey team continued its winning ways with a convincing 7-1 win over Augsburg at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter on Friday night. The Gusties, who out-shot the Auggies 66-8, scored multiple goals in each period including two in the first, three in the second, and two in the third. Jessie Doig scored twice to lead the Gustavus attack, while Danielle Justice picked up the win in the nets making seven saves.
The Gusties started the game with a flurry putting ten shots on net before the Auggies registered their first shot at Gustavus goalie Danielle Justice. Augsburg goalie Toni Menth was up to the task, however as she turned the Gusties away at every opportunity. Gustavus took its first lead late in the period when Melissa Mackley charged up the left side of the ice and dropped the puck for Jessie Doig who slipped a shot past Menth on her stick side at the 17:29 mark. Mackley was credited with the assist. The Gusties kept the pressure on the Auggies and increased their lead to 2-0 when Lynn Hillen scored an unassisted goal with just :10 seconds remaining in the period. The Gusties,who out-shot the Auggies 23-4, led 2-0 after the first period.
Gustavus would add significantly to its lead in the second period scoring three times to push the lead to 5-0. Melissa Mackley scored at the 5:57 mark (assists from Allie Schwab and Kathryn DelZoppo), Schwab scored an unassisted goal at the 15:38 mark, and then Sara Yungner scored her first goal of the season at the 17:20 mark with assists from Jenny Pusch and Christine Wicker. Augsburg got on the scoreboard in the final minute of the period when Allison Ulseth scored a power play goal at the 19:25 mark (assists from Sara Toft and Jenna Knudtson). Gustavus out-shot Augsburg 15-4 in the period and led 5-1 after two periods.
The Gusties would add two more goals in the final period as Whitney Schaff scored her first collegiate goal at the 1:02 mark and then Jessie Doig picked up her second goal of the game at the 4:53 mark with assists from Kelsey Johnson and Gina DeNucci. Gustavus out-shot Augsburg 28-0 in the final period.
Danielle Justice played 54 minutes in the nets for Gustavus, while Osa Donavan played the final six minutes. Justice made seven saves and allowed one goal. Donavan did not have to make a save. Toni Menth faced 66 shots and made 59 saves allowing seven goals.
Gustavus (10-1-3 overall, 7-0-2 MIAC) will wrap up its series with Augsburg (3-13-0 overall, 0-9-0 MIAC) in Minneapolis tomorrow night at 7:00 pm.