The Gustavus women’s hockey team exploded for six goals in the third period and posted a convincing 9-1 win over Augsburg in Minneapolis on Saturday night. First year forward Kathryn DelZoppo registered the first two-goal game of her career to lead the Gustie attack. Emily Klatt picked up the win in nets extending her season record to 7-0-0. Gustavus is now 11-1-3 overall and 8-0-2 in the MIAC.
Gustavus put 18 shots on net in the first period but could only get one past Augsburg goaltender Toni Menth. The lone goal of the period was scored by the Gusties’ Laura Hillman at the 8:09 mark.
Gustavus extended its lead to 2-0 just :18 seconds into the second period as Allie Schwab scored a power play goal. The Gusties would increase the lead to 3-0 when Kathryn DelZoppo scored a power play goal at 6:07 of the period. Menth would hold the Gusties scoreless the rest of the period, and Gustavus held a 3-0 lead after the first 40 minutes of play.
The third period was all Gustavus as Coach Mike Carroll’s squad outshot the Auggies 19-5, while also outscoring Augsburg 6-1. Six different players scored for the Gusties including Alyssa Gaulrapp (2:07), Jenny Pusch (12:43), Kathryn DelZoppo (13:57), Melissa Mackley (14:48), Whitney Schaff (16:35), and Claire Opsahl (19:10).
First year goaltender Emily Klatt picked up her sixth win of the season as she recorded seven saves. The Auggies did manage to score a goal against Klatt in the third period and that is only the third goal that Klat has allowed in seven games this season. She leads Division III in goals against average at 0.46.
The Gusties continued its balanced scoring over the weekend as 11 different players scored the team’s 16 goals. Allie Schwab led the way with three goals, followed by Jessie Doig, Kathryn DelZoppo, and Whitney Schaff with two each.
Gustavus will play UW-River Falls in St. Peter in a non-conference match on Tuesday, Jan. 27 followed by a conference series with Saint Benedict next Friday (St. Cloud) and Saturday (St. Peter).