Women’s Hockey Completes Sweep Of St. Ben’s With 4-1 Win In St. Peter

Posted on January 31st, 2009 by

Nara Higano and Laura Hillman screen Blazer goaltender Abbie Helminen.

Nara Higano and Laura Hillman screen Blazer goaltender Abbie Helminen.


Nara Higano skates alongside Katelyn Bounds of St. Ben’s.

Nara Higano skates alongside Katelyn Bounds of St. Ben’s.


Lynn Hillen controls the puck right in front of the St. Ben’s net while Alyssa Gaulrapp covers the back post.

Lynn Hillen controls the puck right in front of the St. Ben’s net while Alyssa Gaulrapp covers the back post.


The Gusties celebrate with Jesse Doig (#12) after her goal late in the first period.

The Gusties celebrate with Jesse Doig (#12) after her goal late in the first period.

The Gustavus women’s hockey team scored three power play goals on its first four power play opportunities and cruised to a 4-1 conference win over St. Ben’s on Saturday afternoon at Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter. Jessie Doig led the Gusties in scoring with two goals, while Danielle Justice picked up the win in the nets. Gustavus is now 14-1-3 overall and 10-0-2 in the MIAC.

The Gusties got off to a solid start in the game with two power-play goals in the first period. Sara Yungner scored the first at 11:30 with assists from Nara Higano and Jenny Pusch. The second was scored by Jessie Doig with :43 seconds left in the period. Assists were credited to Melissa Mackley and Jenny Pusch. Gustavus held a 12-0 shot advantage in the period.

Gustavus extended its lead to 3-0 when Alyssa Gaulrapp scored a power-play goal at 7:23 of the second period. Pusch was credited with her third assist of the game. Jessie Doig closed out the scoring for the Gusties when she tallied her second goal of the game at 16:57 of the second period. Melissa Mackley picked up the assist. Gustavus took a 4-0 lead into the locker room after two periods.

St. Ben’s scored its lone goal of the game at 12:50 of the third period when Amie Ernst lit the lamp with assists from Kerri Graske and Stephanie Kendri.

Emily Klatt picked up the win in the nets for Gustavus. She made seven saves, while allowing one goal. Klatt improved her season record to 9-0-0 overall and 6-0-0 in MIAC play. Abbie Helminen made 34 saves in a losing effort for the Blazers.

The Gusties improved their all-time record against St. Ben’s to 26-0-0.

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