The Gustavus women’s hockey team got a stiff test from St. Kate’s on Saturday afternoon, but Sara Yungner’s power play goal at 7:46 of the third period allowed the Gusties to slip past the Wildcats by the score of 2-1. The victory allowed Gustavus to stay in first place in the MIAC with a record of 12-0-2, one point ahead of St. Thomas at 12-1-1. Alyssa Gaulrapp scored the other goal for Gustavus.
Neither team could find the net for nearly thirty minutes after the drop of the puck, but it was the Gusties that finally broke the ice on a goal by Alyssa Gaulrapp at 11:58 of the second period. Sara Yungner and Lynn Hillen were credited with the assists. Gustavus took its 1-0 lead into the locker room at the end of the second period.
St. Kate’s tied the score on an unassisted goal by Michaela Michaelson at 2:20 of the third period. Five minutes later, Yungner scored what turned out to be the game-winner for the Gusties. Melissa Mackley was credited with the assist.
Gustavus held a 35-12 advantage in shots in the game. The Gusties Emily Klatt picked up the win in the nets improving her season record to 10-0-0 overall. Klatt made 11 saves. Mel Gerten played well in the nets for the Wildcats but was credited with the loss. Gerten registered 33 saves.
The Gusties extended their unbeaten streak to 16 games with the win.
Gustavus will host Concordia College for two games next Friday and Saturday at Don Roberts Ice Rink.