The Gustavus women’s hockey team scored twice in the first three minutes of the third period and held on to defeat Hamline 2-0 in St. Paul on Saturday night. The Gusties got goals from Jessie Doig and Sara Yungner, while Emily Klatt picked up the win in the nets and improved her overall mark to 11-0-0 this season. Gustavus has now compiled a record of 34-0-2 in MIAC regular season play over the past two seasons.
The Gusties and Pipers played to a scoreless draw through the first two periods. The first 40 minutes were marred by 11 penalties, but neither team was able to take advantage of the player advantage. The Gusties finally found the net :57 seconds into the third period as Jessie Doig scored a power play goal with assists from Jenny Pusch and Alyssa Gaulrapp. Two-and-a-half minutes later, Sara Yungner increased the Gustavus lead to 2-0 when she added another power play goal at the 3:27 mark with an assist from Gracie Olson.
Gustavus out-shot Hamline 40-7 in the contest. The Gusties Emily Klatt, who made seven saves, recorded her second consecutive shutout and sixth of the season.
Gustavus has now posted five consecutive shutouts and has not allowed a goal in 322 minutes over the last six games.
The Gusties will host the winner of the Concordia/St. Olaf game in the semifinals of the MIAC Post-Season Tournament on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 pm.