The Gustavus women’s hockey team continued its winning ways on Saturday night with an impressive 8-1 win over Augsburg in Minneapolis. With the win, the Gusties claimed their seventh straight MIAC regular season title with a record of 14-2-2. Amanda Cartony and Melissa Doyle each scored twice to lead Gustavus, which earned the #1 seed in the MIAC Playoffs and will host the winner of the first round playoff game between St. Olaf and Concordia next Thursday at Don Roberts Ice Rink.
Against Augsburg, Gustavus led 3-0 after the first period and 6-1 after two periods before finishing with the 8-1 victory. Kirsten Peterson (9:25), Jenna Christensen (11:34), and Amanda Cartony (16:55) scored the first period goals for the Gusties. It was Melissa Doyle (3:46), Lisa Tuuri (14:20) and Cartony (19:56) that continued the Gustavus scoring barrage in the second period. Maddie Bergh (3:10) and Doyle (13:11) closed out the scoring for the Gusties in the third period. Gustavus out-shot Augsburg 66-9 in the contest.
Gustavus coach Mike Carroll used two goaltenders in the contest as Marah Sobczak started and played the first 29:40 of the game and then Katherine Jorgenson entered and played the final 30:20 of the game. Sobczak made three saves and allowed one goal, while Jorgenson made five saves. Sobczak was credited with the win.
The Gusties have now claimed 10 regular season league titles in the 16 years history of MIAC women’s hockey. During its streak of seven consecutive titles Gustavus has compiled an impressive record of 113-7-6 for a winning percentage of .920.
Coach Mike Carroll and his squad will now turn their attention to winning their eighth consecutive MIAC Playoff Title and earning the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Gusties are the only program to have appeared in all 12 MIAC Post-Season Tournaments. Gustavus has won eight of the 12 MIAC Post-Season Tournaments and compiled a record of 20-4-2 for a .807 winning percentage.