The Gustavus women’s hockey team kept it’s unbeaten record intact Saturday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Stevens Point, Wis. The Gusties improve to 11-0-1 on the season, while the Pointers fall to 6-4-2.
For the second game in a row, senior forward Allie Schwab recorded a multi-goal performance with two goals to lead the way for the Gusties. Schwab now ranks second in all Division III in points scoring averaging 2.00 points per game with 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points.
The Gusties got on the board in the first period with a pair of power play goals by Carolyn Draayer and Mollie Carroll. Draayer netted her 12th goal of the season at the 8:37 mark on an assist from Lindsey Hjelm and Carroll notched her eighth goal of the year at the 5:05 mark with the help of Maddie Bergh.
Erika Greenen knocked home Stevens Point’s first goal of the game on a power play five minutes into the second and Sam Lorr scored the equalizer with 5:51 left in the period and the two teams went into the locker room for the second intermission tied at two.
It didn’t take long for the Three Crowns to regain the lead as Hjelm scored what proved to be the game-winner just :30 seconds into the third. Schwab gave the Gusties two insurance goals at the 14:58 and 9:55 marks – both in the player advantage – as Kelly Thotland and Bergh assisted each score. Bergh matched Schwab’s season-high three assists in a game, which occurred in the second game of the season.
Marah Sobczak received to call to defend the Gustie goal and she responded with 22 saves, 11 of which came in the third period. Janna Beilke-Skoug took the loss in goal for the Pointers after fending off 19 shots. Each team took a total of 24 shots.
Gustavus is not in action next weekend and will return to MIAC action Friday, Jan. 20 at St. Catherine University. The puck is set to drop at 7:45 p.m.