Women’s Hockey Falls To UW-Stevens Point 4-0

Posted on January 8th, 2016 by

Amanda DiNella allowed one goal and made 13 saves in 40 total minutes of play on Friday night.

Amanda DiNella allowed one goal and made 13 saves in 40 minutes of play on Friday night.

UW-Stevens Point 4, Gustavus 0 (Box)

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Following a three-week long break from game action, the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team had little time to adjust to being back on the ice as it faced the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday evening. For much of the night, the Gusties looked like a team that was trying to get back in its groove and the Pointers took advantage, handing the Gusties a 4-0 loss at Ice Hawks Arena. The loss puts Gustavus at 3-7-3 on the season, while UW-Stevens Point improves to 7-6-2 overall.

The Pointers got on the scoreboard early when Hailey Rock scored her fourth goal of the season off an assist from Ali Biagini to put the home squad up 1-0 just 7:48 into the opening period. Gustie goalie Amanda DiNella (Fy., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) kept UW-Stevens Point out of the goal for the remainder of the period, and the Gusties actually outshot the Pointers 10-6 through those first 20 minutes, but it ended with just the one goal.

The second period was much the same, but neither team was able to put home a goal, sending the Pointers into the third period with a slim 1-0 advantage.

Gustavus ran out of gas in the third period, as UW-Stevens Point combined for three goals in the final 20 minutes against new Gustie goalie Paige Press (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.). Despite outshooting the Pointers again, this time 9-7, Gustavus was unable to find the net, causing the game to end at 4-0 in favor of UW-Stevens Point.

DiNella suffered the loss for Gustavus after playing 40 minutes, allowing the first goal, and making 13 saves, bringing her record to 2-6-2 on the year. Sydney Conley earned the shutout victory between the pipes for the Pointers after making 26 total saves.

Gustavus will look to get back on track in conference play next Friday when it travels to St. Catherine University for a 7 p.m. game at Drake Arena in St. Paul.

 

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