Women’s Hockey Picks Up Sweep, Defeats St. Olaf 5-0

Posted on January 23rd, 2016 by

Allison Eder-Zdechlik scored twice in the Gusties 5-0 victory over St. Olaf on Saturday.

Allison Eder-Zdechlik scored twice in the Gusties’ 5-0 victory over St. Olaf on Saturday.

Gustavus 5, St. Olaf 0 (Box)

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – After earning a narrow come-from-behind victory on Friday evening in St. Peter, the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team used its momentum to pick up a sweep against St. Olaf on Saturday night at Northfield Ice Arena, winning in 5-0 fashion. With the win, the Gusties move to 6-7-4 overall and 5-2-3 in the MIAC, while the Oles fall to 1-15-1 overall and 0-9-1 in the conference.

The Gusties got on the board with 4:46 remaining in the first period when Erin Moes (Fy., Hastings, Minn.) scored her second goal of the series off an assist from Katy Fuller (So., Minneapolis, Minn.). That goal proved to be the game-winner, as senior goalie Lindsey Hibbard (Princeton, Minn.) extended her scoreless streak to 95:06 with a shutout of the Oles, bringing her record to 3-1-1 on the year after making 12 saves.

Gustavus scored twice more in each of the remaining periods to bring its eventual goal total to five. Laine Fischer (Fy., Northfield, Minn.) and Erica Power (So., Lakeville, Minn.) scored at the 6:09 and 14:21 marks, respectively to give the visitors a 3-0 lead heading into the final period.

Allison Eder-Zdechlik (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.) then added to her league-leading point and goal total by scoring two third period goals, one on the power play and one shorthanded. On the power play, Eder-Zdechlik found the net off an assist from Laura Johnson (So., Chanhassen, Minn.), while her shorthanded goal was unassisted. On the season, the Stillwater native has 18 total points, including 13 goals.

The Gusties now sit in sole possession of fifth place in the MIAC standings with 13 points, just one behind Concordia and Bethel who are currently tied for third. Gustavus travels to Concordia next weekend for a crucial conference series with the Cobbers. Game one is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Moorhead Sports Center.


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