Power Play Goal Lifts Women’s Hockey Past Yellowjackets

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 by

Gustavus celebrates the game-winning goal in the second period. (Photo courtesy of Kegan Couture, Gustavus Sports Information)

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ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s hockey team earned its second shutout of the season as Rachel Skoglund’s (Jr., Forest Lake, Minn.) game-winning power play goal was enough for the Gusties to escape with a 1-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

After two unsuccessful power plays in the first period, Gustavus took advantage of its first chance on the skater-advantage in the second frame against UW-Superior. 8:41 into the period, Skoglund took a pass from Kaitlyn Klein (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) and skated toward the high slot before ripping a shot past Yellowjacket goaltender Kim Kobar.

Skoglund’s first goal of the season would stand as the game-winner as neither team was able to find the back of the net for the remainder of the game.

After two periods of play, the Gusties maintained a solid advantage over UW-Superior and led in shots on goal, 27-11.

Despite a strong push-back by the Yellowjackets in the third, the Gustie defense was able to withstand the UW-Superior attack as it outshot Gustavus 11-4.

Gustie goaltender Amanda DiNella (So., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) duplicated her performance from her last appearance in the 1-0 over Augsburg last Friday. DiNella tallied 22 saves to record her second shutout of the season and move her record to 3-1.

The Black and Gold return to action in one week, hosting the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The Gusties previously defeated the Blugolds 3-1 in Eau Claire, Wis. in the season opener.

 

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