Women’s Hockey Set for Bethel Series

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s hockey team will take on Bethel on Friday and Saturday in a home-home doubleheader. Friday’s game will be played at the Don Roberts Ice Rink in Saint Peter, Minn at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s contest will be played in Blaine, Minn. at the Bethel University Arena with a 2 p.m. start time. The Gusties enter the contest 5-1-1 with a 3-1-0 mark in the MIAC while the Royals are 1-6-1 and 0-3-1 in conference play.





Friday’s meeting will be the 47th meeting between Gustavus and Bethel with the Gusties holding a 40-5-1 advantage. The last time they met was on Feb. 20, 2018 when the two teams met in the MIAC playoffs with Gustavus taking home a 4-0 victory.


The Gusties are coming off back-to-back victories over Hamline and St. Scholastica. In their most recent contest, the Gusties defeated St. Scholastica on Tuesday Nov. 20 by a score of 4-1. Lilia Scheid (Fy., Stillwater, Minn.) and Amelia Vosen (Jr., Nowthen, Minn.) got the Gusties rolling early by both scoring a first period goal to give the Gusties a 2-0 edge. Kristina Press (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.) scored in the second period to make the game 3-0 and when the Saints answered back to make it 3-1, Press scored again to give the Gusties the 4-1 victory. Vosen and Allie Stanger (Sr., Paynesville, Minn.) have each recorded five points on the season to lead Gustavus while Schied and Press each have four. Amanda DiNella (Sr., Oakbrook Terrace, Minn.) has started all seven games in net and has 177 saves for a save percentage of .952.


Bethel is coming into the contest having not played in a game since Nov. 17 when they completed a weekend series with Concordia where they tied 3-3 and lost 1-3. So far on the young season Kaylyn Forliti and Sydnee Hanson have each scored five points with Forliti leading the team with three goals. Payton Olson supplements the Royals attack as she has two goals and two assists on the year. Bethel has had three different starters at goaltender this season but Mallory Tidona has started five contests and appeared in six, making 138 saves for a save percentage of .868.


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