Women’s Hockey Ready for Top-10 Series with No. 5 UW-River Falls

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The No. 9 Gustavus women’s hockey team will take on No. 5 UW-River Falls on Wednesday and Saturday in non-conference play. Wednesday’s game will be played in River Falls, Wis. with a 7 p.m. start and Saturday’s contest will be in Saint Peter, Minn. starting at noon. The Gusties enter the contests 7-1-1 overall while the Falcons are 8-1-0.

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Gustavus Game Notes

The Series

Wednesday’s contest will be the 38th meeting between the two teams with Gustavus currently holding a 24-9-4 edge. The last time the two teams met on Dec. 9, 2017, the Gusties came away with a 2-1 victory.

Scouting the Gusties

The Gusties are coming off a weekend sweep of Bethel with wins of 4-0 and 4-3. In Friday’s 4-0 win, the Gusties saw nine different player score a point with Kayla Vrieze (Fy., Eagan, Minn.) and Paulina Scheid (Jr., Stillwater, Minn.) each tallying two. In game two of the series Gustavus saw themselves trailing 2-0 after the first period before two second period goals from Allie Stanger (Jr., Paynesville, Minn.) even the game at 2-2. The Royals scored a goal late in the second to hold a 3-2 lead going into the third period. In the third, a Jamie Byrne (Fy., Delano, Minn.) unassisted goal tied the game at three apiece before an extra attacker goal by Stanger with 42 seconds left gave the Gusties the victory. The three goals by Stanger resulted in the first hat trick of her collegiate career. Stanger leads all Gusties on the season with nine points while Kristina Press (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.), who assisted on all three of Stanger’s hat trick goals, is second on the team with eight.

Scouting the Falcons

After dropping their first contest of the season, the Falcons have rattled off eight straight wins, most recently defeating UW-Superior on Saturday by a score of 2-0. The Falcons have a balanced offensive attack with 18 different players having already scored a goal through the teams first nine contests. Callie Hoff and Bella Wagner lead the team this season with 10 points each, with Hoff leading the Falcons with eight goals. Kathryn Larson leads the team with seven assists on the year and she has tallied nine points. Tatyana Delaittre has started seven games in net for UW-River Falls and has made 111 saves and allowed eight goals for a save percentage of .933.

 

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