Women’s Hockey Uses Second Period to Rally Past Cobbers

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by

Photo courtesy of Matt Berkner, Gustavus Sports Information.


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s hockey team hosted Concordia on Friday night and came out with a 6-1 victory. With the win the Gusties move to 12-5-5 overall and 8-3-4 in the MIAC.

“In the first period we couldn’t connect on some opportunities,” said coach Mike Carroll. “We were making good hockey plays and playing well in all three zones but we had nothing to show for it. It was really nice to see the response we had after giving up the goal. They grabbed some momentum and I thought we did really well responding to it.”

After a scoreless first period that saw the Gusties outshoot the Cobbers 13-6 Concordia was able to strike first in period number two when they scored at the 7:43 mark. The Gusties were able to respond at the 11:16 when Amelia Vosen (Jr., Nowthen, Minn.) poked a pass ahead to Allie Stanger (Sr., Paynesville, Minn.) who put some handy stick work on display to notch her ninth goal of the season. Gustavus wasn’t done there though as Vosen notched a power play goal at the 15:17 mark with assists going to Jordyn Peterson (Fy., Brookings, S.D.) and Madigan Goldsworthy (Fy., Chaska, Minn.). Less than a minute later Laine Fischer (Sr., Northfield, Minn.) got a pass from Hanna Mutschelknaus (Brandon, S.D.) and found the bottom right corner of the net for the third Gustavus goal of the period.

The third period was much of the same for the Black and Gold as Stanger got the scoring started with an unassisted breakaway goal just 51 seconds in. At the 12:33 mark Stephanie Anderson (Fy., Blaine, Minn.) found the back off the net off an assist from Mutschelknaus. Gustavus got one more goal when Lilia Scheid (Fy., Stillwater, Minn.) got on the scoresheet when she scored at the 13:10 mark with assists going to Kristina Press (Fy., Cottage Grove, Minn.) and Fischer.

The Gusties outshot the Cobbers 46-18 in the contest and Amanda DiNella (Sr., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) made 17 saves in the victory while allowing the one goal.

The two teams will square off again tomorrow for a 2 p.m. contest in Saint Peter.

When asked about tomorrow’s contest coach Carroll said, “We’ve been learning lessons through victories and through ties lately. Our players know what we need to do tomorrow and they’re going to be ready. We know that every team in the conference punches back and is ready to go the next day and we need to embrace the challenge of taking care of business and play well.”


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