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Women's Hockey Drops Second Consecutive NCHA Game
Posted: Friday, December 1, 2006
LAKE FOREST, IL - The UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team lost its second straight Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) contest tonight as it fell to Lake Forest College (IL) 4-2.
The Blugolds fall to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in NCHA action. The Foresters improve to 5-0-2 overall and 2-0-1 in conference action. The Foresters received two votes in the latest USCHO.com/CSTV poll. The Blugolds are now 9-9-4 all-time against Lake Forest.
Three minutes into the first period the Foresters' Courtney DeHoey put one in the net to give Lake Forest a 1-0 lead. The Foresters extended their lead to 2-0 when Maggie Bresser scored with a little over 11 minutes to play in the first period.
The Blugolds then got on the scoreboard with a 1:38 remaining in the first period when Karen Hebert (Sr.-Lakeville, MN/Holy Angels) scored her second goal of the season to make the score 2-1. Laura Suppes (Sr.-Roseville, MN) and Martina Korinek (Sr.-White Wear Lake, MN) assisted on the goal. Eau Claire tied it up 49 seconds later on a Margaret Campbell (So.-Plymouth, MN/Wayzata) goal seven seconds into the powerplay. Her sister Allie Campbell (Sr.-Plymouth, MN/Wayzata) had the assist on the goal.
The teams went into the first intermission tied 2-2. The Blugolds had 15 shots on goal in the first period, while Lake Forest only had three.
Lake Forest regained the lead with 11:44 to go in the second period on a Jen Clouthier goal to make the score 3-2. That was the score at the second intermission. The Blugolds once again had more shots on goal then the Foresters with five and the Foresters with three.
Lake Forest sealed the game with 2:40 to go in the game when Laura Wilson scored to give the Foresters a 4-2 win.
Blugolds head coach Mike Collins said that his team played hard and out-chanced the Foresters, but just couldn't capitalize. He was impressed with the Blugolds powerplay defense as Lake Forest went 0-for-8 in powerplay chances.
The Blugolds had 30 shots on goal, compared to 17 for Lake Forest. Both teams combined for 18 penalties with Lake Forest committing 10 and the Blugolds committing eight.
Blugold goaltenders Mikaela Jobman (Fr.-St. Paul, MN/Cretin Derham Hall) had two saves and Bri Lutz (Fr.-Burnsville, MN) had 11 saves.
This was the first time in the last four meetings between the schools that the game has not gone into overtime and only the second time in the last seven meetings.
The Blugolds will meet Lake Forest again tomorrow afternoon as the puck drops at 2 p.m.
- JR -