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Women's Hockey Plays To Tie In Fourth Straight OT
Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - The UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team played in its fourth consecutive overtime game and came away with a 3-3 tie against Concordia University (Wis.) tonight at Hobbs Ice Center.
This was the second straight overtime game against Concordia. Last night the Blugolds won 3-2, scoring a goal with only 12 seconds remaining in the overtime period. Last weekend the Blugolds split overtime decisions on the road. The Blugolds are now 4-1-1 on the season and 1-0-1 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Concordia is 0-1-1 in NCHA play and 1-3-1 overall.
The Blugolds came storming out of the gate with an unassisted, even-strength goal by Christine Dickinson (So.-Layton, Utah/Shattuck-St. Mary's) 54 seconds into the game. Nine minutes later the Blugolds added another with Taylor Jenkins (Fr.-Austin, Minn.) scoring the first goal of her collegiate career unassisted.
Concordia then answered back less than three minutes later with a power-play goal by Sarah Luberda. The Falcons tied the game up at 2-2 in the second period at 12:42 with a goal by Sarah Smith. Luberda and Steph Boehm picked up assists on the goal.
Later in the second period, Margaret Campbell (Sr.-Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) scored a short-handed goal with an assist from Beth Dittrich (Jr.-Roseville, Minn.) to put the Blugolds back on top by a score of 3-2. But Concordia was not done scoring for the night and put one in the net at 4:13 in the third to tie it back up. Bradi Jonassan scored the game-tying goal while Laura DeDecker recorded the assist.
The Blugolds had plenty of opportunities to score this evening, taking 44 shots on-goal, while Concordia had 23.
Goalie Morgan Pieper (Fr.-Williams, Minn./Warroad) played all 65 minutes tonight and stopped 20 shots while allowing three goals. The Falcons' Katie Hirsch accumulated 41 saves and allowed three goals as she played the entire game between the pipes.
Eau Claire will be on the road next weekend with two games at Adrian (Mich.). Saturday the Blugolds will play at 4 p.m. and will finish the weekend with a game at 11 a.m. Sunday.
- KM -