You are currently viewing historical information.
-> Return to current season <-
While we strive to provide accurate historical information, there may be some inaccuracies. If you find errors, please email them to email@example.com. Please include a source of proof (newspaper, yearbook, etc.) to support your claim.
Women's Hockey Falls To Lake Forest In Overtime
Posted: Saturday, December 6, 2008
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - In their sixth overtime game of the season, the UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team lost a close one 4-3 against conference opponent Lake Forest College (Ill.) today at the Alumni Memorial Rink.
The Blugolds, who are now 2-2-2 in their overtime games this season, are 6-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play. Lake Forest now sits at 5-4-1 this year and 3-3-1 in the NCHA.
In the first period, Eau Claire fell behind after an even-strength goal at 10:20 by Lake Forest's Melissa Kravich to give the Foresters the 1-0 lead.
In the second period, Lake Forest struck again off of a power-play at 7:01 to give the Foresters a 2-0 lead. Eau Claire answered less than a minute later with Maddi Hammer (So.-Owatonna, Minn.) getting the Blugolds on the board with an even-strength goal at 8:24 with the assist from Lauren Havard (Sr.-San Angelo, Texas/Araphaoe) to make the game 2-1. Lake Forest seemed to like a two goal lead though, with its second power-play goal of the night coming at 9:29.
The third period proved to be the Blugolds time to shine as they shut out the Foresters in the period. Jackie McKay (Fr.-Franklin Park, Ill./East Leyden) brought the game one goal closer after scoring a power-play goal with the assist from Havard at 6:09. Less than a minute later at 6:54, Hammer scored the even strength equalizer with the assist from Margaret Campbell (Sr.-Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) to send the game into overtime with the score at 3-3.
The Blugolds had the momentum coming into overtime, but the Foresters' Molly Wallner ended the game with an even-strength goal at 3:43 to hand the Blugolds their second loss of the season.
Eau Claire outshot Lake Forest today 38-28. Morgan Pieper (Fr.-Williams, Minn./Warroad) played 63:43 minutes in-goal for Eau Claire and recorded 24 saves, while Lake Forest's Alyssa Wintermute also played the entire game, stopping 35 shots.
Up next the Blugolds will take on conference opponent UW-River Falls in River Falls on December 13. The puck is set to hit center ice at 2 p.m.
- MT -