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Women's Hockey Skates To A Tie Against Pointers
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - After a comeback win in overtime last night, the UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team took a game into overtime again today, this time playing to a 2-2 tie against seventh-ranked UW-Stevens Point at Hobbs Ice Center.
With the tie, the Blugolds are now 10-3-3 on the season and 5-2-2 in NCHA conference play. The second place Pointers move to 7-2-4 overall and 6-2-2 in the NCHA.
Eau Claire got on the board first in the contest on a goal from Kristin Faber (So.-Austin, Minn.) at the 5:49 mark in the first period. The power play goal was Faber's team-leading ninth of the season. Beth Dittrich (Jr.-Roseville, Minn.) and Maddi Hammer (So.-Owatonna, Minn.) were credited with the assist on the play.
Following the early goal, the Blugold offense would go stagnant for the entire second period, allowing the Pointers to take a 2-1 advantage heading into the third period. Faber would find the back of the net for the second time today, 23 seconds into the third period to tie the game at two. The power play goal and Faber's tenth of the year was assisted by Dittrich and Kelli Johnson (So.-Farmington, Minn.). With the third period concluded at a 2-2 tie, the game was sent into overtime where neither team was able to score the game-winning goal.
Goalie Morgan Pieper (Fr.-Williams, Minn/Warroad) earned the tie today for the Blugolds. Pieper logged all 65 minutes, while making 25 saves, including 10 in the third period.
The Blugolds hit the road on January 23 and 24 for two games against Finlandia (Mich.). Eau Claire beat Finlandia earlier this season 7-1 at the Hobbs Ice Center. Friday's game is set for 6:15 p.m. and Saturday's game will begin at 1 p.m.
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