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Women's Hockey Scores Nine In Win Over St. Kate's
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2004
EAU CLAIRE - The UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team earned their first win of the year with a 9-1 defeat of the College of St. Catherine.
The win was the second consecutive win over St. Kate's dating back to last year and improves their record to 2-1 on the year. The nine goals tie for second highest in team history while the 50 shots on goal is the second highest total in team history.
The Blugolds got the scoring started early with a power play goal 2:09 into the game. Amanda Schultz (Jr.-Stevens Point/SPASH) scored off a pass from Claire Parda (Jr.-Waukesha/Catholic Memorial) to put Eau Claire up 1-0. Devon Nichols (Jr.-Victoria, MN) added an unassisted shorthanded goal with 7:53 remaining in the first period to conclude the first period scoring.
The Blugolds put the Wildcats away in the second period with five goals. Theresa Guindon (Fr.-Lino Lakes, MN/Centennial) scored an unassisted goal 2:14 into the period to put Eau Claire up 3-0. Nichols scored her second goal of the game and third of the season three minutes later to increase the lead to four goals.
Eau Claire scored three goals in the last five minutes of the period to increase the lead to 7-0. Laura Brackey (Jr.-Oakdale, MN/Tartan), Sophie Saltzman (Fr.-St. Louis Park, MN) and Parda all scored their first goals of the year.
After allowing St. Kate's only goal 4:27 into the final period, the Blugolds answered with two of their own. Schultz scored her second of the game and third of the year and Laura Suppes (So.-Falcon Heights, MN/Roseville) scored a goal with 14 seconds left to give the game its final margin.
Jill Arendt (Fr.-Plymouth, MN/Wayzata) played the first two periods in goal stopping all 16 shots sent her way. Molly Gehr (Fr.-New Richmond) played the final 20 minutes in goal stopping 13 of 14 shots.
The game started off physical with five of the game's eight penalties coming in the first period. Eau Claire finished the game with five penalties for ten minutes while St. Kate's had three for six minutes.
The Blugolds will be in action tomorrow night when they host the College of St. Benedict in the first ever meeting between the schools. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Hobbs Ice Center.
- JL -