Women's Hockey Narrowly Defeated by Lake Forest
|UW-Eau Claire (1-5-1, 1-4-0)||1||0||1||2|
|Lake Forest (Ill.) (5-2-1, 4-2-0)||0||1||2||3|
|1st - 16:56||PP - Casey McMullen (UW-Eau Claire)|
|2nd - 16:26||PP - Laura Reckdenwald (Lake Forest (Ill.))|
|3rd - 07:27||PP - Jessica Dare (Lake Forest (Ill.))|
|3rd - 15:00||Maeve Connelly (Lake Forest (Ill.))|
|3rd - 18:07||Nikki Kothenbeutel (UW-Eau Claire)|
|UW-Eau Claire||Lake Forest (Ill.)|
2 Players (#21, #25 - 1)
A: 2 Players (#15, #27 - 1)
Sh: Stephanie Hatcher - 6
Sv: Morgan Pieper - 21
3 Players (#5, #13, #21 - 1)
A: 5 Players (#6, #9, #10, #11, #24 - 1)
Sh: 2 Players (#10, #13 - 4)
Sv: Stacey Dierking - 20
|TEAM STATISTICS||UW-Eau Claire||Lake Forest (Ill.)|
|Power Plays||1 for 4||2 for 5|
|Penalties (min)||5 (10)||4 (8)|
|Shots on Goal||22||24|
|Face Offs Won||0||0|
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (Blugolds.com) – Despite a late comeback attempt, the UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team couldn't overcome Lake Forest College (Ill.) and fell 3-2 this evening.
The Blugolds struck first, as Casey McMullen (Jr.- Minneapolis, Minn./South) took advantage of a power play at 16:56 in the first to give Eau Claire the one-goal advantage. But Lake Forest scored two power play goals of its own – one in the second and one in the third – and tacked on another score with five minutes remaining in the third to go up 3-1.
With the clock winding down, Nikki Kothenbeutel (So.-Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice), assisted by Toni Simones (Sr.- Rosemount, Minn./South St. Paul), pulled the Blugolds within one score of Lake Forest with less than two minutes remaining. Eau Claire couldn't find the tying score, however, and fell 3-2.
Lake Forest outshot the Blugolds, making 24 attempts to Eau Claire's 22.
Morgan Pieper (Sr.- Williams, Minn./Warroad) made saves on 21 shots and played all but 47 seconds of the game, when the Blugolds went to empty net in a last-ditch effort to tie the game.
The Blugolds drop to 1-5-1 on the season and 1-4 in the NCHA.
Eau Claire will take on Lake Forest again at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.