by Noah Grant / firstname.lastname@example.org / @SCSUHockey91
11-15-19 Lindenwood 2 St. Cloud State 2
The St. Cloud State women’s hockey team controlled much of the play, but Lindenwood hung on for a 2-2 tie in Missouri on Friday night.
In the first period, it was Lindenwood striking first on the powerplay just before the halfway mark of the frame. Gigi Pora snuck a shot past Huskies netminder Emma Polusny, with an assist going to Lillian Marchant and Kayla Martinez. Lindenwood had two powerplays in the opening period.
From then, however, it was all St. Cloud State. Shots were 11-6 in favor of the Huskies, and they were rewarded one minute and one second later. McKenna Wesloh powered a shot into the back of the net off of a setup from Emma Bigham. The tally contained Wesloh’s first goal and Bigham’s first assist of the 2019-2020 campaign. The Huskies did not score on their lone powerplay of the first period.
Early in the second, freshman forward Olivia Cvar found the twine for her second of the season from Jenniina Nylund’s team-leading sixth assist of the year.
St. Cloud State’s lead was short-lived, as Lindenwood responded less than two minutes later on a goal from Megan Wagner. The tally was unassisted.
Neither team would find another goal, as the shots were 12-5 in favor of the Huskies in the middle frame.
In the third period, shots favored the Huskies once again 11-7, but neither team found the go-ahead goal.
Each team had three powerplay chances, but Lindenwood was the only team to find a marker on the man-advantage.
Shots favored the Huskies 2-1 in overtime. The Huskies finished with 36 shots, while Lindenwood had 19.
The Huskies look to translate their strong play into a win on Saturday afternoon at 1:10 p.m.
11-16-19 Lindenwood 1 St. Cloud State 5
The St. Cloud State women’s team finally broke the dam on their goal scoring drought, with five goals en route to a drubbing of the Lindenwood Lions on Saturday afternoon.
The early 1 p.m. start worked in the Huskies favor, as Emma Bigham corralled a Hallie Theodosopoulos pass and buried it halfway through the first period for her third of the season.
Klara Hymlarova found her second of the season as defenseman and senior Rachel Herzog found her second assist of the season.
Dana Rasmussen capped the scoring in the first with her third of the year on the powerplay, as Hylamrova and Abby Thiessen were credited with assists.
In the middle period, Jenniina Nylund found the Huskies second powerplay goal of the night from Thiessen and Hymlarova for her second of the year.
Lindenwood would find their only tally of the night on the powerplay, one of six in the contest. Megan Wagner scored off of a play from Sierra Burt and Kirsten Martin.
Minot, North Dakota native Olivia Hanson potted the lone goal in the third period, her first of the year from Hymlarova and Thiessen. The goal came on the powerplay.
Thiessen finished with three points, while Hymlarova had four.
Lindenwood actually outshot the Huskies 36-28, but St. Cloud State netminder Emma Polusny stopped 35 shots.
The Huskies were 3-for-4 on the powerplay.
St. Cloud State will be back in action at the Herb Brooks National Hockey center next weekend against a high-powered Wisconsin Badgers team. Puck drop is set for 6:07 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, and at 3:07 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23.