UW-Eau Claire women defeat CUW 5-3

Eau Claire

Concordia skated evenly with UW-Eau Claire throughout the contest, outshooting the victors 31-30, but a pair of third period scores gave the Blugolds a 5-3 win.

The hosts broke out to a 3-1 lead after the first period, scoring twice on power play opportunities and jumping ahead 2-0 after just three minutes of action. Jaime Athens lit the lamp for CUW in that initial frame.

Concordia (9-6-2 in league play) battled back with Hilary Christiansen and Samantha Meuwissen getting credit for the goals that brought the score to 3-3 with thirteen minutes remaining.

Back came powerful Eau Claire (now 9-4-2 in NCHA action) with two more scores to earn a crucial victory. "It was a very frustrating loss," said Jim Ingman. "We can't start games like that."