Heckendorf scores twice, Women's Hockey downs Augsburg in home-opener

Heckendorf scores twice, Women's Hockey downs Augsburg in home-opener

MEQUON, Wis. – Junior Emily Heckendorf scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist and junior Jennifer DeGeorge made several big saves down the stretch to lead the Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Hockey team to a 3-1 non-conference win over Augsburg College Saturday night at the Ozaukee Ice Center.

The win moved the Falcons to 3-0-0 for the second time in program history. CUW also started with three wins in 2009-10. A victory tomorrow would give them a 4-0-0 start for the first time in their seven years as a program.

The Falcons got on the board first Saturday as Heckendorf (Merrill, Wis.) scored 5:02 into play off an assist from sophomore Katherine Pauletti (Roseville, Minn.). That would be the only scoring in the opening 20 minutes as CUW held a 1-0 advantage at the first intermission.

Augsburg evened things up 9:17 into the second stanza when Kimmy Davis recorded the equalizer off an assist from Claire Cripps. The Falcons made sure the score wouldn't be tied for long as Heckendorf recorded the game-winner 3:39 later. Junior Elizabeth Otto (Stillwater, Minn.) was credited with assist on Heckendorf's second goal.

The score would remain 2-1 until late in the third period when the Falcons put any hope of an AC comeback away with 1:21 remaining in the contest when sophomore Alexis Machuga (Rochester, Hills, Mich.) scored off an assist from Heckendorf.

Augsburg had several scoring chances late in the second period and into the third, but DeGeorge made save after save in recording her third win of the season. She finished with 32 saves in the contest, while Auggies goaltender Brianna Schulz made 33 stops. DeGeorge (Waukesha, Wis.) stopped all 12 shots she faced in the final period, several of those coming when the Falcons still had just a one goal lead.

CUW will go for the weekend sweep over Augsburg tomorrow afternoon at the Ozaukee Ice Center. Action is scheduled to get underway at 2:00 p.m. and live video will be available from CUWFalcons.com.