Women's Hockey edged in NCHA play by No. 7 Lake Forest

Photo by Sam Dunn
Photo by Sam Dunn

MEQUON, Wis. – The Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Hockey team again played even with the No. 7 ranked team in the country in terms on shots on goal and puck possession on Saturday night in their game against Lake Forest College. The Falcons couldn't get the puck to bounce their way, however, and a break for the Foresters in the third period resulted in a 2-1 setback for CUW in the NCHA contest.

THE BASICS
- Final Score: No. 7 Lake Forest 2, Concordia Wisconsin 1
- Location: Ozaukee Ice Center – Mequon, Wisconsin
- Records: Lake Forest 15-2-1, 9-1-1 NCHA; Concordia Wisconsin 6-9-2, 2-7-2 NCHA

HOW IT HAPPENED
- The game-winning goal came 7:30 into the final period and was scored by Amanda Brunges of the visiting Foresters. Brunges had the puck in the corner and sent what appeared to be a centering pass towards one of her teammates. Instead, the puck hit off the back of the goaltender's skate and into the net. The score came just as a Falcons penalty expired and was assisted by Kayla Griffith.

- CUW took the lead on Saturday on a first-period power play goal by senior Veronika Metanova (Palatine, Ill.). Metanova netted the one-timer off a great pass from junior Lexi Holman (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) for her sixth goal of the season. Freshman Natasha Wanless (Madison, Wis.) also had an assist on the play.

- Lake Forest would tie the game 7:48 into the second period on a goal by Isabel Regine. Brunges assisted on the player, finishing the game with two points.

- The Falcons finished with a 22-17 edge in shots and also had the edge on special teams, going 1-for-3, while the Foresters were 0-for-4. Lake Forest's final goal was scored while they were still playing with the advantage but since the penalty expired as the goal was scored it was not considered a power play goal.

- Freshman Breanna Thomson (St. Marys, Ontario) made 15 saves for the Falcons. Her counterpart, Jacque Rogers stopped 21 shots.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Metanova continues to inch towards Sarah Luberda as she attempts to become the Falcons all-time leading scorer. She is now eight points behind Luberda and has eight regular season games remaining.

- CUW falls to 2-4 in one-goal games this season. The Falcons started off 2-0 in such contests with wins over Hamline and St. Norbert but have now dropped four straight one-goal games.

UP NEXT
- These two teams will meet once again on Tuesday night, this time in Lake Forest. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.