Women’s Hockey breezes past Finlandia

Women’s Hockey breezes past Finlandia

MEQUON, Wis. - The Concordia University Wisconsin women's hockey team used a three-goal second period to cruise to a 5-1 win over Finlandia University on Friday night at the Ozaukee Ice Center.

Senior Alyssa Isaackson (Marshall, Minn.) scored two goals and freshman Emily Heckendorf (Merrill, Wis.) added a goal and an assist, and the Falcons (3-2-0, 2-1-0 NCHA) made quick work of conference foe Finlandia.

CUW's power play unit was on its game Friday, as three of the Falcons' five goals came with the man advantage.

Isaackson got things going late in the first period, receiving a pass from senior Bradi Jonasson (Bloomington, Minn.) above the right circle and firing over the shoulder of Lions goalie Stephanie LaMore.

The Falcons then broke the game open in the second period, as Isaackson and senior Hilary Christiansen (Eagan, Minn.) each scored within the first four minutes of the second frame.

After Finlandia (0-4-1, 0-1-0 NCHA) pulled a goal back through Renae Vanbuskirk, CUW regained its three-goal lead when junior Carly Piras (Eden Prairie, Minn.) crashed the net to earn her first goal of the season.

CUW solidified the victory with an insurance goal in the third period, when Heckendorf slotted a shot through LaMore's legs.

The two teams will meet again on Saturday at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Game time is set for 12 p.m.