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Holman's record, Woodman's heroics guide Women's Hockey to NCHA win

Photo by Sam Dunn
Photo by Sam Dunn

MEQUON, Wis. – Lexi Holman set the new Concordia University Wisconsin Women's Hockey career goals record and Ellie Woodman scored the game-winner with 38 seconds left in regulation, guiding the Falcons to a 4-2 win over Finlandia Saturday. Holman, who added an empty-net goal with 18 seconds remaining, now has 38 scores and tops the Falcons leaderboard.

THE BASICS
- Final Score:
Concordia Wisconsin 4, Finlandia 2
- Location: Ozaukee Ice Center – Mequon, Wisconsin
- Records: Concordia Wisconsin 9-8-1, 7-4-1 NCHA; Finlandia 3-15-1, 3-8-1 NCHA

HOLMAN POSTGAME



HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons scored once in each of the first two periods, opening up a 2-0 lead. The second of those was the record setter for Holman (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) and came on the power play. Jossa Danis (Brandon, Manitoba) and Woodman assisted on the Holman score.

- The opening goal came 3:37 into play off the stick of Natasha Wanless (Madison, Wis.). Holman and Sam Lombardi (Hamilton, Ontario) assisted on the first-period score.

- Finlandia got back into the game in the third with two goals 2:10 apart from one another. Kait Ryynanen scored on the power play and Bella Abear added her goal 2:10 later to make the score 2-2.

- With 2:12 remaining in regulation, the Lions were whistled for a penalty, which would set up the Woodman (Janesville, Wis.) score. Woodman found the top left corner for the unassisted game-winning goal. Holman would add an empty net score just 20 seconds later, making the final 4-2.

- Christina Pattengale (Portage, Mich.) stopped 27 shots in gaining the win for the Falcons. Sarah Gundry made 34 saves for the Lions.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Holman was tied with Sarah Luberda for most career goals entering Saturday's game. She now has eight goals this season, most on the team.

UP NEXT
- The Falcons will visit No. 4 Adrian next weekend for two NCHA games. The opener will be Friday at 7 p.m. eastern time.

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