Foresters Finish Off Three-Win Week with 6-1 Victory over Marian
The Lake Forest College women's hockey team defeated visiting Marian University 6-1 on Saturday to complete a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Sabres. Freshman Morgan Pope's first career goal started the scoring and classmate Stephanie Quintin's finished it.
The Foresters had defeated Marian 4-0 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Friday night after posting a 4-3 victory at Concordia University Wisconsin on Tuesday. Lake Forest is now 4-2-1 overall this season and 3-2-0 in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play. The Sbares fell to 0-6-0 overall and 0-5-0 in the league.
Pope's score came on the power play at the 8:29 mark of the first period and was assisted by sophomore Sarah Gilbride and senior Jessica Dare. Dare and Pope then set up sophomore Stephanie Slinde at 13:22 to make the score 2-0. Freshman Laura Reckdenwald netted her second score of the year at 14:48 with senior Kim Herring and freshman Torey Crown each credited with an assist. Slinde finished off the four-goal opening period scoring barrage with a shorthanded score with exactly two minutes on the clock. Gilbride assisted on Slinde's third goal of the season.
The Foresters had an 11-4 advantage in shots on goal in the first period and a 10-4 edge in the second. Marian, however, scored the only goal of the second while on the power play at 6:49.
Herring scored a power play goal five minutes and one second into the third period to regain the four-goal lead for the home team. Her team-high seventh score of the season was assisted by freshman Emily Wybo and junior Angie Chronis and pulled her to within four of Courtney DeHoey's program record 97 career points. Quintin closed out the scoring at 9:29 with junior Jenn Caldwell picking up the assist.
The home team outshot the Sabres 16-3 in the final 20 minutes and 37-11 in the game.
Forester sophomore goaltender Stacey Dierking recorded 10 saves and earned the victory.
Lake Forest will continue NCHA play next weekend with home games against UW-Eau Claire at 7:00 Friday night and 2:00 the following afternoon.