St. Olaf falls at No. 7 UW-River Falls

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. – Senior Xandi Swedberg and sophomore Mary Kate Eiden scored for the St. Olaf College women's hockey team in a 7-2 loss at No. 7 UW-River Falls on Tuesday evening at Hunt Arena.

St. Olaf (0-6-1) took an early lead on Swedberg's goal at 6:09 of the opening period and was tied with nationally-ranked UW-River Falls (7-1-0) after one period, 1-1, before the Falcons scored four times in the second period on their way to the victory. Eiden added her team-high third goal of the season for the Oles midway through the third period.

Haley Nielsen and Reilly Springman each scored a pair of goals for UW-River Falls, which outshot St. Olaf by a 58-18 margin in the game. Senior Mae Moris made 23 saves for the Oles, first year Grace Boswell-Healey had 22 stops in her first collegiate game and sophomore Kaitlyn Pellicci added six saves.

Swedberg put the Oles on top 1-0 inside the first seven minutes of the game, scoring off an assist from classmate Kalli McCullen at 6:09. Swedberg's goal was her team-leading fourth point of the season. The Falcons responded on a Callie Hoff goal at 13:26 of the opening period to tie the game after one.

Nielsen scored just 33 seconds into the second period and added another 6:04 later for UW-River Falls to start the hosts' four-goal second period. Springman and Alyson Niebur added goals less than three minutes apart later in the period to give the Falcons a 5-1 lead after 40 minutes.

With St. Olaf trailing 6-1 midway through the third, Eiden scored unassisted at 9:32 of the period for the Oles' second goal of the game. Springman completed the scoring with her second of the night with less than two minutes remaining for the Falcons.

UW-River Falls killed off all six of its penalties in the game and was 1-for-3 on the power play. Sami Miller made 16 saves to pick up the victory for the Falcons.

After the holiday break, St. Olaf begins a four-game homestand against Concordia College (Minn.) on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Northfield Ice Arena.

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