Furious Rally Late Gives St. Norbert Win Over No. 9 Adrian

From Sports Information Director, December 8, 2012 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College scored late in regulation and overtime to fuel a 3-2 overtime win over Adrian College in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Resch Olympic Pavilion.

The Green Knights (4-4-2, 3-4-1 NCHA) got an extra-attacker goal with 27 seconds left in regulation, and the game-winning goal with nine seconds remaining in overtime to stun the Bulldogs (10-3, 7-3), ranked No. 9 in the USCHO.com Division III Poll.

Adrian led 2-1 before the Green Knights tallied the equalizer at 19:33 of the third period, when Isabell Lindstrom connected on a extra-attacker power-play score for her first collegiate goal.

The Green Knights' chances of a win looked bleak when Andrea Senne was whistled for a minor boarding penalty at 2:35. Soon after the penalty expired, Karissa Anderson put a shot on Adrian goaltender Brittany Zeches, and Senne was there to knock home the rebound at 4:51 of overtime.

Following a scoreless first period, Adrian drew first blood when Kelsey Kusch scored at 7:30. Zoe Kurth followed at 11:22 of the second with an unassisted goal for her fourth of the season. Alix Vallee put Adrian ahead with a power-play goal at 9:28 of the third period.

St. Norbert outshot Adrian 46-27, and both teams were 1-for-4 on the power play. Kaley Gibson finished with 25 saves, while Zeches made 43 stops for the Bulldogs.