Late Charge Forges Tie With Lake Forest

From Sports Information Director, November 8, 2013 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College scored twice in the final eight minutes of regulation to force overtime and end up with a 3-3 tie with Lake Forest College in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association game at Resch Olympic Pavilion.

The Green Knights (2-0-1, 0-0-1 NCHA) trailed 3-1 midway through the period before mounting their rally. Zoe Kurth scored unassisted at the 12:04 mark of the third period to draw St. Norbert to within 3-2. St. Norbert then pulled goaltender Kaley Gibson with 1:20 remaining, and with 1:00 minute left in regulation Rachel Koppang banged home her fourth goal of the season on an extra-attacker score.

St. Norbert took the 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Ali Parker at the 2:11 mark of the second period, with Koppang assisting. Michelle Greeneway drew Lake Forest (1-1-1, 1-1-1 NCHA) even with a power-play goal at 6:40, and the Foresters took a 2-1 lead on a power-play goal by Erin Shamley at 12:24.

Greeneway's power-play goal at 8:41 of the third period put the Foresters ahead 3-1 before St. Norbert mounted its comeback.

Lake Forest outshot St. Norbert 48-34, including 8-1 in overtime. The Foresters were 3-for-7 on the power play, while St. Norbert was 1-for-6. Each team had a power-play chance in overtime.

Gibson made 45 saves for St. Norbert, while Casey Hartfiel turned away 31 shots for the Foresters.