St. Norbert Charges Back to Top Concordia

From Sports Information Director, December 6, 2013 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MEQUON - St. Norbert College forged a third-period rally for the second consecutive game as the Green Knights earned a 4-3 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association win over Concordia University Wisconsin at Ozaukee Ice Center.

The Green Knights (5-3-1, 3-3-1 NCHA) trailed 3-1 in the second period and 3-2 at the end of 40 minutes. St. Norbert, which also trailed after the second period in its 2-1 win over Adrian on Nov. 23, scored twice in the final five minutes of the game to pull out the win.

Things looked bleak for St. Norbert when the Falcons' Katherine Pauletti snapped a 1-1 tie with unassisted goals at 3:02 and 8:55 of the second period. The Green Knights answered with a power-play goal at the 18:07 mark by Ali Parker, her sixth overall marker of the year.

The Green Knights continued to trail 3-2 until Lauren Roethlisberger tied the game with 4:39 remaining in regulation time. With 3:08 left, Concordia's Emily Heckendorf was called for hooking. Katie Conlon then banged home the power-play goal with 2:37 left for the eventual game-winning goal. Concordia had an extra attacker out for the final 1:02, but couldn't register the equalizer.

Concordia (4-4, 3-3) scored first to take a 1-0 lead 4:00 into the game on a goal by Brittany Sticha, but Zoe Kurth knotted the game at 1-1 at 14:18 of the first.

Parker finished with two assists for a three-point game, while Roethlisberger added a helper for a two-point outing.

St. Norbert was 2-for-2 on the power play, while Concordia was 1-for-2. Katie Aluia made 14 saves for the Green Knights, while Jennifer DeGeorge totaled 27 stops for the Falcons.