Green Knights Surge Late to Top Marian

From Sports Information Director, February 1, 2014 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

FOND DU LAC - St. Norbert College swept the regular-season series with Marian University with a 3-1 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association win at Blue Line Ice Center.

The Green Knights (14-5-2, 9-4-1 NCHA) topped the Sabres (4-13-1, 3-8) for the third time in nine days to take all three meetings this season. St. Norbert, with 19 points, is one point behind the NCHA tri-leaders of Adrian College, Lake Forest College and College of St. Scholastica with four games remaining. The Green Knights have a game remaining with each of those three opponents.

St. Norbert was able to extend its unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1) with a pair of third-period goals to snap a 1-1 tie. Laurel Hill scored 15 seconds into the third period off an assist from Zoe Kurth. The Green Knights tallied an insurance goal at 6:59 when Kurth scored off assists from Megan Crandell and Stephanie Slinde.

Slinde gave the Green Knights a 1-0 lead when she scored a power-play goal at the 13:52 mark with Hill and Myranda Hayes assisting. Marian's Amanda Reimann scored at 15:43 to bring the Sabres back to 1-1.

St. Norbert outshot Marian 38-20, including 33-11 in the final two periods. The Green Knights were 1-for-2 on the power play, while the Sabres were 1-for-5.

Kaley Gibson made 19 saves for St. Norbert, while Ali Glazer turned away 35 shots for Marian.