Green Knights Top St. Scholastica
From Sports Information Director, February 22, 2014 | Women's Hockey
by Dan Lukes, firstname.lastname@example.org, (920) 403-4077
DE PERE - St. Norbert College closed out its regular season in fine fashion with a hard-fought 2-1 win over College of St. Scholastica at Resch Olympic Pavilion.
The Green Knights (17-6-3, 11-5-1 NCHA) finished in third place in the NCHA and also played spoiler to St. Scholastica's regular-season title hopes. St. Norbert will host Marian University at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 in a first-round game in the NCHA Slaats Cup Playoffs at the Resch Olympic Pavilion.
St. Scholastica (16-7-3, 12-4-2) got the early jump when Nikki Logergren scored 25 seconds into the game, but the Saints would not score again. St. Norbert tied the game on Andrea Senne's seventh goal of the season, coming at 18:46 of the period.
Following a scoreless second period, the game remained deadlocked until Jillian Kosteck finished a backhand at 15:14 for her second goal of the season.
The Saints were only able to get 20 seconds of extra-attacker time at the end of the game, and Kosteck's goal stood up as the game-winner.
St. Scholastica outshot St. Norbert 42-32. Kaley Gibson made 41 saves for the Green Knights, while Lindsey Hartfiel made 30 saves for St. Scholastica. The Saints were 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Green Knights were 0-for-2.