Marian women’s hockey secures sweep of Lawrence with 6-2 win

February 22, 2021

Marian University women’s hockey (2-5-0, 2-2-0 NCHA) defeated Lawrence 6-2 at home to sweep the Vikings.

The Sabres had a slow start just like in the first game of the series allowing the Vikings to score the first two goals of the game, one on the power play.  Marian would build momentum going into the second period when senior Maegan Shuck scored her second goal of the season with assists to sophomore Briahna Bryant and freshman Breanna Pfaff with just 32 seconds left in the period.

Marian then opened the scoring in the second period with a power-play tally from freshman Hannah Cunha at the 12:24 mark, her sixth of the year.  Sophomore Jade Williams and senior Hannah Koniar each assisted the goal that put the score at 2-2.  Sophomore McKenna Krosch scored her first goal of the season while the Sabres were on the penalty kill, assist to senior Mary Clark, for what eventually proved to be the game-winner.  This score gave Marian a 3-2 edge heading into the final period.

The Sabres were able to score three power-play goals in the final period to put away the Vikings. Freshman Jenna Grosdider scored the first one, her fourth of the season, with assists to Cunha and freshman Mackenzie Rosin.  In her first weekend back in action, sophomore Brooke Anderson scored her first goal of the season just 1:30 after Grosdider with an assist to sophomore Ally Pairolero.  Cunha then closed out the scoring with her second power-play goal of the game with 1:41 left to play with assists to Grosdidier and Krosch.

Marian finished with a 53-26 advantage in shots for the game and went 4-5 (.800) on the power play in the win.  Senior Lindsay Lewison (2-3-0) earned the victory in net making 24 saves including stops on the final 18 shots she faced.

Marian opens a home-and-home with St. Scholastica at Blue Line Friday, Feb. 26 for a 7 p.m. puck drop.