HANCOCK, Mich. – Marian University women’s hockey (3-5-1, 2-3-1 NCHA) won their third straight game defeating Finlandia 4-3 to secure a sweep of the Lions.
The Sabres started strong scoring a pair of goals in the opening period with junior Mary Clark scoring her second goal of the season at the 6:10 mark to open the scoring. Freshman Jade Williams earned an assist on the tally. Freshman Briahna Bryant then scored her first collegiate goal at the 16:24 mark with an assist to fellow freshman McKenna Krosch.
Finlandia answered in the second period evening the score with one of their scores coming on the power play. Marian was able to retake the lead at the 10:28 mark of the third period when freshman Brooke Anderson lit the lamp without an assist for the first time in her career.
With an extra attacker on the ice, Finlandia would manage to tie the game with just 24 seconds remaining in regulation. Marian quickly put together a response when Bolin created a breakaway opportunity and Clark was able to put away the rebound with only six seconds remaining. The goal was her second of the game, third of the season, and gave Marian the road sweep.
Marian outshot the Lions in all three periods finishing with a 37-27 edge. Clark and Bolin each had five shots to lead the Sabres. In goal, senior Maggie Cusey (2-2-1) made eight saves in all three periods to finish with 24 stops and earn the win.
Marian opens the second half of the season at Augsburg Saturday, Jan. 4 for a 4 p.m. puck drop in non-conference action.