Pointers sink Sabre women’s hockey in third period

January 18, 2018

Marian University women’s hockey (4-11-0, 3-5-0 NCHA) played UW-Stevens Point to a 1-1 tie after two periods but the Pointers would net a pair of goals in the final period to defeat Marian 3-1.

Just 3:03 after UW-Stevens Point netted the first goal of the game, the Sabres netted the equalizer at the 16:50 mark of the second period.  Freshman Calle Bye would send a shot from the right circle that was initially saved but sophomore Morgan Bolin was right there to corral the rebound and score her fifth goal of the season.

The Pointers then scored at the 3:18 mark of the third and with just under five minutes left in regulation to earn the non-conference win.

The first period proved to be the best offensive period for the Sabres where they had 10 shots.  The Pointers closed out the game with a 38-23 advantage in shots with freshman Lindsay Lewison (1-1-0) making 35 saves in her second career start.  The Sabre penalty kill held the Pointers scoreless on four power play opportunities.

Freshman Maegan Shuck led the offense with a team-high four shots, while junior Hailey Miller went 8-4 in the faceoff circle and senior Paige Johnson had a 10-6 record.

Marian returns to NCHA action when they host St. Norbert Friday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. to kick off a hockey doubleheader.