Sabre women’s hockey forces overtime but falls to CUW 2-1 in series finale

January 25, 2021

Marian University women’s hockey (0-2-0, 0-0-0 NCHA) played their first home game of the season and were able to force overtime late but fell to Concordia Wisconsin by a 2-1 final.

After an offensive filled first period last night, neither squad could find the scoresheet in the first 20 minutes of the finale of the series.  The Falcons were able to find the back of the net first at the 10:32 mark of the second period for what proved to be the lone goal of the game heading into the final period.

With a player in the box on both sides, the Sabres were finally able to break through with five minutes left on the clock when freshman Hannah Cunha cleaned up a mess in front of the net for her third goal of the season.  Sophomore Jade Williams and senior Mary Clark each earned an assist on the play.

The Marian penalty kill would be called upon in the final two minutes to kill off a power play, which they were able to successfully do and force overtime.  The overtime wouldn’t last long, however, as the Falcons would bury a breakaway opportunity just 57 seconds in to secure the sweep.

In her first collegiate game, freshman Kayla Kolpitcke (0-1-0) made double-digit saves in each period to finish with 36 stops on the night.  She stopped all 13 shots she faced in the third period and helped lead the penalty kill unit to a perfect not holding the Falcons scoreless on six power play opportunities.

Marian opens another home-and-home series with the Falcons from Blue Line Friday, Feb. 5 for a 7 p.m. start.