After some tough games against St. Thomas, the women’s hockey team earned a 4-2 victory over Hamline on Friday, Jan. 22, on home ice. The game went back and forth with both teams answering goals until the Cardinals pulled ahead with a two-goal lead that won them the game.
Saint Mary’s first goal came early in the first period, when McKenna Parent put the Cardinals on the scoreboard. The Hamline Pipers put one in the net shortly after, returning the score to a tie. A few minutes later, Kassie Lien snagged a goal to put the Cardinals back in the lead with the help of Kayla Pierson and Rory Petrisin.
The second period saw a goal for the Pipers around the halfway point, with a penalty for both teams coming shortly after the goal. With minutes left in the second, the Cardinal’s Kassie Lien earned her second goal of the evening with an assist from Kayla Pierson. The second period closed with Saint Mary’s once again leading the game.
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A string of penalties for both teams filled the third period until Molly Abraham scored a goal, assisted by Lindsay Paschke, in the last five minutes of the game. The Cardinals played out the last few minutes with a two-goal lead, taking home a 4-2 win.
The game was a nice change from recent losses. Freshman player Maddy Wallraff noted that the team played well in their Friday night game. “We finally started to capitalize on our opportunities,” she said.
On Saturday, the Cardinals played the Pipers again on Hamline ice. The game was closer than the first match-up, ending with a 2-1 loss in overtime.