Yellowjacket women upset GustavusOn Tuesday, the University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team hosted the No. 3 ranked women’s team in the nation: Gustavus Adolphus College. UWS was not ranked in the latest Division III poll, but the Yellowjackets held their ground at Wessman Arena and pull off the 3-2 victory.
On Tuesday, the University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team hosted the No. 3 ranked women’s team in the nation: Gustavus Adolphus College. UWS was not ranked in the latest Division III poll, but the Yellowjackets held their ground at Wessman Arena and pull off the 3-2 victory.
After two periods, the score was tied 2-2. UWS had been up 2-0 after a pair of power-play goals in the first and second periods, but the Gusties came back with two goals of their own 10 minutes apart in the second.
In the third, UWS freshman Chelsey Wierschem scored the game-winning goal, assisted by former Spartans Ashlee Olson and Ashley Martin.
With the win, UWS now holds a 2-2-1 overall record.
The UWS women split a pair of games with Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) Friday and Saturday. The Yellowjackets took the opener 3-2 on Friday and then fell 2-1 in Saturday’s afternoon match.
Becca Kent, a former Concordia Cobber now playing for the Yellowjackets, scored the first goal for UWS Friday night just more than one minute into the game. UWS extended its lead to 3-0 in the second period on a pair of short-handed goals.
Jessica Tyra scored the first of the Yellowjackets’ second-period goals at 16:51, with an assist from Lindsey LeGree. Less than seven minutes later, Shana Katz made an unassisted goal, which turned out to be the game-winner.
Concordia started off the third period with a power-play goal and then cut the Yellowjackets’ lead to one with about 10 minutes to play, but UWS held on for the 3-2 victory. Melissa Kunzelman had 38 saves in goal to earn the win.
Saturday Kent again got UWS off to a fast start against her former team. The sophomore forward scored unassisted at 16:45 in the first period, but the Yellowjackets then went silent on offense.
Concordia scored one goal in the second and another in the third period, despite being outshot 31-25 in the final two periods.
Kunzelman had 36 saves in the loss, and Concordia goaltender Desiree Goret stopped 42 shots for the win.