The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team opened its season with a non-conference series sweep over the Hamline Pipers.
The Yellowjackets won 6-1 Friday night and 4-1 Saturday afternoon. Both games were played at the Vandais Heights (Minn.) Sports Complex.
UWS put 42 shots on Hamline goaltender Caitlin Nosanov on Saturday.
Kerry Mayhew, a junior forward from Littleton, Colo., scored twice and Kaiti Graham and Kerry Mayhew had a goal each for UWS.
Mayhew was a Division I transfer from the University of Maine who scored eight goals and had a team-leading 22 assists last year for UWS.
First Period: 1. UWS, Kaiti Graham (Sheryl Kaskiw, Kerry Mayhew), 18:43.
Second Period: No scoring.
Third Period: 2. UWS, Mayhew 3 (Jane Astrup, Dani Schultz), 3:25. 3. H, Haleigh Bolton (Megan Campbell, Nina Chase), 8:21 (pp). 4. UWS, Dani Schultz (Lynne Larson), 14:10. 5. Mayhew (Schultz, Chelsey Wierschern), 19:11.
Saves: Shanley Peters, UWS 5-3-4—12. Caitlin Nosanov, H 15-13-14—42.
‘Jackets 6, Pipers 1
The Yellowjackets set the tone early with Bailey Lane and Ashley Birdsall scoring within 12 seconds of each other in the opening minute of the game.
First Period: 1. UWS, Bailey Lane (Alison Shrift), :44. 2. UWS, Ashley Birdsall (Schrift, Graham), :56.
Second Period: 3. H, Jordan Verleye (Ashley Maskel, Chelsea Koehn), 4:03; 4. UWS, Mayhew 1 (Schultz Shrift) , 4:48. 5. UWS, Mayhew 2 (Graham, Schultz), 12:07. 6. UWS, Mara Teschendorf (Graham, Kaskiw), 15:55.
Third Period: 7. UWS, Karen Larson (Kelsey Firkus), 9:24.
Saves: Shanley Peters, UWS 6-2-11—19. Sarah Schneekloth, H 13-11-10—34.