ST. JOSEPH, Min. (SabreAthletics.com) – The Marian University women's hockey team drop their season opener, 3-1, while visiting St. Benedict this afternoon, Oct. 27.
Going into the third period, the Sabres would find themselves down two goals, but a goal by Amanda Waigand in the 6:52 mark would cut the deficit in half. Less than two minutes later, the Blazers would add an insurance goal at the 8:08 mark to secure the win.
Marian drops to 0-1-0, while St. Benedict improves to 1-0-0 after the season opener.
After an evenly matched first period, Marian fell behind as Ashley Olson would net a goal, assisted by Catherine Pollock and Christine Brodersern, to put the Blazers ahead in the second period at the 4:52 mark. The Sabres would withstand a power-play later in the period to keep the game within reach.
Early in the third period, Marian would go on a power-play at the 3:07 mark to try and even the score, but Blazer Megan Brettingen would score for St. Benedict short-handed, making it a 2-0 score. Marian wouldn't let up though, as Amanda Waigand put the Sabres on the board netting a goal at the 6:56 mark of the period.
Less than two minutes later, the Blazers would add an insurance goal at the 8:08 mark with a goal by Megan Brettingen. The Blazer defense would tighten up as the Sabres would only get off one shot for the remainder of the period.
Sabre goalie, Amanda Alexander kept busy in the net as she faced 27 shots from the Blazers, saving 24 as opposed to 10 shots from the Sabres.
Head Coach Jamie Kivi and her team look for their first win of the season in their next match as they visit Augsburg Nov. 2. Game time is slated for 4:30 p.m.