LAKE FOREST, Ill. (SabreAthletics.com) – The Marian University women's hockey team dropped their first game of the two-game road series against Lake Forest College this evening, Dec. 1, losing 5-2 at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
The Foresters used a three-goal flurry in the third period to secure the win over the Sabres for their first NCHA conference win.Amanda Waigand put the Sabres on the board in the second period, while Kelly Leslie added another goal in the third period, but the Foresters proved too much to handle in the end.
Lake Forest improved to 2-1-3 overall, 1-0-3 in the NCHA with the win, while Marian dropped to 3-4-1 (2-2-1 NCHA) with the loss.
Sabre goalie, Ali Glazer, started her second game of the year and made a career-high 44 saves in the contest as Lake Forest out-shot Marian 49-16. Glazer made a total of 33 saves in the first two periods, besting her save total from her start against Augsburg College.
At the 9:35 mark of the first period, Forester, Torey Crown, put the Foresters on the board with a goal assisted by Michelle Greeneway. The Foresters added another goal four minutes later while taking advantage of a power-play opportunity. Sophie Schieldt was called for hooking, and 26 seconds later, Greeneway added to her point total by netting a goal with a player advantage. Glazer faced 21 shots alone in the first period.
Heading into the second period, Lake Forest continued their offensive dominance getting off shot after shot. Waigand quieted the Foresters down momentarily, scoring at the 13:03 mark. Later in the period, opportunity knocked for Marian to tie the game with a power-play opportunity, but the Sabres were only able to get off two shots.
In the closing period, Marian managed to score at the 9:30 mark with a goal by Kelly Leslie, assisted by Kristin Skubic and Schieldt, but two goals prior in the same period by the Foresters made it difficult for any kind of comeback. The Foresters continued their offensive prowess, scoring at the 14:25 mark by Erin Shamley and assisted by Melissa Pauluch. In the third period alone, Marian managed only three shots on goal.
In less than 24 hours, Marian will finish the two-game series with Lake Forest in hopes of tying the series up. Puck is set to drop tomorrow, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.