Sabres Clipped by Falcons, 1-0
MEQUON, Wis. (SabreAthletics.com) - The Marian University women's hockey team fell for the second time in as many nights, this evening, Jan. 19 to Concordia Wisconsin, 1-0 at the Ozaukee Ice Center.
The only goal in the game came late in the first period for the Falcons after a Sabre penalty of having too many skaters on the ice. Falcon goalie, Jennifer DeGeorge shut out the Sabres and stopped all 16 shots she faced.
Concordia Wisconsin improved to 4-11-3 overall and 4-7-2 in NCHA play with the win. In the tough loss, Marian dropped to 3-11-2 overall (2-7-2 NCHA).
At the 3:07 mark of the first period, Sara Cole took advantage of the power-play opportunity to put the Falcons on board first. The power play came off a Sabre miscue when the Sabres were caught with too many skaters on the ice.
Marian had three opportunities to score while having the man advantage, but were unable to convert. Marian went 0-for-4 in power-play chances while Concordia went 1-for-5. At the 11:46 mark in the second period, Marian's best chance to score came when Alexis Mauchaga was serving a penalty, and the Sabres got off four consecutive shots on goal. DeGeroge, however, withstood the Sabre offensive attack.
Amanda Alexander helped her team remain within striking distance in the third period, saving all 10 shots she faced, but DeGeorge was poised on keeping the shutout. The Sabres tallied seven shots on the period, but failed to convert.
Marian looks to rebound in their next two-game series as they visit the University of Wisconsin - Superior starting Friday, Jan. 25. Game begins at 7:00 p.m.