ASHLAND, Wis. - The Adrian College women's hockey team suffered its first loss of the 2017-18 season as Northland upset the No. 2 Bulldogs 3-2 in overtime. Adrian rallied back, scoring twice in the third period to force overtime. Jacqueline White scored the tying goal to get Adrian back into the game and force overtime.
Final Score: Northland 3, Adrian 2 - Final/OT
Location: Ashland, Wisconsin
Records: Northland (2-2, 1-1 NCHA), Adrian (3-1, 1-1 NCHA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Samantha Scott put the Lumberjills ahead at the 9:35 mark of the opening period when she scored off an assist from Robyn Matula. The score would remain 1-0 in favor of Northland through the first period.
Amanda Abounader gave the Jills a 2-0 cushion when she scored on the power play off an assist from Kylie Fahmer with just over 10 minutes remaining in the second period.
Down 2-0 in the third, the Bulldogs increased the pressure and were finally able to put the puck in the net at 6:55 of the final period of regulation. Brianna Buchanan scored to cut the Northland lead in half off assists from Tory Harshman and Kortney Diaz. Jacqueline White tied the game at 12:55 of the third, tying the game on a Bulldog power play. She was assisted on the goal by Kelly O'Sullivan and Olivia Fox.
Allyson Reilly was the hero for the Lumberjills as she scored the game-winner just 41 seconds into the overtime period to give Northland the 3-2 win.
• Buchanan and White were the goal scorers for Adrian. Buchanan's goal was her first of the season; White scored her third of the year in the game.
• Harshman (2 assists this season), Diaz (1st assist of season), O'Sullivan (4th), and Fox (1st) each tallied one assist in the losing effort.
• Scott, Abounader, and Reilly each scored a goal for Northland.
• Gabby Suhr made 64 saves in the game (.970 SV%) to propel the Jills to the win.
With the win, Northland snaps a 32-game regular season conference unbeaten streak dating all the way back to 2015.
Adrian will travel to face Trine on Friday, November 10. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., ET.