DULUTH, Minn. – The Adrian College women's hockey team stayed unbeaten in the month of November on Saturday, Nov. 17, beating St. Scholastica 4-3 to pick up its third consecutive sweep.
Final Score: No. 6 Adrian 4, St. Scholastica 3
Location: Duluth, Minn. (Mars Lakeview Arena)
Records: Adrian 7-1 (5-0 NCHA), St. Scholastica 5-2-1 (4-2 NCHA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Adrian opened the scoring yet again, as senior defenseman Shelly Czarnowczan notched her second goal of the season just under eight minutes into the game after receiving a pass from senior captain Tory Harshman. St. Scholastica would have an answer in the first, tying the game with just under six minutes to play to send the game into the break 1-1.
The Bulldogs would retake the lead seven minutes into the second period when Harshman scored a goal of her own after being fed the puck by junior defenseman Rylee Bates and fellow junior Jacquelin White. The Saints would have a response again, scoring just over a minute later to tie the game once again.
Continuing the theme, AC would take the lead again, this time with just under nine minutes to play in the middle frame. Freshman forward Kenzie D'Ascenzo scored her second goal in as many games to give Adrian a 3-2 advantage. Fellow freshmen Annalise Andrews and Maya Tupper picked up assists on D'Ascenzo's tally. Unlike the previous goals, the Bulldogs were able to build their lead this time, as sophomore forward Neyesa Miller scored an unassisted goal with just over five minutes remaining to double the lead at 4-2 heading into the second intermission.
The Black and Gold would give up a power play goal with eight minutes remaining to make it 4-3 but would not surrender the lead a third time and held on to win.
• Czarnowczan, harshman, D'Ascenzo, and Miller all scored for the Bulldogs.
• Harshman, Bates, White, Andrews, and Tupper all tallied assists.
• Sophomore goaltender Kate Turner made 22 saves in the win.
• Amber Tilander, Taylor Thompson, and Kayla Kasel scored for St. Scholastica.
• Kassidy Westrom, Kennedy Houge, Rachel Anderson, Alexia Klass, and Thompson picked up assists for the Saints, with Anderson notching two helpers.
• Lexi Thomeczek made 28 saves in the loss.
The Bulldogs travel to Middlebury, Vt. for the Panther/Cardinal Classic over Thanksgiving weekend, playing Plattsburgh St. on Saturday, Nov. 24 and either Middlebury or Elmira on Sunday. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday.
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