Women's Hockey Drops First Conference Game of the Season to Lake Forest

Photo by Mike Dickie
Photo by Mike Dickie

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The fourth-ranked Adrian College women's hockey team lost its first conference game of the year on Friday, Jan. 25 with a 2-0 road decision to Lake Forest College.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Lake Forest 2, #4 Adrian 0

Location: Lake Forest, Ill. (Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse)

Records: Adrian 14-4 (10-1 NCHA), Lake Forest 10-4-4 (7-1-3 NCHA)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Two goals in the middle of the second period would be the difference in the game as the Bulldogs were unable to find the back of the net in the game for just the second time this year. Lake Forest opened the game's scoring 6:26 into the second stanza, which would prove to be the only goal it needed. The Foresters would get an insurance goal three minutes later, with the last goal of the game coming with 10:20 remaining in the second as the defenses locked down the game the rest of the way.

It was a low-event game compared to what Adrian is used to this year as there were only 40 shots taken between the two teams, with the Black and Gold holding a 21-19 advantage. AC's nine shots in the second were the most for any team in a period as neither team could hit double digit shots in one period.

The loss is Adrian's first regulation conference loss since the 2015-18 season when the Bulldogs lost to Lake Forest 6-2 early in the season. That was a top-10 matchup as the Black and Gold were No. 2 and the Foresters were No. 10. This was only Adrian's third conference loss in the last five seasons (including this season). The Bulldogs are now 75-3-5 in NCHA play since the start of the 2014-15 season and hold a 136-28-13 record in conference play for the program's history.

TOP DOGS

• Junior defenseman Kelly O'Sullivan and freshman forward Jessica VonRuden led the team in shots with three each.

• Sophomore Kate Turner and freshman Denisa Jandova split time in net, with Turner being the goalie of record.

THE OPPOSITION

• Lexi Morgan and Grace Black scored for Lake Forest with Abigail Tucci and Julia Unterseher picking up assists.

• Jacque Rogers made 21 saves for the shutout.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs will look for the split with the Foresters tomorrow on Saturday, Jan. 26. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.

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