Hamline News

Wildcats use strong first period to defeat Pipers

Anna Sombrio (Fy., Buffalo, Minn.) scored the first tally at 1:48 in the opening frame. St. Catherine then scored a trio of power play goals, the first at 13:26 by Kayla Clafton (So., Grand Rapids, Mich.) and the second at 14:22 by Aryn Ball (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.).

The third power play goal ended the period with a 4-0 Wildcats lead as Kelsey Abrahamson (So., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) scored at 17:24.

Abrahamson’s second goal of the game was an even strength score for 5-0 St. Catherine’s lead at 13:01 in the second.

The Pipers ended the shutout at 1:42 in the third as Seanna Robinson (So, Winnipeg, Manitoba) scored a power play goal just 14 seconds after the start of Hamline’s skater advantage. Haley Johnson (Fy., Bemidji, Minn.) and Erin Kastner (So., Faribault, Minn.) were credited with the assists.

Hamline received 1:16 of a 5-on-3 skating advantage and used it to score at 15:54, exactly one minute after the second penalty. Johnson put the puck in the net on assists from Jessica Kraus (So., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) and Robinson. The goal left the Wildcats up 5-2.

Hamline ends the game with a 2-5-1, 0-4-1 MIAC record following the conference loss while St. Catherine is now 6-1-0, 4-1-0 MIAC. The same two teams will meet again tomorrow, Saturday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota.