Alleah Pac (Fy., Federal Way, Wash.) tallied her first collegiate goal and Hamline’s first at home in 2009 with an unassisted score at 33:36. Her goal would be the only stoppage in play during the opening 45 minutes of the game.
The Pipers then went on the attack in the second half, putting the ball in the net three more times. Kelsey Caracciolo (Fy., Belgrade, Mont.) scored her second goal of the year off of a throw-in from Karie Mees (South St. Paul, Minn.). The goal at 57:48 put Hamline up 2-0.
The lead doubled when senior Kelly Kunowksi (Milwaukee, Wis.) fed Ellen Sackrison (Fy., Saint Louis Park, Minn.) the ball in the box twice within a minute. Sackrison’s goals at 81:15 and 82:25 put her season total at three.
Liz Stock (So., Savage, Minn.) was the Pipers’ keeper of record, playing the first half in net and making two saves. Katie Gardner (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) held onto the shutout by stopping one shot on goal while in net during the second half.
The Pipers out-shot the Storm, 25-6, and had nine shots on goal to Crown’s three.
With the non-conference win, the Pipers move to 1-2-0 overall on the season. They will next play at UW-River Falls on Wednesday, September 9, at 5:00 p.m.
To hear post-game thoughts from Pac, Caracciolo, Sackrison, Kunowski, and head coach Ted Zingman, click here.