All things considered, it was quite an afternoon for the Hamline women's hockey team. The Pipers defeated St. Benedict, 4-3, in St. Cloud for their fourth straight MIAC win -- the first time in school history this has occurred in the 12-year history of the program. Corinne Henning had two goals and an assist and Haley Johnson scored the other two goals as Hamline moved over the .500 mark in overall play with an 8-7-1 standard. Their 4-5-1 MIAC mark keep them just one win behind St. Thomas for the fifth and final playoff spot.
Hamline has now lost just once in its last nine games.
The Pipers outshot the Blazers, 14-8, in the first period but left the ice down 2-1. The second period was a reverse of the first. The Blazers held the upper hand in shots, 16-10 but the Pipers scored two of the three goals in the period, which ended in a 3-all tie. Henning then broke the tie at 5:41 of the third period with the game winning tally. Sarah Schneekloth then handled all 14 shots faced in the final stanza to earn the win in goal. Schneekloth finished with 35 saves for the game.
The Pipers' winning ways will now be subject to a big test next weekend. First place Gustavus Adolphus, currently rated No. 4 in the country with a 14-0-2 mark, invades Warner Coliseum Friday night for a 7:00 p.m. game. The teams have a 2:00 p.m. rematch set for the next afternoon in St. Peter.
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