Hamline News

November 12, 2011

Maskel Goal Gives Pipers Tie With Cardinals

Fortunately for the Hamline women's hockey team, history did not repeat itself. As they did Friday, the Pipers gave up a first period goal to St. Mary's. This time, however, Ashley Maskel responded with a nifty second period goal that lifted the Pipers to a 1-1 overtime tie at Drake Arena. Hamline now stands 1-2-1 overall, 0-1-1 in the MIAC.

Sarah Schneekloth kicked out 23 shots in the Piper goal. She was victimized for a first period goal but stiffened after that and was impossible to solve the rest of the way. It was still 1-0 midway in the second period when Maskel picked off an errant pass and whistled a shot in from the slot for her first goal of the season. Schneekloth had 11 saves and was particularly sharp in the frame as the Pipers killed off a pair of penalties.

HU nearly won it in the third period, firing 12 shots on goal to no avail. The Cardinals held a slight 2-1 edge in shot in the extra session but Hamline ended up with the edge for the game by a 27-23 margin.

The Pipers will play their first game at Warner Coliseum -- their regular home ice -- next Friday, November 18 against St. Olaf. Game time is 7:00 p.m. the team will face off in Northfield on Saturday night.

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