GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota came out of winter break in non-convference action against Syracuse University. By the final buzzer on Sunday afternoon UND earned a split on the weekend.
It took the first 20 minutes of Saturdays's game for North Dakota to work out the rust from break. With tired 'Cuse players on the ice, Gracen Hirshy scored the first goal of the game.
During the second period UND was able to hold the Orange to four shots on goal. North Dakota maintained the lead and dictate the majority of play for the remainder of the game.
Former Warroad Warriors teammates Layla Marvin and Kayla Gardner both found the scoresheet. This included a two-goal game for Marvin who potted an empty net goal with under a minute remaining in the game.
North Dakota got off to a strong start on Sunday, but ended the first period with a one-goal deficit when The Orange scored on the power play at the 6:42 mark. There were no shortage of chances in the form of odd-player rushes and open nets, but UND was never able to capitalize.
The lone goal for North Dakota came after they were able to tire Syracuse after a power play in the second. As time dwindled on the clock during the third period the pressure mounted. "Kids started gripping their sticks and it was brutal," head coach Brian Idalski said.
North Dakota will resume WCHA conference play when they meet with the WCHA third-ranked, Ohio State Buckeyes this coming weekend. OSU left the weekend with a sweep over the St. Cloud State Huskies.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Saturday, February 16, 2013
UND Forward Lines
3 Michelle Karvinen (A) –63 Josefine Jakobsen—91 Ashley Furia
15 Megan Gilbert –51 Becca Kohler –13 Layla Marvin
6 Allison Parizek – 2 Mary Loken – 11 Shannon Kaiser
UND Defense Pairings
4 Sam LaShomb – 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
22 Tanja Esenschmid – 8 Samantha Hanson
7 Jordan Slavin – 16 Tori Williams
1 –Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin
OSU Buckeye Forward lines
23 – Tina Hollowell (A) – 15 Minttu Tuominen (A) – 25 Paige Semenza (A)
19 Danielle Gagne – 6 Taylor Kuehl –4 Ally Tarr
12 Hokey Langan (C) – 7 Kayla Sullivan – 17 Julia McKinnon
(No Forward)—16 Melani Moylan—16 Melani Moylan
OSU Buckeye Defense Pairings
20 Kari Schmitt –22 Sara Schmitt
27 Annie Svedin – 14 Becky Allis
9 Bryanna Neuwald – 10 Kara Gust
2 Cara Zubko
OSU Buckeye goalies
31 – Chelsea Knapp
39 – Stacy Danczak
- UND Women Run OSU Out of the Building (insidehockey.com)