Saints report: CSS women’s hockey gets game and wins – Reuters Sports News
DULUTH — After a series of postponements due to COVID-19 protocols in recent weeks, St. Scholastica was able to get a game on Saturday and win it, beating St. Benedict 3-1 at Mars Lakeview Arena.
The teams canceled the first game of the two-game Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s hockey series due to COVID, but were able to play the second. Mariah Haedrich (Hermantown) opened the scoring midway through the game with a redirect. Rachel Anderson doubled the lead midway through the third period, and although the Bennies responded just 37 seconds later, Courtney Bloemke scored an insurance goal for CSS.
The Saints survived a late penalty and an extra striker situation but held on to move to 7-5-1, 4-2-1 in the MIAC.
Lori Huseby finished with 43 saves for CSS, including 19 in the third period.
The Saints will play a catch-up game against Wisconsin-River Falls on Wednesday at Mars Lakeview.
Saints close but denied victory
It was the closest they’ve come this season to entering the win column, but a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter was too much to overcome as St. Scholastica lost 64-60 to St. Benedict during the MIAC game in St. Joseph, Minnesota on Saturday.
CSS, who trailed 49-45 after three quarters, went five minutes without scoring to start the fourth period, but went from 58-45 to less than a possession in the final minute of the game, but a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left made the Bennies’ lead insurmountable.
Miranda Broberg scored 15 points to lead the Saints (0-15, 0-13 MIAC), whose offensive production was their best in the league this season. Liz Frase added 12 points off the bench.
Madison Doran led CSB with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
CSS welcomes Sainte-Catherine on Wednesday.
The second half escapes the Saints
It was tied 36-36 at halftime, but the game eluded St. Scholastica in the second half of MIAC’s 83-62 loss to St. John’s on Saturday in Collegeville, Minnesota.
The Saints’ shooting percentage went from 54% in the first half to 38% in the second, while the Johnnies went from 52% to a blazing 65% after the break. Also, St. John’s had seven threes in the second half, and CSS had none.
Ryan Thissen finished with 20 points for St. John’s to lead all scorers, while Kooper Vaughn added 18, all on treys.
Jack Silgen scored 18 points to lead the Saints (2-14, 1-11 MIAC), who will travel to play Northwestern on Wednesday at St. Paul.