Bulldogs Advance to NCHA Slaats Cup Finals After Sweep of St. Scholastica

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College women's hockey team swept No. 4 seed St. Scholastica in the NCHA Slaats Cup Semifinals after a 4-0 win on Sunday at Arrington Ice Arena.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 4, St. Scholastica 0 - FINAL

Location: Adrian, Michigan (Arrington Ice Arena)

Records: Adrian (24-2-1, 1st seed), St. Scholastica (9-16-2, 4th seed)

FIRST PERIOD: SCORELESS

• Adrian edged St. Scholastica in faceoffs 9-7

• The Saints outshot the Bulldogs 8-6

• St. Scholastica went 0-for-2 in power plays; Adrian went 0-for-1

• Adrian had two great scoring chances: one from Kaylyn Schroka at the very beginning of the game that beat St. Scholastica goaltender, Lindsey Hartfiel, sailing over her right should and clanging off the post

• The second chance came when Adrian was shorthanded. Kristin Lewicki got the puck on a break away, but, Hartfiel read the play perfectly and made a glove save to keep the score knotted up at 0-0

SECOND PERIOD: BULLDOGS TAKE 1-0 LEAD

• Lewicki broke the dead lock with a goal, her 31st of the season, off the assist from Schroka and Sydney Smith with 9:48 left on the clock

• Adrian edged St. Scholastica in shots on goal for the period, 11-10, however the Saints were still ahead in the overall shot totals, 18-17

• Neither team was able to capitalize on the power play with the Bulldogs going 0-for-1 in the period, 0-for-2 for the whole game, and St. Scholastica going 0-for-3 in the period, 0-for-5 overall

THIRD PERIOD: ADRIAN SCORES THREE ADVANCES TO FINALS

• Lewicki scored her second goal of the game just 21 seconds into the third period to give the Bulldogs the 2-0 lead

Bailey Robertson scored her first goal of the season off assists from Kortney Diaz and Lexie Tzafaroglou in the final five minutes of the period

• The Saints would pull their goalie for the extra attacker with a little over 2:30 remaining the game leaving the net open for Sarah Shureb to score the empty net goal and all but guarantee the Adrian victory

THE OPPOSITION

• Hartfiel stopped 25 of 28 shots that she faced

• The Saints went 0-for-4 on the power play and had four penalties for the game

UP NEXT

• Adrian will host the No. 3 seed St. Norbert next Sunday for the NCHA Slaats Cup Finals at

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