Foresters Complete Weekend Sweep, Defeat UW-Eau Claire 4-1
Freshman Morgan Pope (pictured) scored two goals and sophomore Maeve Connelly added her second game winner in as many games as the Lake Forest women's hockey team completed a weekend sweep of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a 4-1 win on Saturday at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
Trailing 1-0 after the first period, Lake Forest (6-2-1, 5-2-0 NCHA) tied the game at 4:54 of the second period on Pope's first goal of the game. Standing in front of the net with her back to the goal, Pope got the puck and had a wraparound shot that went into the right side of the net. Stephanie Slinde and Jessica Dare assisted on the goal.
Just 49 seconds into the third period, the Foresters took a 2-1 lead on Connelly's second game winner of the weekend. Lake Forest added insurance goals at 7:08 and 19:00 by Laura Reckdenwald and Pope to close out the scoring.
Reckdenwald scored on a scramble in front of the net while Pope tipped in her second goal off a screen and a shot from the blue line by Torey Crown.
Slinde also assisted on Pope's second goal of the game and finished with two assists.
Freshman goalie Jenna Brankin (pictured) made 29 saves and UW-Eau Claire goalie Mara Stormer stopped 30 of 34 shots.
Lake Forest, who has now won five straight, plays two non-conference games at Concordia-Moorhead on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26. Friday's game is at 6 p.m. and Saturday's game is at 3:45 p.m.