No. 7 UW-River Falls Defeats Lake Forest, 5-1
|Wis.-River Falls (12-1-1, 10-1-0 NCHA)||3||2||0||5|
|Lake Forest (9-5-1, 8-3-0 NCHA)||0||1||0||1|
|1st - 11:19||Brook Story (Wis.-River Falls)|
|1st - 15:56||PP - Katie Flanagan (Wis.-River Falls)|
|1st - 19:00||Kait Mason (Wis.-River Falls)|
|2nd - 11:19||PP - Morgan Pope (Lake Forest)|
|2nd - 17:26||Katie Batters (Wis.-River Falls)|
|2nd - 19:16||Alice Cranston (Wis.-River Falls)|
|Wis.-River Falls||Lake Forest|
5 Players (#6, #8, #11, #16, #20 - 1)
A: 6 Players (#3, #6, #14, #15, #16, #20 - 1)
Sh: 2 Players (#8, #10 - 5)
Sv: Melissa Deardorff - 30
Morgan Pope - 1
A: 2 Players (#13, #24 - 1)
Sh: Kim Herring - 8
Sv: Stacey Dierking - 16
|TEAM STATISTICS||Wis.-River Falls||Lake Forest|
|Power Plays||1 for 4||1 for 5|
|Penalties (min)||4 (8)||5 (10)|
|Shots on Goal||32||31|
|Face Offs Won||0||0|
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls showed why its ranked seventh in the country in Division III with a 5-1 victory over Lake Forest Friday night at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. The Falcons (12-1-1, 10-1-0 NCHA) got off to a quick start with three first period goals, including one on the power play.
Lake Forest (9-5-1, 8-3-0 NCHA) cut the lead to 3-1 at 11:19 of the second period on a power play goal by Jessica Dare. Dare put back a rebound in front of the net to get the Foresters on the board.
But UW-River Falls added insurance goals at 17:26 and 19:16 of the second period to extend its lead. Brook Story and Kait Mason each finished with a goal and an assist for the Falcons, who had five different goal scorers in the game.
River Falls' Melissa Deardorff stopped 30 of 31 shots to improve to 7-1 on the season.
The Foresters were 1-for-4 on the power play while River Falls was 1-for-5. Shots were almost even as Lake Forest had 31 and the Falcons finished with 32.
The two teams will return to Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse for a 2:00 face-off tomorrow afternoon.