Greeneway Records Hat Trick as Women's Hockey Clinches Home Ice for NCHA Quarterfinals

Greeneway Records Hat Trick as Women's Hockey Clinches Home Ice for NCHA Quarterfinals

Freshman forward Michelle Greeneway scored a hat trick in the third period as the Lake Forest women's hockey team won its 12th straight game with a 7-1 victory over Concordia on Tuesday night at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse. 

With the victory, Lake Forest (14-2-4, 11-1-4 NCHA) clinches home ice for the quarterfinals of the O'Brien Cup Tournament. 

Greeneway, who also added an assist on the Foresters' fifth goal, scored her first of the night at 2:58 of the third period. She added another goal at 16:21 and completed the hat trick at 18:58. She has now scored eight times in the last three games over a five-day period and took over the league lead in goals. 

Concordia (4-16-3, 4-12-2 NCHA) got on the scoreboard just 1:06 into the game before Lake Forest tied the contest at 3:16 on a goal by Laura Reckdenwald

The Foresters took the lead at 6:18 of the first period on a goal from Maeve Connelly. Marissa Weber gave Lake Forest a 3-1 cushion at 10:41 of the second period on a power play goal and was assisted by Alex Stensland and Torey Crown

Sarah Gilbride also scored for Lake Forest at 11:34 of the third period after Greeneway's first goal of the night. 

Stacey Dierking made 30 saves in net for Lake Forest, who hosts St. Norbert on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. respectively. 

Friday night's game is Parents Night while Saturday's game is the senior game for senior captains Jenn Caldwell and Angie Chronis

 

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