Wentzville, Mo. - The St. Cloud State women's hockey team pulled out a win over Lindenwood University Friday night at the Lindenwood Ice Arena in Wentzville, Mo. The Huskies defeated the Lions 3-1.
The game was scoreless in the first period until only 42 seconds into the second period when senior Alex Nelson scored on a power-play advantage. Nelson was assisted by Michelle Burke and Haylea Schmid. SCSU outshot the Lions 16-10 in the first period.
That was not all for Nelson as she came back and scored another goal at the 7:36 mark of the second period taking the Huskies to a 2-0 lead. The Huskies were able to get another one off at the 18:12 mark of the second period as Haylea Schmid put one into the net. Audrey Hanmer and Alex Nelson were charted with the assists.
Lindenwood came back in the third period making it a 3-1 game as Jocelyn Slattery scored at the 4:23 mark of the third period. The Huskies continued to outshoot the Lions in the third period 12-7.
SCSU outshot Lindenwood by a margin of 48-22. On the power-play the Huskies went one-for-three while the Lions went zero-for-four. SCSU's Molli Mott lead the team in shots with seven followed by the leading scorer Alex Nelson with six.
Sophomore Julie Friend was in the net for the Huskies bouncing back from last week's series against Wisconsin. Friend recorded 21 saves and improves her record to 3-5-1 on the season. The Lions' Nicole Hensley recorded 45 saves in the game.
St. Cloud State (5-11-1, 2-10-0 WCHA) and Lindenwood will be back in action Saturday for game two of the non-conference series at the Lindenwood Ice Arena. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.