St. Cloud State Upends Rensselaer, 3-2
Senior forward Abby Ness scores game-winning goal for Huskies

Senior forward Abby Ness scored the game-winning goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:04  STC1-0 EV Molly Illikainen (6) -
1st 9:27  STC2-0 PP Lauren Hespenheide (2)Alexandra Makaric/1, Brittney Anderson/2
1st 13:42  REN1-2 EV Lauren Wash (2)Kathryn Schilter/5, Jenn Godin/1
1st 15:23  REN2-2 EV Ali Svoboda (2)Shayna Tomlinson/1, Taylor Mahoney/4
2nd 7:06  STC3-2 SH GW Abby Ness (2)Molly Illikainen/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  2103
Rensselaer  2002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  108826
Rensselaer  1011930
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (4-4-1)  1/4 5/10 1
Rensselaer (1-7-2)  0/5 4/8 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Julie Friend (W, 4-2-0)59:562 811928
Empty Net0:040     
Rensselaer Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brianna Piper (L, 0-4-2)59:463 87823
Empty Net0:140     

Troy, New York---The St. Cloud State University women's hockey team (4-4-1, 2-1-1 WCHA) adds another Friday night win to their record this season with a 3-2 win over RPI (1-7-2, 0-2-0 ECAC) on Friday, Nov. 7 in Troy, New York.

The Huskies took an early lead after 2 quick goals were scored. Molly Illikainen scored her 6th goal of the year at 9:04 of the first period. SCSU was sent on the powerplay when RPI took the first penalty of the game at 9:04 in the first. Only 23 seconds into the powerplay, sophomore forward, Lauren Hespenheide, took a shot sending it over the goalies shoulder. This was Hespenheide's 2nd goal of the season with assists going to sophomore Alex Makaric and freshman Brittney Anderson.

RPI responded with back to back goals near the end of the first period, leaving the game 2-2 going into the second period. Play resumed and SCSU responded when Illikainen sent senior captain and forward, Abby Ness, on a short-handed breakaway, where Ness capitalized and scored her second goal this season.

Julie Friend gained her 4th win of the season between the pipes. St. Cloud was outshot 30-26 as Friend made 28 saves in 60 minutes of play. Her season record moves to 4-2-0, 2-0-0 WCHA.