Monday, January 5, 2009

Sioux go unbeaten to start second half of season at Easton Showcase

The Sioux took part in the Easton Showcase tournament hosted by St. Cloud State this previous weekend where they battled in two overtime games against Rensselaer and tenth-ranked Wayne State (Mich.).

On Friday, the Sioux rallied late to defeat Rensselaer 3-2 in overtime. Marie-Michelle Poirier scored her first of a two-goal game against RPI short-handed for the for UND's first short-handed goal of the season. Poirier added her sixth goal of the season with only 2:35 remaining in regulation to even the game at two goals apiece, sending the game to overtime. Alyssa Wiebe found twine for the game-winner and her second overtime goal this season. Netminder Stephanie Ney improved to 6-3 on the year with 23 saves. For full game story click here

The Sioux went to overtime against Wayne State on Saturday to go to extra time for the third consecutive game. The game ended in a 3-3 tie before winning the shootout 1-0 with the only goal coming from senior Melissa Jaques. Wiebe scored two first-period goals while junior Alex Williams added her first of the season. Backstop Brittany Kirkham had 30 saves in the tie while blanking the Warriors in the shootout. Wiebe is now on a five-game scoring streak with four goals and four assists while senior Randi Motsko has six assists in her last three games. For full game story click here

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