Bulldogs Drop First to UWSP, 3-0
ADRIAN, Mich. - It was a scoreless night for the Adrian Women's Hockey team as they fell to Wis.-Stevens Point 3-0 in the first game of the NCHA Quarterfinals. The Bulldogs have a chance at redemption tomorrow as they will attempt to tie up the series and force a 20-minute mini-game.
The Bulldogs and the Pointers made it almost to the first intermission scoreless, but Michelle Lunneborg of Wis.-Stevens Point found the net with 12 seconds remaining in the first period to send the Bulldogs into the locker room trailing 1-0. The Bulldogs outshot the Pointers 13-5 in the period.
The second period was a scoreless one for both sides with the Bulldogs again outshooting the Pointers 17-4. Adrian trailed 1-0 late in the third period and was in need of a goal, but the Bulldogs were unable to find the net. Erin Marvin added two Pointers goals in the last six minutes of the game to make the final 3-0.
On the night, Adrian managed to outshoot Wis.-Stevens Point, 44-16, but all of those shots were saved by Janna Beilke-Skoug of the Pointers. The loss for Adrian snaps a nine-game winning streak, and nine games in a row in which the Bulldogs had scored a power play goal.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow at 2 pm from Arrington Ice Arena as the Bulldogs try to even up the series. If Adrian were to win, it would force a 20-minute mini-game immediately following the third period. If the game were to end in a tie or a Pointer win, then Wis.-Stevens-Point would advance to the semifinal round of the NCHA O'Brien Cup Playoffs.
With tonight's loss for the Bulldogs, the two teams are now 6-6-1 against each other. The Bulldogs had won the previous four meetings.