Jan. 23, 2010
ADRIAN, Mich. - The women's hockey team had a 2-0 lead after two periods on Saturday but could not hold that lead, instead settling for one point in the conference standings with a 2-2 tie against Concordia. The Bulldogs started the day in second place in the NCHA and currently have 13 points (6-3-1).
Midway through the first period it was Stacey Kempson scoring her 11th goal of the season at 11:52 short-handed with an assist from Ashley Gniewek. The Bulldogs had a 2-on-1 chance and Kempson was fed a nice pass from Gniewek and buried it past Lea Jondal.
In the second period, it was Nicky Futers scoring her third of the season at 13:47 on the power play. Futers took a pass from Dana Funkenhauser and re-directed it into the back of the net from the right circle. Kempson also had an assist on the play.
The Falcons struck early in the third period to trim the lead to 2-1 at 3:17. Hilary Christiansen scored her fifth on the year at even strength with an assist from Alyssa Isaackson. The Bulldogs went down 5-on-3 late in the third period as Kempson and Andrea Soloko were in the box for Adrian. Jaime Athens took advantage with a power play goal at 17:39 with a slapshot into the top left corner past Dana Timm. Athens' fifth goal of the year was assisted by Isaackson and Sarah Luberda.
In overtime, both teams had a couple scoring chances but could not break the deadlock. Each team had four shots on goal in the five-minute period. Adrian was outshot, 35-33, for the game as Timm made 33 saves for the Bulldogs improving to 8-8-2 in net. Jondal made 31 saves including 11 in the second period. Concordia was 1-of-8 on the power play while Adrian was 1-of-3 with four shots on goal.