HANCOCK, Mich. – Jenna Brown assisted on the first two goals and Concordia University Wisconsin shutout Finlandia University, 3-0, in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play on Friday evening. The Falcons outshot the Lions 49-5 in their first win of the season.
CUW (1-7-2, 1-5-2 NCHA) was in need a change from their dry spell and did so by unleashing double-figure shots on goal in each period, including 20 in the final frame. The Falcons, however, couldn't find a way to convert on seven power-play opportunities.
Senior Carly Piras (Eden Praire, Minn.) put a Brown pass in the back of the net at midway in the opening period for the game-winning tally. Freshman Katherine Pauletti (Roseville, Minn.) also connected on a Brown (Roseville, Minn.) pass in the second period to give the Falcons a 2-0 advantage.
FU (0-7-0, 0-7-0 NCHA) skated just 12 positional players and goalkeeper Breanna Hynes made 46 saves in the loss. The five shots on the goal given up by CUW were a program record.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Evans (Fairbanks, Alaska) picked up the win between the pipes.
CUW and FU finish the series on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Houghton County Arena.