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Sunday, October 23, 2011

‘Dogs Swept by Badgers

On Saturday night, the Badgers took it to the Bulldogs, scoring 3 first period goals in the final 1:34 of the period to take a 3-0 lead to intermission. Hilary Knight (17:05), Brianna Decker (18:04), and Kelly Jaminski (18:39) scored those goals.

Pernilla Winberg got the 'Dogs on the board, with her third of the year, assisted by Irwin and Wong, at 3:30 of the second period. Wisconsin again took a 3 goal lead, at 12:53 on a Prevost goal. UMD used it's timeout there and started go gain a little momentum, but with a delayed Wisconsin penalty, a missed pass to the blue line ended up sliding all the way down ice to the empty Bulldog net (with Jenny Harss pulled for the extra attacker) for a Badger goal. Saige Pacholok got credit for the goal, as well as being the player the delayed penalty was to be called on. A Knight penalty put UMD on a 5 on 3 powerplay, which Audrey Cournoyer capitalized on, scoring with 14 seconds left in the period, assisted by Irwin and Wong.

Katie Wilson started the third period with UMD's third goal of the game, just 1:50 in, giving the 'Dogs a shot at a comeback. Lana Steck, replacing Harss after two periods, stopped all 12 shots she faced in the third period, to also give UMD a shot at a comeback, but she was matched by Alex Rigsby in stopping 12 more Bulldog shots the remainder of the period. Rigsby stopped 80 of 86 total Bulldog shots on the weekend. Carolyne Prévost added an empty net goal at 19:36 to give the Badgers a 6-3 final decision.

Lana Steck stopped all 12 shots she faced in third period action Saturday night.

Pernilla Winberg scores past Alex Rigsby

UMD takes on North Dakota next Saturday/Sunday afternoons at Amsoil Arena

Friday, October 21, 2011

Badgers’ Shorthanded Goal Beats Dogs

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A shorthanded goal with 1:14 left on the third period clock, by Wisconsin's Hilary Knight, gave the Badgers a 4-3 win over the Bulldogs at Amsoil Arena, October 21, 2011.

The first period was a flurry of activity on both ends of the ice, with a combined 35 (15 UMD, 20 Wisconsin) shots on net in the period, with UMD coming out ahead 2-1 on two goals by Jenna McParland (twice assisted by Haley Irwin, once by Pernilla Winberg,) and one Wisconsin goal by Brianna Becker.  McParland now has four goals on the season

Wisconsin controlled the second period, outshooting UMD 17-7 and putting the only two goals of the period on the board. Carolyne Prévost and Hilary Knight scored the Wisconsin goals in the second period. At 7:18 of the third period Audrey Cournoyer's one timer, from Brigette Lacqutte and Zoe Hickel beat Badgers goaltender Alex Rigsby to tie the game at 3.

UMD put 15 shots on Rigsby in the third period, netting only the goal by Cournoyer, before the turnover on the powerplay sent Hilary Knight in on Jenny Harss for the game winning goal. Harss stopped 39 of 43 shots in taking the loss, while Rigsby stopped 34 of 37 Bulldog shots in the win.

Jenna McParland and Haley Irwin celebrate a goal vs Wisconsin Friday night.

Katie Wilson and Audrey Cournoyer celebrate Cournoyer's third period goal

Saturday, October 15, 2011

UMD Women Sweep U-Conn

The Bulldogs first road trip of the season sent them out to battle their second Hockey East opponent, this weekend University of Connecticut. 

On Friday, the Dogs picked up a 5-4 victory, with 5 different players each picking up a goal.  Katie Wilson gave UMD the lead 3:53 into the game, assisted by Emma Stauber.  UConn tied the game at 16:13 with a powerplay goal by Emily Snodgrass. 

UMD took the lead back at 8:31 of the second quarter, when Vanessa Thibault scored her first of the season, from Gina Dodge and Shara Jasper.  Audrey Cournoyer’s third goal of the season, just 27 seconds later gave the ‘Dogs a 3-1 lead.  UConn’s Rebecca Hewett cut UMD’s lead to 3-2 at 13:21, but Jessica Wong made sure the Bulldogs took a two goal lead to the locker room with a goal with 6 seconds left in the second period.  Cournoyer and Wilson assisted on Wong’s goal.

Huskies’ Jocelyn Slattery cut the Bulldog lead to 4-3 with a goal 4:26.  Haley Irwin gave the Bulldogs back a two goal lead yet again, at 17:30 of the period, from Mariia Posa, which proved to be the game winner, as UConn’s Taylor Gross scored with their goaltender, Alexandra Garcia pulled for an extra attacker, at 18:37. 

Audrey Cournoyer scored her third goal of the season Friday in Connecticut.


On Saturday, the Dogs doubled up UConn in shots on goal, 48-24, and beat them on the scoreboard 6-1.  Jenna McParland picked up her first career goal at 12:16, from Irwin and Pernilla Winberg, the only goal of the period for either team.

UConn’s Sarah MacDonnell tied the game at 1, just 2:55 into the second period, but that tie was the only goal for the Huskies on the afternoon.  Jessica Wong’s 4th goal of the season, assisted by Zoe Hickel, at 5:55 of the second gave UMD the lead for good.  Mariia Posa scored her first goal of the season, from Cournoyer and Wilson at 10:46, and McParland added her second goal 58 seconds later. 

Winberg’s second goal of the season, from Irwin, and Kacy Ambroz’s first of the year, unassisted added to UMD’s lead in the third period.  Jenny Harss got the win in both games, with Lana Steck playing the final 5:58 of the Saturday game. 

The Bulldogs head back to Amsoil Arena for a series with #1 ranked Wisconsin Friday and Saturday nights’ at 7:07.

Jenna McParland scored her first two career goals on Saturday at UConn

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

UMDBulldogs.com Jessica Wong Article

Click to read the UMDBulldogs.com Jessica Wong article titled A CHANGING OF THE GUARD -- JUNIOR DEFENSEMAN JESSICA WONG .. about her switch last year from forward scoring the National Championship overtime goal to captaining the defense as the 'half-back.'

A quote from the article:

“Coach told me I would be a half-back, which is basically a forward and a defenseman,’” recalled Wong.  “I was given the green light to rush the puck and get up into the play.  I like it because it’s different and challenging but of course I was skeptical at first.  I do know coach Miller always has a reason for everything and defense allows me to really use my vision.”

Read the entire article by clicking the link above!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

UMD Women Lose 3-2 to Boston College

Sunday saw the Bulldogs get off to a 2-0 lead but fail to hold onto that lead and lose 3-2 with a third period Boston College goal with 0.4 left on the clock.

Audrey Cournoyer gave UMD a 1-0 lead at 12:31 of the first period, assisted by Haley Irwin and Zoe Hickel. Brigette Lacquette (from Irwin and Pernilla Winberg) scored her first career goal with a powerplay blast from the blue line that rocketed under the crossbar. Boston College answered just 15 seconds later, when an Emily Field shot was redirected, saved by Jenny Harss, but deflected off of Lacquette into the net. Field got credit for the goal, assisted by Dru Burns and Alex Carpenter.

UMD's 2-1 lead held until the 17:09 mark of the third period when Emily Pfalzer tied the game, assisted by Carpenter. Carpenter, following her two assists, found herself in front of the Bulldog net, shorthanded with the puck and buried the game winner as the clock ticked down from 1.

B.C’s Alex CarpenterBoston College's Alex Carpenter scored with .4 seconds on the clock to beat UMD 3-2

UMD Defenseman Brigette LacquetteUMD Defenseman Brigette Lacquette scored her first career goal Sunday vs B.C.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

UMD Women Rout Boston College

The USCHO 7th ranked Bulldogs routed the #5 ranked Boston College Eagles 7-2 in the 2011-12 season opener at Amsoil Arena October 8, 2011. After a scoreless first period, the 'Dogs erupted for 4 goals in the second period. Haley Irwin gave the Dogs the lead at 3:15 of the period, from Winberg and Wong, on the powerplay. Katie Wilson made it 2-0, with a goal at 8:49, from Wong and Audrey Cournoyer. Wong would then add her first of two goals at 15:05 from Jamie Kenyon and Wilson. Zoe Hickel finished the second period scoring for UMD, scoring an unassisted goal with a nifty move around the defense, then burying the puck as she skated through the crease. Boston College showed more life in the third period, outshooting UMD 20-11 in the period, though still being outscored 3-2 in the period.

Blake Bolden got the Eagles on the board just 25 seconds into the third period, a powerplay goal assisted by Emily Pfalzer. Pernilla Winberg answered that powerplay goal with one of her own, at 2:23 of the period. Boston College's Meagan Mangene made it a 5-2 game at 7:44, but UMD again had an answer, just 16 seconds later when Jessica Wong went end to end, taking the puck in front of Jennifer Harss and cruising all the way to the B.C. net to beat goaltender Corinne Boyles for her second goal of the game. Audrey Cournoyer notched the final Bulldog goal of the day, at 15:15, with assists to Wilson and Jenna McParland.

Harss stopped 33 of 35 shots faced in the win, while Eagles' goaltender Boyles saved 30 of 37.

Jenny Harss makes one of her 33 saves vs Boston College Saturday

Jessica Wong finished with 2 goals, 2 assists in the season opening win.

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Bulldogs Beat Whitecaps in Overtime

A Pernilla Winberg overtime goal with 45 seconds left on the clock gave the UMD Women a home exhibition win over the Minnesota Whitecaps, September 30, 2011.

Allie Thunstrom put the Whitecaps up 1-0 3:53 into the first period, with an assist from former Bulldog star Jenny Potter on a powerplay. Audrey Cournoyer put the Dogs on the board, evening the store 23 seconds into the second period.

The third period was scoreless, though Bulldog Jamie Kenyon hit a post from close in late in the period.

Jennifer Harss stopped 27 of 28 shots she faced, while Whitecaps goaltender Sanya Sandahl stopped 38 of 40 in the losing effort.

Bulldog Junior, Jessica Wong