EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team ended its regular season with a 5-0 shutout and weekend sweep of Finlandia University.
The Blugolds did not waste time scoring the first goal of the afternoon. Dani Kerr (Jr. – Little Canada, Minn./Roseville) found the back of the net seventeen seconds in. Emily Haluska (Jr.-Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) scored her fifth goal of the season at 3:54 to increase the Blugolds lead in the first period to 2-0.
The second period was fairly quiet for the Blugolds as they only scored one goal. The goal came at 6:32 when Emily Larson (So.-Bemidji, Minn./Bemidji) fired one in on the power play opportunity. Her goal put the Blugolds up 3-0.
Larson got another power play goal in the third period at 5:27 when a Lion skater was called for checking from behind. That goal was Larson's second of the afternoon. Haluska collected her second goal of the night, an unassisted goal, at 17:00. Her goal was the final of the night putting the Blugolds up 5-0.
The Blugolds once again outshot the Lions 51-16. Morgan Pieper (Sr.-Williams, Minn./Warroad) got her last career regular season win as a Blugold. She had 16 saves on the night. Ashley Pavlish got the loss for the Lions. She had 46 saves on the night and allowed five goals.