MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire women's hockey team faced off against Augsburg University for the second time in two days on Sunday, falling to the Auggies by a score of 2-1.
Augsburg took advantage of a power play in the first period as Megan Johnson scored at 13:20 into the period.
Eau Claire evened the score on a power play of their own in the second, with Hanna Zavoral (Fr. – St. Paul, MN/Highland Park) finding the back of the net thanks to assists from Mariah Czech (Sr. – Andover, MN) and Jaedyn Walz (Sr. – Woodbury, MN/East Ridge) for her third goal of the season.
However, Augsburg's Johnson would fire the game-winner in the third period for her second goal of the day to secure the win.
The Auggies held a slight advantage in shots (25-24) but the Blugolds won the face-off battle, taking 34 of 59.
Erin Connolly (Mequon, WI/Homestead) tallied 23 saves between the pipes and falls to 6-4-2 on the season.
The Blugolds (7-5-2) will look to bounce back quickly as they host St. Olaf College on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Hobbs Ice Arena. Follow the action on Blugold Game Day.