Foresters Start Series against St. Scholastica with 4-1 Victory

Photo by Maxie Mottlowitz
Photo by Maxie Mottlowitz

Senior forward Isabel Regine scored her sixth goal in the past six games to help lead the Lake Forest College women's hockey team to a 4-1 victory over visiting College of St. Scholastica on Friday.

Regine's goal was her seventh of the season and gave the home team a 3-1 lead at the 6:06 mark of the third period. She was assisted by junior forward Olivia Spellmire and junior defenseman Caroline Campbell. Freshman forward Kate Fanning then closed out the scoring and matched Regine with her seventh goal of the year with 4:06 to play in the contest. Freshman forward Sydney Simone recorded her NCAA Division III-leading 19th assist of the season on the play.

St. Scholastica actually scored the only goal of the Friday's first period at the 10:17 mark but were held scoreless the rest of the way by Forester freshman goaltender Jacque Rogers, who finished the game with 16 saves, including eight in the second period. She improved to 7-1-0 with a 1.24 goals against average and .919 save percentage.

Lake Forest tied the score with a power play goal by freshman forward Lexi Morgan at 6:31 in the second. Junior forwards Amanda Brunges and Olivia Spellmire set up Morgan's sixth score of the year. The home team then took the lead when sophomore forward Amy Budde netted her team-high 13th goal of the season at 9:24. The unassisted score turned out to be her second game-winner of the year.

The Foresters out-shot the Saints 9-5 in the first period, 9-8 in the second, and 13-4 during the final 20 minutes.

Lake Forest, the seventh-ranked team in the nation, improved to 13-2-0 overall and 7-1-0 in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play. St. Scholastica fell to 6-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the league. The same two teams will face off again Saturday afternoon at 1:00.