Foresters Blank Concordia Wisconsin, Extend Unbeaten Streak to 10 Games

Photo by Maxie Mottlowitz
Photo by Maxie Mottlowitz

Freshman goaltender Jacque Rogers recorded her third shutout in her last four appearances as the Lake Forest College women's hockey team prevailed 3-0 Friday night at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Rogers made a season-high 32 saves on the night, including 13 in the final period. She has won eight straight decisions and has stopped 85 of 86 shots on goal in her last four games. Rogers improved to 8-1-0 with a .936 save percentage and climbed into the top 10 in the nation with a 1.11 goals against average.

Junior Kayla Griffith started the scoring with her seventh goal of the year just three minutes and 37 seconds into the contest. Her second game-winning goal of the season was assisted by freshman forward Lexi Morgan and senior forward Allie Girard.

The visitors doubled their lead on a power play goal by junior forward Amanda Brunges at the 14:04 mark of the first period. Freshman defenseman Julia Unterseher and junior forward Olivia Spellmire set up the score, which was the fourth overall and third on the poower play this year for Brunges.

Lake Forest was out-shot 12-10 in the opening period before putting 14 shots on goal to the Falcons' seven in a scoreless second period. The home team had a slight 13-12 edge in shots on goal in the game's final 20 minutes.

The final goal of the contest was a power play score by Spellmire, who has now lit the lamp a dozen times this season. She was assisted by sophomore forward Amy Budde. Spellmire and Budde share the team lead in points with 27.

Ranked seventh in the nation, Lake Forest is now 14-2-1 overall and 8-1-1 in Northern Collegiate Hockey play this season. The team is also 9-0-1 in its last 10 games, an unbeaten streak that is tied for the fourth-longest in program history. Concordia Wisconsin fell to 6-8-2 overall and 2-6-2 in the league.

The same two teams will face off again in Mequon, Wisconsin, Saturday night at 7:00 and in Lake Forest at the same time next Tuesday.