Foresters Unable to Complete Sweep of Eau Claire

Photo by Tianna Beilke
Photo by Tianna Beilke

Senior forward Amy Budde's goal in the opening period was not quite enough as Lake Forest fell 2-1 on Saturday to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the 10th-ranked team in the nation.

Budde's Northern Collegiate Hockey Association-leading 12th score of the season came at the 14:59 mark and tied the game at one. She was assisted by junior defenseman Julia Unterseher.

Eau Claire had taken the lead on a power play goal a little more than two minutes earlier and finished the game's first 20 minutes with a 17-3 advantage in shots on goal but tied on the scoreboard.

The Blugolds converted on another power play opportunity at the 5:49 mark of the second period and outshot the home team 18-7 in the middle stanza.

Shots were 12-7 in favor of the visitors in a scoreless final period.

Less than 24 hours after making a season-high 36 saves in Lake Forest's 3-1 triumph over Eau Claire Friday night, junior goaltender Jacque Rogers came up just one shy of her career-high with 45 in 47 chances on Saturday. She raised her save percentage on the year to .937, the third-best mark in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association.

Lake Forest is now 8-4-3 and Eau Claire 10-4-2 on the season.

The Foresters will resume NCHA play against St. Norbert College at home next weekend. Friday afternoon's game will begin at 4:00 and Saturday's contest is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. 

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