NORTH DAKOTA TOPS VERMONT, 4-1, TO SWEEP WEEKEND SERIES
Juniors Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and Jocelyne Lamoureux each collect goal and assist for Fighting Sioux
GRAND FORKS, N.D. --- The University of North Dakota skated to a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon and the series sweep over the University of Vermont Catamounts.
Seniors Kelsey Ketcher (Mound, Minn.) and Sara Dagenais (Montreal, Quebec) tallied power-play goals while Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) added even-strength goals for the Sioux in the game.
The Catamounts came out with new fire in the first period hoping today wouldn't be a repeat of Saturday's lopsided 9-1 loss.
Unlike the previous day, Vermont got off to a quick start and got on the scoreboard first with a goal from Kellie Dineen at 6:19 in the first period.
UND played from behind until the 19:52 mark of the first period when Ketcher found the back of the net to score her first goal of the season.
After screening UVM netminder Roxanne Douville on a slapshot by Lamoureux, Ketcher was able to slide a rebound past Douville to even the game at 1-1.
Lamoureux-Kolls scored the second period's only goal and eventual game-winner as the Sioux took the lead they wouldn't relinquish.
A much sharper Sioux team after the first stanza outshot the Catamounts 25-5 through the final two periods for a 37-15 advantage for the game.
Sara Dagenais also nabbed her first goal of the season on the power-play early in the third period to put the Sioux up 3-1.
Jocelyne Lamoureux sealed the game for the Sioux with her third goal and seventh point of the weekend at 18:49 of the third frame.
Junior Jorid Dagfinrud (Sarpsborg, Norway) finished the game with 14 saves and picked up the win in her first start since Feb. 13, 2011, of last season at Wisconsin.
First-year sophomore Michelle Karvinen concluded the series with two more assists to wrap up her weekend with two goals and three assists.
UND's top line of Karvinen, Lamoureux and Lamoureux-Kolls extend their point streak to five games each with a combined six goals and 10 assists.
The Sioux return to Western Collegiate Hockey Association play next weekend with a home series at the Ralph Engelstad Arena against Ohio State.