North Dakota Blanks Lindenwood, 5-0
Senior forward Kayla Gardner has goal and assist for Fighting Hawks

Senior forward Kayla Gardner had a goal and an assist for the Fighting Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:35  NDK1-0 SH GW Amy Menke (6)Kayla Gardner/6
2nd 3:30  NDK2-0 EV Rebekah Kolstad (3)Alyssa MacMillan/4
2nd 13:24  NDK3-0 EV Taylor Flaherty (1) -
3rd 10:07  NDK4-0 EV Kayla Gardner (4)Abby Thiessen/2, Gracen Hirschy/8
3rd 13:43  NDK5-0 PP Ryleigh Houston (5)Abby Thiessen/3, Taylor Flaherty/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
North Dakota  1225
Lindenwood  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
North Dakota  12161139
Lindenwood  21811
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
North Dakota (10-6-5)  1/4 3/6 1
Lindenwood (3-12-2)  0/3 4/8 0
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Lexie Shaw (W, 10-5-5)59:460 21811
Empty Net0:140     
Lindenwood Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jolene deBruyn (L, 3-9-2)60:005 1114934

WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Five different players scored for the Fighting Hawks, as the UND women's hockey team skated to a 5-0 win over Lindenwood on Friday afternoon at the Lindenwood Ice Arena.

Two UND defensemen recorded two-point outings, as Taylor Flaherty recorded her first career points with a goal and an assist, while freshman Abbey Thiessen tallied two assists. The win propels North Dakota to 10-6-5 on the season, while Lidnenwood falls to 3-12-2-.

In net for the Fighting Hawks, Lexie Shaw made 11 saves to post back-to-back shutouts, and her sixth of the season. On the other end of the ice, Jolene deBruyn made 34 saves for the Lions.

Senior Amy Menke started off the scoring for North Dakota, scoring her third shorthanded goal of the season less than five minutes into the game. Getting the puck from Kayla Gardner, Menke skated up the ice on a breakaway and slipped the puck past deBruyn at the 4:35 mark of the first period.

UND out-shot Lindenwood 12-2 in the first period and continued to out-play the Lions in the second period.

The Fighting Hawks struck again in the first four minutes of the middle frame, this time from Rebekah Kolstad. Freshman Alyssa MacMillan fed the puck to the front of the net and Kolstad powered it in for her third of the season.

Later in the second, Flaherty received the puck at the blue line after a turnover by the Lions. She then fired a shot that beat deBruyn down low for her first collegiate goal.

In the third period, Lindenwood started to battle back and got eight shots on goal after only registering three shots on net in the first two periods. Luckily, UND continued to out-pace the Lions and scored two more goals to extend its lead.

At the halfway mark of the third, Kayla Gardner scored on a wraparound to register her third goals in just two games. Freshman Ryleigh Houston capped off the period with a power-play goal at the 13:43 mark. Thiessen registered her two assists on both goals in the third period.

North Dakota held off the Lions for the remainder of the period, including killing off a penalty, to claim the 5-0 win.

UND and Lindenwood return to the ice to finish off the weekend series tomorrow afternoon back at 2 p.m. (CT).