St. Cloud State Falls To Robert Morris At Windjammer Classic, 5-3
Freshman forward Kayla Friesen posts goal and assist for Huskies

Freshman forward Kayla Friesen had a goal and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 4:44  STC1-0 PP Lauren Hespenheide (1)Christa Moody/3, Jenna Redford/3
2nd 12:44  RMU1-1 EV Jaycee Gebhard (8)Brittany Howard/14
2nd 16:07  STC2-1 EV Alyssa Erickson (4)Kayla Friesen/3, Julia Tylke/3
3rd 5:38  STC3-1 EV Kayla Friesen (4)Julia Tylke/4
3rd 6:04  RMU2-3 EV Amanda Pantaleo (4)Mackenzie Johnston/4, Sarah Quaranta/2
3rd 8:54  RMU3-3 PP Jaycee Gebhard (9)Brittany Howard/15, Maggie Lague/10
3rd 17:17  RMU4-3 EV GW Jessica Gazzola (2) -
3rd 19:51.5 RMU5-3 EV EN Jaycee Gebhard (10)Brittany Howard/16
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  0213
Robert Morris  0145
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  125320
Robert Morris  616931
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (5-10-1)  1/6 6/12 0
Robert Morris (10-1-5)  1/6 6/12 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Janine Alder (L, 5-7-1)57:574 615526
Empty Net2:031     
Robert Morris Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Lauren Bailey (W, 6-1-1)59:493 123217
Empty Net0:110     

BURLINGTON, Vt.-Leading by two in the third period, the St. Cloud State women's hockey team (5-10-1, 4-7-1-1 WCHA) could not hold on and fell to Robert Morris (10-1-5, 5-0-1 CHA), 5-3, in the consolation game of the Windjammer Classic on Saturday.

Senior forward Lauren Hespenheide and junior forward Alyssa Erickson staked the Huskies to a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes and freshman forward Kayla Friesen pushed the edge to two with 14:22 to play, but a pair of penalties tilted the tide of the game.

After the Colonials drew back within one just 26 seconds after Friesen's goal, SCSU was whistled for two penalties in a 1:37 span, putting it at a 5-on-3 disadvantage. Robert Morris capitalized six seconds later to tie the game.

"Being down 5-on-3 changed the momentum of things," Rud said. "It was out of our hands, but we did not deal with it very well. It's something for us to learn and grow from."

"You have to learn to not let outside influences change your mentality."

RMU struck with 2:43 left in the game and added an empty-netter to complete the comeback. Colonials freshman forward Jaycee Gebhard powered the rally with a hat trick.

"We competed hard and carried the play for the majority of the game," Rud said. "They had some high-end players that made some plays and we did not capitalize on chances we had to score another goal or two to put the game away."

Hespenheide opened the scoring in the second period on the power play. It was the senior captain's first goal of the season and the Huskies first power play goal since October 22 at Minnesota State-snapping an 0-for-17 stretch with the man advantage.

Friesen (1+1) and sophomore forward Julia Tylke (0+2) led the SCSU effort with two point apiece. Tylke's effort capped a three-point weekend for the Delafield, Wis., native.

St. Cloud State returns to WCHA play next weekend, Friday, December 2 and Friday, December 3, at home against Minnesota Duluth. Game time is 7:07 p.m. on Friday and 3:07 p.m. on Saturday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. All SCSU students will be admitted for free with a valid student ID.