ST. CLOUD, Minn. - St. Cloud product Allie Cornelius delivered the sudden-death shootout winner to earn St. Cloud State Women's Hockey two points in the WCHA standings against St. Thomas on Homecoming Saturday. Deadlocked at 2-2 through 60 minutes, the Huskies and Tommies held tight in overtime before a thrilling seven-round shootout ended with Cornelius finding the back of the net. Klara Hymlarova opened the scoring midway through the first, taking a beautiful feed from Emma Gentry in the low slot and banging it through the pipes. After the Tommies tied things up early in the second, Olivia Cvar blasted a Mackenzie Bourgerie pass to the right circle past the tender's right shoulder to retake the lead. St. Thomas evened things with seven and a half to go in the third. Following a stalemate in OT, Emma Polusny turned away all seven Tom shootout tries until Cornelius zipped one through the five-hole.
In round seven of the exhilarating shootout, Allie Cornelius skated ahead into the slot, made a pair of strong dekes with the stick then fired the puck through the five-hole.
- Klara Hymlarova (11-5, 68.8% on draws) and Olivia Cvar both scored for St. Cloud State, with Cvar skating to a plus-two.
- Emma Polusny stopped 23 shots in the game and denied all seven shootout looks.
- Dayle Ross blocked a team-high four shots and put a career-high five shots on goal.
- The Huskies led 28-25 on shots.
- Mackenzie Bourgerie, Chace Sperling and Emma Gentry each recorded their first assists of the season.
- Faceoffs were even at 28-28.
St. Cloud State Women's Hockey Head Coach Steve Macdonald
"Exciting way to finish off a game on Homecoming. I thought our team was able to battle through some hard-played minutes by both teams to get the shootout win."
The Huskies are idle next weekend before traveling to Ohio State for a WCHA series over October 29-30. The series will be broadcast on B1G+, available on the SCSU Women's Hockey schedule page.