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Pointer Women's Hockey advances in tournament

UW Stevens Point Women's Hockey.  Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletic Department
UW Stevens Point Women's Hockey. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletic Department
ADRIAN, MI  (UWSP)  -  The UW-Stevens Point women's hockey team advanced to the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) semifinals when it beat Adrian College 2-1 Saturday afternoon and then won the subsequent mini-game in overtime, 2-1. Box Score Mini-GameThe Pointers entered Saturday's contest trailing the Bulldogs by one game in the NCHA quarterfinals.Adrian claimed a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, but the Pointers' Shauna Bollinger (Menomonie, WI/Menomonie)evened the score late in the first period off the sticks of Allie Tanzer (Chippewa Falls, WI/Chippewa Falls) and Josie Johnson(Waunakee, WI/Waunakee).The game-winning goal was netted by Michelle Lunneborg(Richfield, MN/Richfield) at 16:19 in the second period and assisted by Brooke Hanson (Maple Grove, MN/Maple Grove).Janna Beilke-Skoug (Madison WI/East) recorded 34 saves for the Pointers to help force the decisive mini-game.Nicole Schaub (Vadnais Heights, MN/White Bear Lake) gave UWSP a 1-0 lead just over three minutes into the mini-game, but the Bulldogs tied the game with five minutes remaining and forced a sudden-death overtime period.Hannah Smith (Spokane, WA/East Valley) delivered the game-winning goal for UWSP in the extra period, sending the Pointers into NCHA semifinals where they will face UW-River Falls.