Saturday, March 13, 2010

Gusties win, will host D3 Frozen Four

The Gustavus Adolphus women's hockey team defeated Wisconsin-River Falls 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Don Roberts Ice Rink in St. Peter in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Gustavus will now host the national semifinals and finals on Friday and Saturday.

Allie Schwab and Nara Higano scored third-period goals for the Gusties, and goalie Danielle Justice made 16 saves for the shutout win. Gustavus outshot River Falls 41-16. Its advantage was 31-5 after two periods, but the game was scoreless until Schwab's goal at 2:28 of the third.

Gustavus will be making its first trip to the Frozen Four since 2006.

The Gustavus men's team will attempt to make its second consecutive trip to the national semifinals when it plays tonight at St. Norbert in DePere, Wis.

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