MINNEAPOLIS - Augsburg netted three goals in the first and second period to defeat Marian University women's hockey (0-2-0, 0-0-0 NCHA) 6-1 in the opening weekend of the season.
The Auggies would outshoot the Sabres 34-8 in the opening two periods as they were able to build a 6-0 lead heading into the third period. One of the Augsburg goals would come on a power play opportunity.
Marian would manage to build momentum heading into NCHA play next weekend as the power play unit was able to light the lamp at the 8:12 mark of the third period. Junior Hailey Miller netted the goal for her first score of the year and she was assisted by freshman Calle Bye, her first career point, and senior Ellie Deans.
Sophomore Lindsey Strainis (0-2-0) took the loss making 24 saves in her 27:51 of action, while sophomore Molly Gross made 21 saves in the final 32:09 of action. Sophomore Ally Fox led the offensive with a team-high three shots on goal.
Marian returns home next weekend to host St. Scholastica for a two-game series. The opener of the series is set for a 4 p.m. puck drop Friday, Nov. 3 and the finale at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.