Sabre women's hockey drops defensive battle to No. 4/7 Adrian

Alexis Peterson skates into the circle.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Marian University women's hockey (7-17-0, 6-11-0 NCHA) couldn't find their rhythm offensively as the Sabres fell to No. 4/7 Adrian 2-1.

Marian started the game fast when junior Alexis Peterson was able to score an unassisted goal just 1:34 into the game for her fourth goal of the season but it would prove to be all the Sabres could manage.

The Sabres would only manage to get six shots on goal combined between the first and second period as Adrian managed to outshoot the Sabres 37-16.  Junior Lindsey Strainis had a strong game making 25 saves with 11 in the first period, 14 in the second and 10 in the final period.

The Bulldogs netted goals at the 8:38 mark of the second period and at the 6:38 mark of the final period to complete their comeback win.

Each team had a pair of opportunities on the power play but neither side was able to light the lamp with a man-advantage.

Marian heads into the final day of the regular season tomorrow, Saturday, February 17, looking for a berth in the NCHA Slaats Cup closing out their series with No. 4/7 Adrian.

--FightBlueFight--