Friday, December 7, 2001 • 7:05 p.m.


Gustavus 1 1 1 3
Saint Mary's 0 0 0 0

Official Box Score

The Highlights:

Missie Meemken, SMU: 31 saves

Sarah Moe, GAC: 2 goals
Molly O'Donnell, GAC: 18 saves

UP NEXT: SMU at Gustavus


Saturday, December 8 • 2:05 p.m.
Cardinals' offensive power outage continues in 3-0 loss to Gustavus

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary's University women's hockey team entered Friday night's key Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown with league-leading Gustavus riding a four-game conference unbeaten streak.

A four-game conference unbeaten streak that required the Cardinals to score six goals en route to three wins and a tie — 1-1 and 2-0 vs. St. Thomas and 2-1 and 1-0 vs. Augsburg.

Friday night against the Gusties, the Cardinals' offensive power outage continued — and this time, SMU paid for it.

And paid dearly.

The Gusties scored single goals in each of the three periods — including first-period and third-period tallies by senior Sarah Moe — and got an 18-save shutout performance from goalie Molly O'Donnell, as Gustavus blanked the Cardinals 3-0.

"We just are not creating any good offensive opportunities, not just today, but in our last four games," said SMU coach Duncan Ryhorchuk, whose team dropped to 3-1-1 in the MIAC and 4-2-1 overall with the loss — the Cardinals' first since a season-opening 5-2 setback to UW-Superior. "Against St. Thomas and Augsburg, we were fortunate enough to get away with it.

"Tonight, our lack of offensive chances came back to haunt us."

With O'Donnell stopping everything the Cardinals threw at her — which wasn't all that much, considering SMU managed just six shots in each period — Moe's first goal midway through the opening period proved to be more than enough offense for the Gusties (5-0-0 MIAC, 5-1-1 overall).

Nicole Guimond pushed the Gustavus lead to 2-0 at the 14:26 mark of the second period as she got a stick on a shot by Kenzie Stensland and redirected it past SMU goalie Missie Meemken (St. Cloud, Minn.). Moe then closed out the scoring with an empty-net goal at the 19:03 mark of the third period.

Meemken, who has started every game in goal for the Cardinals, finished with 31 saves, incl;uding 14 in the first period.

"Gustavus is a very good team, give them a lot of credit," Ryhorchuk said. "We're looking forward to getting another shot at them (Saturday night in St. Peter, Minn.).

"Hopefully with a little more favorable outcome."