Mustangs Drop Second Straight in 7-2 Loss at Augsburg

Mustangs Drop Second Straight in 7-2 Loss at Augsburg

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Stevenson women's ice hockey team was outshot 38-18 while Augsburg was 2-for-4 on the power play as the Mustangs dropped their second straight game, 7-2, Saturday evening at Ed Saugestad Rink.

The Mustangs (11-2-1), who allowed just 0.50 goals per game through the first 12, have allowed 15 goals over the last two. The team has also give up three power play goals during that time after killing off 39 of the first 40.

The Auggies (6-5-1) got on the board first after Kayla Fuechtmann scored off a rebound that bounced away from senior Sarah Modzelewski. The goal marked the second straight game that Stevenson has faced a deficit after not facing one during the team's 12-game unbeaten streak to begin the season.

Senior Katie Abbott tied the game at one as the Mustangs converted on their fourth power play opportunity of the first period. Classmate Brooke Webber tallied her fifth assist of the year.

The hosts grabbed a 2-1 lead at the first intermission as Augsburg scored on its second power play chance of the opening frame.

Three unanswered goals in the second period gave the Auggies a 5-1 advantage as Ausgburg outshot Stevenson 31-13 after 40 minutes. The Mustangs have been outshot 83-32 over the last two games after averaging 38.6 prior.

Stevenson is 1-10 in the last three seasons when totaling less than 20 shots, including 0-2 this season.

Freshman Caitie Darosa made her second consecutive appearance after Modzelewski finished with 18 saves through half of the game. Darosa tallied 13 saves in 30 minutes of play.

Senior Madison Lange recorded her fourth goal of the season, an unassisted tally with 1:04 remaining in the third period. It is the first goal for Lange since the third game of the season as she recorded four points through the first three games.

Fuechtmann and Megan Johnson led the Auggies with two goals apiece while Darby Lindgen totaled two assists. Erika Allen totaled 12 saves through two periods of play.

The Mustangs finished 1-for-5 on the power play while winning 30 of the 59 face-offs. Sophomore Chelsea Blackburn led the way winning 12 of her 15 face-offs.

Stevenson returns to action on Sunday, January 10 when the Mustangs face the Auggies in game two of a two-game series. Opening face-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EST.