Jickling nets hat trick, Lischynski posts shutout at Colorado
October 8, 2014 | Boulder, Colo.
Liberty University's ACHA Division I women's hockey team dominated the first of two games at the University of Colorado on Wednesday night, blanking the Buffaloes, 8-0, by outshooting their hosts, 70-21.
"We went after them," said Liberty Head Coach Paul Bloomfield, whose team improved to 6-0. "Their goalie wasn't too bad and they didn't play a bad first period. Our girls really started to roll and in the second period, just kind of ran on top of them. The girls played a really good game. The transition was good and the passes were tape to tape."
Liberty junior forward and team captain Carrie Jickling netted a hat trick, scoring one goal in each period, while two freshmen defensemen — Caroline Innes and Alexis Alexopoulas — scored their first goals as Lady Flames approximately three and six minutes into the second period.
Jickling capitalized on the game's only power play, finishing an assist from senior forward Stephanie St. Amand with 3:08 remaining in the second, pushing Liberty's lead to 6-0.
Senior forwards Sarah Stevenson and Amanda Grainger also scored in the second period before sophomore forward Nicole Douglas netted a goal in the third. Junior forward Catherine Burrell distributed two assists.
Senior Chantal Lischynski started in goal and posted her second shutout, making 21 saves to raise her save percentage to 98.8 through three games.
Freshman Rose Kelley will start her first ACHA game in goal in Thursday's rematch, set for 9:30 p.m.