Lake Forest College Sports Information
December 2, 2006
Contact: Mike Wajerski, SID

Lake Forest Records Victory and Tie at Home Against Eau Claire
Jen Clouthier and Laura Wilson score a goal in each game

Jen Clouthier
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Forester women’s hockey team hosted a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series against UW-Eau Claire over the weekend (December 1-2). Lake Forest defeated the Blugolds 4-2 Friday night and the teams skated to a 2-2 tie on Saturday. The Foresters are now 5-0-3 overall this season and 2-0-2 in league play. Eau Claire is 3-4-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the NCHA.

Lake Forest took the early lead Friday night on junior Courtney DeHoey’s (Chatham, Ont./Bluewater Jr. Hawks) team-high eighth goal of the season at the opening period’s 3:19 mark. She was assisted by classmate Laura Wilson (Corunna, Ont./Sarnia Sting). Freshman Maggie Bresser (Fond du Lac, Wis./Waupun H.S.) doubled the lead for the home team with her second score of the season at 8:47. Junior Kerry Gotowka (West Simsbury, Conn./Westminster School) and senior Michelle Ricketts (Rochester, Mich./Honeybaked) were each credited with an assist. Eau Claire, however, got on the scoreboard with 1:38 to play in the period and tied the score on a power play goal just 49 seconds later.

Forester junior Jen Clouthier (Aurora, Ill./Chicago Mission) scored the only goal of the second stanza at 8:16. Bresser assisted on what turned out to be the game winning score.

Wilson added an insurance goal for the home team at the 17:20 mark of the third period. She was assisted by DeHoey and junior Allison Rushing (Seattle, Wash./Seattle Admirals).

Senior Sally Bevis (Huntington, N.Y./North American Hockey Academy) tallied 28 saves to earn the victory. She is now 2-0-2 on the season with a 1.92 goals against average and .923 save percentage. Freshman Ryann McCarthy (Lombard, Ill./Team Illinois) was in goal for the Foresters on Saturday and stopped 33 of 35 Blugold shots on goal. She is 3-0-1 on the year with a 2.94 goals against average and .901 save percentage.

Eau Claire opened the scoring on Saturday with a goal at the 18:59 mark of the opening period.

Both teams scored once in the second period, beginning with Clouthier’s fourth of the year at 4:20. She was assisted by senior Katie Snowden (Toronto, Ont./Willowdale Redwings). Eau Claire regained the lead with a power play goal at 5:52.

Wilson scored the game-tying power play goal with 8:31 to play in regulation. Rushing and Gotowka assisted as Wilson matched DeHoey’s with her eighth score of the season.

Lake Forest will resume NCHA play Tuesday (December 5) night at home against UW-Stevens Point. The game will begin at 7:00.

Friday's Box Score
Saturday's Box Score