ASU women's hockey went 1-2-1 in the WWCHL Showcase

The Sun Devil hockey team suffered ups and downs over the weekend ending with one win, two losses and a tie

The ASU women's hockey team went 1-2-1 during its trip to the Western Women's Collegiate Hockey League Showcase over the weekend.

Friday:

In ASU's first game of the showcase tournament in Boulder, the Sun Devils suffered a 3-2 loss against University of Denver

The first period of the contest saw more than its fair share of offense with four different goals coming in the opening frame. 

ASU senior defenseman KC McGinley scored less than three minutes into the period, and the Sun Devils got off to an ideal start to their road trip. 

However, Denver would not stay down for long as they came back with three straight goals from forward Marissa Lambert

The hat trick would prove to be the difference in the game as ASU would strike one more time in the second period with a goal from freshman forward Ashlyn Sunderman, but it would not be enough in a scoreless third period that sealed a Pioneers victory.

Saturday:

Saturday would be a busy day for ASU as the team played two games in 24 hours. The end results were a 4-4 tie and a 3-2 overtime victory.

The 4-4 tie would come at the hands of the Midland University Lady Warriors, a program that ASU has never beaten or tied before. 

In a game that went down to the wire, the Sun Devils came back from a 4-1 deficit in the second half until freshman forward Katharine Jones notched a goal with just five seconds left in the period. 

Entering the final 20 minutes of play, the Sun Devils rallied and recorded two goals. Freshman forward Amy Gulliksen scored on an assist from freshman forward Danielle Dupont, and Jones picked up her second goal in the waning minutes to tie the game.


The late strike came with an extra attacker on the ice and a five minute overtime would ensue following the goal, but the score would hold at four a piece.

Later on that evening, the Sun Devils would be right back out on the ice to take on Air Force Academy. The game ended with ASU's lone win of the weekend, and freshman defenseman Sheridan Gloyd would play the role of overtime hero when she buried a goal during three-on-three overtime to secure a 3-2 victory.

Sunday:

On Sunday, ASU concluded its weekend in Colorado with a 3-1 loss at the hands of Midland. 

Playing ASU for the second day in a row, the Warriors were able to generate a plethora of scoring opportunities as they neared a 50-shot plateau against ASU junior goaltender Jordan Nash-Boulden.

ASU's lone goal would be courtesy of Jones, but the contest would hold at 3-1 as Midland was able to pull out the victory. 

The women's team will return back home for just three days before heading right back on the road next weekend to play in the Missouri Showcase Tournament.


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