UND Women's hockey: Sioux stay on a roll
The UND and Minnesota State-Mankato women's hockey teams kept on streaking Friday night in a 6-1 Sioux victory at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and Allison Parizek each scored two goals to stretch UND's program-record unbeaten st...
The UND and Minnesota State-Mankato women's hockey teams kept on streaking Friday night in a 6-1 Sioux victory at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Monique Lamoureux-Kolls and Allison Parizek each scored two goals to stretch UND's program-record unbeaten streak to eight games, while the Mavericks pushed their winless stretch to 15.
"It's nice that we're picking up points," UND coach Brian Idalski said. "But the devil is in the details, and we haven't put together a full 60 minutes lately. It's good, but it's not good enough."
No. 7 UND (15-7-3 overall, 13-6-2 WCHA) will look for its third straight series sweep at 7:07 tonight against the Mavs. Mankato is one loss or tie away from evening a program-record winless streak of 16, which was set last season.
Idalski and the Sioux weren't pleased with an opening period that saw each team score once. But UND dominated the second half of the game against the Mavericks, outshooting Mankato 18-6 in the final period.
"We had a slow start and none of us were particularly happy with the first 40 minutes," Lamoureux-Kolls said. "Going into the third period with a two-goal lead, you can't be comfortable. But we're happy the way it ended."
The Sioux grabbed some breathing room with a two-goal second period. Lamoureux-Kolls scored at 9 minutes, 28 seconds of the middle period. The sophomore took a pass during a 2-on-1 situation with twin sister Jocelyne Lamoureux and beat Mavericks' goalie Alli Altmann five hole for a 2-1 advantage.
Parizek, a former Minot High School standout, stretched the lead to 3-1 when sustained pressure in the Mavericks' zone led to Parizek batting in her own rebound on the doorstep just 52 seconds after the Lamoureux-Kolls goal.
UND's second line of Parizek, Mary Loken and Alyssa Wiebe accounted for three goals. Loken scored in the first, while Wiebe finished with a pair of assists.
"Playing with Wiebe and Mary has been great, and we've been moving the puck well," Parizek said.
The Sioux tacked on three quick goals in the third period for the final margin. Lamoureux-Kolls and Parizek each got their second of the night 1 minute, 13 seconds apart, followed by a Lamoureux goal a few minutes later.
"(The third-period surge) was two-fold," Idalski said. "I think our condition's pretty good, so as more time goes by we have the ability to make better plays. Then, it was puck movement. We weren't moving the puck nearly as quickly (in the early going). We were being too individualistic.
"I'd like to see us put together a full 60 minutes (tonight). I want to see us play in the first period (tonight) like we did in the third period (Friday) ... start the game with that sense of urgency and not have the ebb and flow."
Lamoureux, who scored her team-leading 23rd goal of the year, finished with a goal and three assists.
UND's six-goal output tied a season high, which the Sioux have now achieved four times.
Lamoureux and Lamoureux-Kolls entered Friday tied with Stasia Bakhit for UND's single-season points record of 38. Bakhit had set the record in 2003-04.
Also, after a goal Friday night, Lamoureux tied Bakhit's single-season goal record of 23.