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Pointer Women's Hockey falls short in overtime

UW Stevens Point Women's Hockey.  Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Dept.
UW Stevens Point Women's Hockey. Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Dept.
ADRIAN, MI (UWSP)  -  The UW-Stevens Point women's hockey overcame an early 2-0 deficit only to see the host Bulldogs score the game-winner in overtime as the Pointers fell 3-2 to Adrian College in the opening game of the 2013 O'Brien Cup Playoffs. Box Score Adrian took an early 2-0 lead, scoring two goals in the first three minutes of play, both on powerplays. UWSP cut the deficit in half at the end of the first period asShauna Bollinger (Menomonie, WI/Menomonie) scored off the stick of Allie Tanzer (Chippewa Falls, WI/Chippewa Falls) andCassandra Salmen (Stillwater, MN/Stillwater). Midway through the second period the Pointers knotted up the game at 2-2 as Salmen netted a goal. A scoreless third period forced the NCHA playoff game into overtime. Less than two minutes into the overtime period Adrians Devyn Fitzhenry netted the game winning goal. Hillary Drake (Mosinee, WI/Mosinee) tallied 35 saves in goal for the Pointers and Adrian's Brittany Zeches recorded 33 in the win. The two teams will face-off again tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST in game two of the series. The Pointers need a win to force a decisive mini game and advance to the semifinal.