Women’s hockey loses in MIAC semifinals to St. Kate’s

St. Thomas’ MIAC postseason run ended yesterday after the Tommies came up short against No. 2 seed St. Catherine in the semifinal round of the MIAC women’s hockey playoffs.

No. 3 seed St. Thomas lost 4-3 and for the first time in eight seasons the Tommies will not be in the MIAC title game.

The Wildcats poured in goals early and often amassing four goals before the start of the third period. St. Thomas senior Jenny Schnaible broke the Tommies scoring drought with an unassisted goal in the second period.

The Tommies rallied in the third period on goals from senior Kristine Breese and junior Kelley Fallen but couldn’t close the gap.

St. Thomas did out shoot the Wildcats, compiling 33 shots on goal to St. Catherine’s 22. But the Tommies couldn’t capitalize on power play opportunities going 0-4.

St. Thomas ends its season with a 14-10-3 record.

Ben Katzner can be reached at bekatzner@stthomas.edu