Courtney Bloemke had a goal and an assist as St. Scholastica stayed unbeaten with a 4-1 victory over Concordia-Wisconsin in the NCHA semifinals Saturday at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth.
Senior goalie Lori Huseby of Babbitt continued her strong play as she had 21 saves for the Saints (14-0), who advance to play the Adrian-Aurora winner in the opening game of the NCHA championship series at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Mars Lakeview Arena. Adrian downed Aurora 7-0 in the opening game of their series Saturday.
Emily Sabol opened the scoring for CSS at 2:49 in the first period before Concordia's Ally Hull knotted it 1-1 midway through the period. Allie Bussey of Hibbing and Taylor Thompson scored as CSS took control in the second period before Bloemke helped seal it with an insurance goal in the third.
Annalina Van Hercke had 28 saves for Concordia (10-9).
Ty Enns had two goals as Marian rallied to down St. Scholastica 5-3 in the NCHA men’s semifinals in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Teammate Parker Colley added a goal and an assist and goalie Colby Muise had 34 saves for Marian (10-7).
After the Saints’ Nathan Adrian scored just 10 seconds into the third period to put CSS up 3-2, Enns knotted it up 3-3 midway through the period, Brady Pupp scored the game-winner at 16:37 in the third and Colley put in an empty netter to ice it.
Nick Trenciansky had 27 saves for CSS (7-8), which concluded its time in the NCHA and will join the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 2021-22.