Memorable Game for Rork
ï»¿SAINT PAUL (January 17, 2012) – Adrian College senior forward Olivia Rork (Wayne, Mich. / Victory Honda) has been selected Player fo the Week in the NCHA Women’s Conference for the week ending January 16. Rork put together one of the greatest individual single-game performances in NCHA history last Sunday in a 7-3 win over visiting Concordia-Wisconsin.
After being held scoreless in game one of the series, Rork responded with a five-point game the following day. Her three goals and two assists tied her at 3rd place all-time for most points in a single NCHA contest. The all-time most points in a game is eight (Mika Sharpe, UW-Superior, December 2, 2000).
Three of Rork’s points came before the Lady Bulldogs started to pull away from the Falcons. She opened the scoring at 8:14 of the first and then assisted on a goal just under two minutes later. With the score 2-1 Adrian, she assisted on a Danielle Smith goal midway through the second period. She completed her hat trick with a goal at 6:50 of the third, putting Adrian up 7-1.
Around the Rinks ...
Lake Forest, UW-River Falls Split: The Foresters and Falcons split in a highly-anticipated series between the top two teams in the conference. UW-River Falls had three players with multi-point games in a 5-1 win last Friday. The Falcons shot out to a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of that game. Lake Forest responded with a 4-2 win the next day, paced by goalie Stacey Dierking’s 35 saves. She made 15 saves in the third period alone.
Wednesday Night Showdown: East-West
bragging rights will be on the line Wednesday when UW-River Falls
hosts #7 Amherst. Amherst’s signature wins this year
include a 3-2 win over #4 Middlebury and a 3-2 win over #6
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