The WCHA All-Stars doubled their scoring output in their rematch against the U.S. National Team Saturday night at the DECC, but still fell well short in a 5-2 defeat. Bemidji State sophomore Tara Hiscock and North Dakota sophomore Cami Wooster scored goals for the WCHA. Wooster and UNH alum Tricia Dunn-Luoma ’96, who had two goals for the U.S., earned Player of the Game honors.
Three players with Harvard connections conspired to put the U.S. up 2-0 in the first period. Junior Caitlin Cahow netted her first career U.S. goal on a slapshot from the high slot at the seven-minute mark. Then at 12:51, Angela Ruggiero ’04 redirected a slapshot from senior Julie Chu for the 2-0 lead.
Hiscock put the WCHA All-Stars on the board with a shot from the low crease as time expired in the first. The U.S. extended its lead back to two when Dunn-Luoma converted on a two-on-one.
Dunn-Luoma tallied again less than two minutes into the third period when she knocked in a backhanded shot from low in the crease. Recent Minnesota graduate Krissy Wendell upped the U.S. lead at the 10-minute mark, shooting low to the stick-side from her knees.
Wooster scored the second goal for the WCHA All-Stars with eight minutes left to play. The U.S. outshot the WCHA 41-27, including a 23-6 advantage in the third.
The U.S. Women’s National Team will travel to Canada for two games against Team Canada before resuming the Hilton Family Skate to 2006 Tour on Nov. 1, 2005, against the Eastern College Athletic Conference All-Stars at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink.