The Power of Pink

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, and both the Division I and II women’s hockey teams raised awareness to help fight the cause that so many suffer from.

In honor of those who have passed away or have been diagnosed with breast cancer, both teams sported pink jerseys in their games over the past weekend.

The DI Women’s Hockey team welcomed the Ohio State Buckeyes to Munn Ice Arena for a weekend series and showed no mercy. The Spartans shut the Buckeyes out twice, 2-0 and 7-0.

“We all played really well together,” junior goaltender Maria Barlow said, who started in Sunday’s game. “My defense definitely stepped it up and our forecheck has been amazing this whole weekend.”

Both Spartan goaltenders didn’t have much action, as Ohio State combined for a total of 12 shots all weekend. On the other hand, MSU registered more than 40 shots in each game for a weekend total of 96.

Forward Kara Scaturro, who led the nation last year in scoring, had a two-goal game in their 7-0 win over the Buckeyes on Sunday.

“A shift or two before that my coach told me to find open areas and that’s what I tried to do,” Scaturro said. “I got the puck and shot it once and followed up on my rebound, which we have been emphasizing on crashing the net.”

 Captain Alex Kann also had two goals in Sunday’s game.

The Spartans had a clean sweep against Ohio State and got a lot of shots to the net, but the coaching staff is looking for more goals to come from those opportunities.

“We’ll be working on this all season long – picking spots and hitting our holes,” head coach Jeff Wilson said. “We need to become goal scorers instead of shooters.”


David Defever is the host of Behind The Mask for Impact Sports

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