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March 13, 2012

2011-12 Season - Augustana moves to 6-2 with win over Otterbein

Freshman Kelly Molloy scored a team-high four goals and assisted on another Tuesday night as Augustana defeated Otterbein 20-3 at Thorson-Lucken Field.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Freshman Kelly Molloy (Glenbard West, Glen Ellyn, Ill.) scored four goals and assisted on another Tuesday night as Augustana moved to 6-2 on the year with a 20-3 win over Otterbein at Thorson-Lucken Field. Freshman Hannah Dickman (Stillwater Area HS, Stillwater, Minn.) had five points as well, on three goals and a pair of assists.

Dickman got the Vikings started with a free position goal just 58 seconds into the contest. At the 25:53 mark, Hilary Kargl (Scared Heart Academy, Louisville, Ky.) scored the first of her three goals in the game on an assist from Kelly Stelzer (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.). That started a scoring barrage, as Augustana scored six goals in a span of less than four minutes to take a 7-0 lead. Dickman's second and third goals of the game and Molloy's first came during that stretch.

Courtney Hilfinger got the Cardinals on the board with a free position goal with 20:36 left in the half. After Kargl and Stelzer scored to make it 9-1, Hilfinger found the net again at the 18:04 mark.

Augustana scored the final six goals of the period, including two each from Emily Pavlik (Lyons Township HS, LaGrange, Ill.) and Alex Palmisano (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.), to take a 15-2 lead into halftime.

The Vikings slowed the pace in the second half, but Molloy added three more scores along with single goals from Stelzer and Christina Letmanski (Glenbard West HS, Wheaton, Ill.). Hilfinger also got her third goal of the night for Otterbein.

In addition to Molloy's four goals and Dickman and Kargl's three, Stelzer, Pavlik, Palmisano and Nattali Shelton (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.) each had two. Allie Roehrenbeck (Columbus Academy, Gahanna, Ohio) led the team with three assists while Stelzer, Dickman and Palmisano each had a pair.

Sarah Osier (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) recorded seven saves in goal for Augustana and improved her record to 6-2 on the year.

The Vikings outshot the visitors 29-14 and also had a 12-4 edge in ground balls. Augustana committed 10 turnovers to 22 for the Cardinals.

Next up for coach Sara Tisdale's squad is a trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 17 for a contest at Carthage. That game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.