The Wildcats got their first win in a big way Saturday night with an 8 - 1 victory over the Washington Wolves.  Wildcats' center Diane Sanders opened the scoring early with just 3 minutes into the game.  She was assisted by Margaret Bartha.  The Wildcats' penalty kill unit got their first opportunity less than a minute later when Krista Ehlert was given a hooking minor.  The PK unit kept up the pressure and as the last second of the penalty expired, Heather Meyer potted the puck with the assist going to Michele Forte.  The third goal of the night came when Krista Ehlert picked up the puck from behind the Wolves' net and shot it through traffic to Margaret Bartha, who popped it into the net from her position at the back door.

The Wolves scored in the second period, but the Wildcats were quick to answer back after they won the ensuing face-off.  Defenseman Cambria Ungaro received the puck from the face-off, and went around the world and straight into the Wolves' zone and scored her first goal as a Wildcat.  Way to go, Cambria!  Later, the Cats went on the power play and Pat Lyons cashed in with a goal.  The scoring only continued from there for the Wildcats with unassisted goals for Michele Forte and Margaret Bartha.  Bartha completed her hat trick in the third period off a pass from Laura Zdenahlik.  Congratulations, Margaret!

The Wildcats welcomed Katie Pepelko, who made her debut Saturday as the Cats' goaltender.  Katie gave a solid performance between the pipes, and the Cats' are glad to have her on the team!  A great game and a great effort by all!

Now, the Wildcats have their sights set on next Saturday and the Firestorm.  LET'S GO CATS!!!