Gopher Women Remain Undefeated
MINNEAPOLIS (Gophersports.com) – The No. 1 Minnesota women's hockey team (7-0-0, 5-0-0 WCHA) scored five unanswered goals after trailing 2-0 to secure a 5-2 win over Minnesota Duluth (4-5-0, 2-3-0 WCHA) at Ridder Arena Friday night.
Kelly Pannek (2g-1a) and Milica McMillen (3a) led Minnesota in the victory, each recording three points. McMillen’s second assist of the game marked her 100th career point as a Gopher. Amanda Leveille made 17 saves as the Gophers outshot the Bulldogs, 48-19.
Sarah Potomak, Dani Cameranesi, Lee Stecklein, Cara Piazza, Kate Schipper and Megan Wolfe also made their way onto the score sheet for Minnesota.
UMD was led by Ashleigh Brykaliuk (1g-1a) and Lara Stalder (1g), along with receiving 43 saves from freshman goaltender Maddie Rooney.
"Tonight was a real hard fought game," head coach Brad Frost said. "I really liked the resiliency of our team after getting down 2-0 there. To score five unanswered obviously is fantastic, along with getting those three points. Duluth is very well coached, they put a lot of pressure on the puck, and they do a lot of really, really good stuff."
The Gophers and Bulldogs will continue the series at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Ridder Arena.