Gopher Women Win in Hoops and Hockey
Minneapolis, MN (Gophersports.com) - A late 3-pointer and last-second rebound by Mikayla Bailey sealed a 78-76 victory for Minnesota (11-6, 3-3 Big Ten) over Indiana (10-8, 2-4 Big Ten). Rachel Banham scored 24 points and moved into third on the Big Ten career scoring list in the game. Shayne Mullaney, Carlie Wagner and Allina Starr also scored in double figures. Mullaney scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half.
The Gophers were behind 76-75 when Bailey made a 3-pointer in the corner. Indiana took timeout with 17.7 seconds left as Minnesota led 78-76. Annalese Lamke grabbed a rebound off the Hoosiers’ missed shot and was fouled. Bailey got an offensive rebound on Lamke’s second free throw and the Gophers ran out the clock.
Bailey had seven points in the game. Banham, who was one rebound shy of a double-double, brought her career scoring total to 2,581. She passed Ohio State’s Katie Smith on the conference all-time list.
The game featured 10 ties and 12 lead changes. Minnesota outrebounded Indiana 39-35. The shooting was nearly even, as the Gophers connected 46.3 percent of the time and Indiana 45.9 percent.
Tyra Buss and Kym Royster led the Hoosiers with 17 points each.
MINNEAPOLIS (Gophersports.com) - Defensemen Megan Wolfe and Lee Stecklein scored third-period goals to lift the No. 3 Golden Gopher women's hockey team to a 2-1 win over Minnesota State at Ridder Arena Sunday afternoon.
Minnesota State (3-19-2, 0-17-1-0 WCHA) led 1-0 most of the game on a first-period power-play goal by Hannah Davidson, but Stecklein scored the game-tying goal on the power play at 6:22 of the third period and Wolfe scored her second-straight game-winner with 7:33 remaining to give Minnesota its 20th win of the season (20-3-0, 15-3-0 WCHA).\
The Mavericks held the Gophers scoreless on Minnesota's first three power plays of the game despite the Maroon & Gold recording 11 shots on goal with the man advantage. Stecklein's power-play tally moved the Gophers to one-for-four on the day while MSU was one-for-one on the power play.
The Gophers outshot the Mavericks, 50-8, including a 33-4 advantage through the first two periods. Quade finished with 48 saves while Sidney Peters made seven saves for Minnesota.
Minnesota travels to St. Cloud State next weekend for a Friday-Saturday series. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. CT both days at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.