Minnesota Wins 3rd National Title In 4 Years.
Minnesota stifles Harvard 4-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Megan Wolfe scored early and Amanda Leveille made 19 saves, leading Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over Harvard on Sunday for the third women's hockey championship in four seasons for the Gophers.
Hannah Brandt, Megan Lorence and Rachel Bona had goals in the third period for Minnesota (34-3-4), which returned the trophy to the west after a one-year slip.
Sarah Edney's bad-angle shot from the left corner slipped past Leveille with 4:33 left trimmed the lead to 2-1 and gave Harvard (27-6-3) hope, but Lorence answered with a wrist flip past Crimson goalie Emerance Maschmeyer less than 90 seconds later.
Then came the empty-netter by Bona, and soon after the Gophers were leaping off the bench, flinging their helmets and sticks upward and piling on top of Leveille.