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Women’s D-I picks: Frozen Four

It’s down to four teams. In last week’s picks, I went 3-1 (.750), missing only the BC-St. Lawrence game. I seem to have trouble picking BC games of late. For the postseason, I am now 26-12 (.684). Let’s see how I do on the last three games. I’ll pick the semis first, and will update for the finals before Saturday morning.

Boston College vs. Wisconsin
A rematch of last year’s Frozen Four semi, won by the Badgers in a close contest. The problem picking this game is both teams have exhibited a lot of streaky play in recent weeks. I figure that the Badgers’ depth will be too much for the Eagles over 60 minutes, especially since BC has a tendency to go to sleep defensively for about five minutes per game. Wisconsin 4-2

Cornell vs. Minnesota
Before Cornell gave up seven goals to Boston University, I thought this game might be closer. Minnesota’s offensive balance and depth is outstanding. Cornell can’t afford to get into a shootout with the Gophers, because Noora Räty won’t give up eight goals. I expect Cornell to play better this weekend defensively, but fall short. Minnesota 5-2

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