Union ends winless drought
Penn State and Union split a weekend series, with Union earning its first win in 56 tries. On Friday night, Nittany Lions seniors Laura Bowman and Amy Petersen each tallied a hat trick in Penn State’s 8-1 win. On Saturday, Haley Shugart and Emily Erickson each scored two to lead the Dutchwomen to a 4-2 win, their first since December 12, 2014.
Bemidji State upsets Minnesota
The Beavers earned a series split with Minnesota with a 2-0 victory on Saturday. Britni Mowat stopped 31, the defense blocked 29 shots, and Summer Thibodeau’s goal just 1:21 into the game proved to be enough. Ciscely Nelson’s empty-netter sealed the victory.
The Gophers needed three third-period goals, two of which came from captain Dani Cameranesi, to edge past Bemidji on Friday night.
St. Lawrence enters the picture
The Saints, who were picked to finish seventh in the ECAC in the preseason polls, showed they’re going to be a contender with a win and a tie against No. 4 Clarkson. That comes on the heels of wins over Northeastern. They were just 27.2 seconds away from a weekend sweep.
On Friday, Brooke Webster and Kirsten Padalis each tallied a power-play goal just 32 seconds apart to give St. Lawrence the come-from-behind win. On Saturday, Webster had two assists to reach 100 career points. Hannah Miller scored two of the Saints’ goals.
St. Cloud rallies against North Dakota
On Friday, the Fighting Hawks won 1-0 on the back of Amy Menke’s power-play goal and Lexie Shaw’s 25 saves. On Saturday, the Huskies rallied to beat North Dakota, 3-2. NoDak scored twice in the final minutes of the second period to take a 2-1 lead, but Julia Tylke and Kelsey Saelens netted goals to give St. Cloud the win. Freshman goalie Janine Adler came on in relief of Taylor Crosby, who left the game after a collision, and stopped all 21 shots she faced.
Vermont moves to 2-0
The Catamounts upset Hockey East rival No. 9 Boston University with a late goal by Alyssa Gorecki. Melissa Black, who transferred from Union, had 38 saves and went a perfect seven-for-seven on the penalty kill.
How the rest of the top 10 fared
Wisconsin, coming off a bye week, beat Ohio State on Friday night, 3-0, on the back of two goals from Emily Clark. Jenny Ryan added the final goal on a nice break from the penalty box off a pass from Clark. On Saturday, Ohio State ended Wisconsin’s 26-game home win streak, which dated back to the end of the 2014-15 season, as the Buckeyes earned a hard-fought tie. Goalie Kassidy Sauve made 37 saves. Wisconsin freshman Abby Roque was the only player to score in the shootout, giving Wisconsin the extra conference point.
Quinnipiac moved to 4-0 with wins against Connecticut and New Hampshire. On Friday, Taylar Cianfarano scored twice and Sydney Rossman notched a 21-save shutout as the Bobcats topped the Huskies, 3-0. On Saturday, Rossman had her third straight shutout and Meghan Turner had a goal and an assist in the Bobcats’ 3-0 win over UNH.
Boston College goalie Katie Burt stopped a penalty shot on Saturday and Caitrin Longeran gave the Eagles the lead just seconds after Maine tied the game to give BC the 2-1 win. On Sunday, the freshmen showed they’re ready to make an impact as Delaney Belinskas became the first BC freshman to tally four goals in a game in 20 years. Bridget McCarthy capped off the scoring to give Boston College the 5-1 win over the Black Bears.
Minnesota-Duluth became the only WCHA team with a perfect conference record as it swept Minnesota State-Mankato, 4-0 and 5-1. The Bulldogs scored three power-play goals on Friday night. Lara Stalder led the Bulldogs with three goals and three assists on the weekend while Katherine McGovern added two goals and two assists.
Olivia Zafuto scored a power-play goal with 17.2 seconds left to give Colgate the 4-3 win over Merrimack Friday night. On Saturday, Annika Zalewski’s goal and three assists led Raiders to a 6-0 win.