Lake Forest at No. 10 St. Scholastica
Maddie Davis and Julia Unterseher scored in the final four minutes of the third period on Friday to secure the 4-3 win for Lake Forest. Abby Sawyer had two goals for St. Scholastica in the loss. On Saturday, St. Scholastica had the lead twice before three second-period goals from the Foresters secured a second 4-3 win. Kayla Griffith led Lake Forest with a goal and an assist.
No. 3 Elmira at Neumann
Elmira outshot Neumann 41-9 on Friday, but needed a late goal from Meghan Fonara — her second of the game — to secure a 2-1 victory. Jordyn Cholish scored for Neumann. On Saturday, Elmira showed why they are ranked third in the nation as they rolled to a 7-0 win. L. Lippiat Durnell scored her first goal of the season less than a minute into the game and then added a goal and three assists and Sydney Fischer also had two goals.
No. 9 Utica at Buffalo State
On Friday, Erin Gehen scored less than four minutes into the game to get Buffalo State on the board first. Utica’s Meghan Power answered less than five minutes later to even the game at one. Rachel Lenard scored a power-play goal for the Bengals just before the end of the second period and that would be enough to give Buffalo State the upset win. On Saturday, the Bengals killed a five-on-three power play with less than nine minutes to go in the game. That gave them the momentum and Erin Gehen scored the game’s only goal with 1:47 left to go in the game to give Buffalo State the sweep.
No. 1 Plattsburgh at William Smith
Plattsburgh outshot William Smith 54-16 on Saturday, but needed to come from behind to win 2-1. Stephanie Hampton scored for William Smith just five minutes into the game. Erin Brand evened the score a minute before the period break and Jordan Lipson scored the game-winner midway through the second to give the top-ranked Cardinals the win. All three goals were scored on the power play. On Sunday, five different Cardinals scored to give Plattsburgh the 5-1 win. Erin Brand led with a goal and two assists. Jordan Roetzer scored for William Smith.
No. 6 St. Thomas at No. 2 Wisconsin-River Falls
Wis.-River Falls needed a power-play goal from Carly Moran with less than four minutes to go in the game to secure a 2-1 win over St. Thomas. Bella Wagner opened the scoring for the Falcons midway through the second period. Rachel Werdin scored an unassisted goal for St. Thomas less than a minute into the third period to tie the game at one.
The rest of the top 10
No. 8 Norwich blanked Salve Regina 5-0 and followed it with a win in a high-scoring affair against Manhattanville, 7-4.
No. 5 Adrian defeated St. Norbert, 3-1, and swept its weekend with a win over Concordia (Wis.), by an identical 3-1 score.
No. 2 Wisconsin-River Falls jumped all over Bethel, 7-1.