The action was again a little light this weekend. The big series saw Minnesota-Duluth face North Dakota.
No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth at No. 9 North Dakota
On Saturday, Minnesota-Duluth scored twice in 34 seconds midway through the first period to take a 2-0 lead. Halli Krzyzaniak halved the deficit late in the third, but it was not enough as the Bulldogs won 2-1. On Sunday, UMD was up 2-0 in the second on goals from Sidney Morin and Katie McGovern, but Amy Menke got the Fighting Hawks close and Charly Dahlquist scored with just 28.8 seconds left in the game to force overtime. Officially, it ends a 2-2 tie, but UND earned the extra WCHA point by winning the shootout as Ryleigh Houston was the only player to score.
Yale 3, at No. 5 Colgate 4
Colgate scored two third-period goals to extend their unbeaten streak to 12 games, a program record. Jessie Eldridge had two goals and an assist, giving her 22 points on the season. Phoebe Staenz and Krista Yip-Chuck had a goal and an assist each for Yale.
No. 10 Princeton 2, at Harvard 1 (OT)
Freshman defenseman Julia Edgar scored her first collegiate goal in overtime to give the Tigers the win. Princeton outshot the Crimson 52-21 and Harvard’s Molly Tissenbaum was spectacular in goal to keep her team in the game.
Syracuse at Mercyhurst
Special teams were on display Friday as each team scored two power-play goals, but it was a three-goal second period from Syracuse that powered them to the win. Heather Schwarz scored twice to lead the Orange. On Saturday, Mercyhurst scored three times in the final frame to secure a split of the series. Maggie Knott scored twice and added an assist to lead the Lakers. Stephanie Grossi scored twice for Syracuse.
No. 8 Quinnipiac 2, at Dartmouth 1
The Bobcats outshot Dartmouth 35-16 and Kate MacKenzie scored her first collegiate goal to give Quinnipiac the win.
No. 10 Princeton 2, at Dartmouth 3 (OT)
Eleni Tebano scored with under a minute to go in overtime to give Dartmouth the upset and their first win of the season. Dartmouth scored twice in the first and Karlie Lund scored twice in the second period to tie the game and send it to overtime.
No. 8 Quinnipiac 2, at Harvard 1
All three goals were scored in the final period, with Harvard taking the lead just 1:47 in on Val Turgeon’s goal. Katie Tabin scored her second collegiate goal and Taylar Cianofarano secured the win for Quinnipiac.
Boston University at Maine
On Friday, Victoria Bach tallied a hat trick, including two goals in BU’s three-goal third period to secure the 5-3 win. On Saturday, it was Maine freshman Tereza Vanisova that came away with the hat trick, as she scored three goals in just over six minutes to give the Black Bears a 4-1 win and a series split.
The rest of the top 10
Boston College swept New Hampshire on the weekend in a home-and-home, winning 5-1 Friday and 7-1 Saturday at home. Makenna Newkirk had two goals and an assist Friday, and Andie Anastos had two goals and an assist Saturday. Delaney Belinskas also scored twice Saturday.
Clarkson swept the Rensselaer/Union travel pair, defeating Union 5-1 on Friday with five players scoring, and following that with an 8-3 win over RPI Saturday. Jessica Gilham had a goal and assist in Clarkson’s three-goal first period, and Cayley Mercer had three assists in the game.
St. Lawrence continued its strong start with a sweep of the Rensselaer/Union travel pair, defeating RPI 4-1 on Friday and Union 4-0 on Saturday. Kennedy Marchment had a goal and two assists Friday, and notched two more assists on Saturday.