No. 2 Minnesota at No. 1 Wisconsin
Kate Schipper of Minnesota scored on a power play and added an empty netter to take a 2-0 win on Saturday. Dani Cameranesi left the ice early in the third after an awkward fall in the corner. She didn’t play Sunday and is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. On Sunday, the Badgers got revenge and earned a series split with an 8-2 win. Sarah Nurse tallied Wisconsin’s first-ever hat trick against Minnesota. Baylee Wellhausen scored twice. It was the first time the Gophers gave up eight goals since 1999.
No. 5 Clarkson vs. No. 3 St. Lawrence (home-and-home)
On Thursday, Ella Shelton scored for Clarkson with just 30 seconds left in the game to tie it up and force overtime. Kennedy Marchment scored twice and Brooke Webster had three assists for St. Lawrence in the 3-3 tie. On Saturday, Clarkson held a 2-0 lead heading in to the final frame before scoring twice in the opening minutes to put the game out of reach. The 4-1 win gives Clarkson sole possession of first place in the ECAC.
Mercyhurst at Lindenwood
Four different players scored for Mercyhurst and Taylor Accursi had three assists as the Lakers won 4-0 on Friday. On Saturday, Taylor Girard scored twice in the third period to lead Lindenwood to a 3-1 win. The Lions were winless until mid-November and now have three wins and a tie in their last six games.
Boston University at Connecticut
Sammy Davis, Nina Rodgers, and Mary Parker each scored in the second period to lead BU to a 4-1 win on Friday. On Saturday, Connecticut’s Kelly Harris scored a power-play goal to give the Huskies the lead after one. Sammy Davis scored her second of the weekend to even the score in the first few minutes of the second. Marisa Maccario scored a short-handed goal less than a minute later to give Connecticut the 2-1 lead that would hold.
Bemidji State at Minnesota State
On Friday, Emma Terres and Lauren Miller scored for Bemidji en route to a 2-0 win. On Saturday, Sarah Bustad, Emily Anthony, and Anna-Maria Fiegert scored in the first 6:04 of the game to give the Mavericks a lead they would not relinquish. Kiki Radke scored twice for Bemidji, but they could not mount the comeback. Minnesota State hasn’t won two conference games since the 2013-14 season, one of which was against Bemidji on January 4, 2014.
Robert Morris at Penn State
Penn State held a 1-0 lead late into the second period on Saturday, but Robert Morris scored three in a row en route to a 4-2 victory. Aneta Ledlova, Katherine Murphy, and Amber Pantaleo each had a goal and an assist for the Colonials. On Sunday, Penn State scored four times in the third period to try to mount a comeback, but could not close it out. Every time the Nittany Lions closed the deficit to a single goal, Robert Morris responded. Laura Bowman scored three times for Penn State and Jaycee Gebhard had two goals and an assist in the 6-5 win for the Colonials. Robert Morris is undefeated in its last 11 games.
Vermont at No. 10 Northeastern
On Saturday, Victoria Andreakos scored for Vermont with 53 seconds left in the third period to force overtime and Alyssa Gorecki scored just over a minute into the extra frame to give the Catamounts their first win over Northeastern since Nov. 23, 2013. On Sunday, the teams traded goals and headed to overtime tied 2-2. Eve-Audrey Picard secured the win for Vermont. It’s the first time in program history that the Catamounts have upset three ranked teams in a season.
No. 9 North Dakota at Ohio State
Despite outshooting Ohio State 43-23 in the game, North Dakota and the Buckeyes tied 1-1. Goals from freshmen Ryleigh Houston and Emma Nuutinen gave the Fighting Hawks the shootout win and extra conference point. Houston scored NoDak’s lone goal. On Saturday, Ohio State got two goals from freshman third-liners Samantha Bouley and Rebecca Freigburger to take a 2-1 win over the Fighting Hawks. OSU goalie Kassidy Sauve made 85 saves on the weekend.
Harvard at No. 7 Colgate
Val Turgeon, Haley Mullins, and Lexie Laing each scored for the Crimson in the third period to give them a 3-2 lead, but Colgate pulled goalie Julia Vandyk with :29 to go in the game and it paid off when Jessie Eldridge scored eight seconds later to tie the game. Breanne Wilson-Bennett scored twice for Colgate.
The rest of the top 10
No. 8 Quinnipiac 4 at Union/Rensselaer
Quinnipiac swept a weekend road trip while only giving up one goal, defeating Union 4-0 and Rensselaer 6-1. Emma Woods scored four goals against RPI and one against Union.
No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth at St. Cloud State
Minnesota-Duluth swept St. Cloud State, 3-0 and 3-2. Maddie Rooney made 15 saves in the shutout Friday and 17 on Saturday, stopping 12 in the third when the Huskies mounted a furious comeback attempt.
No. 7 Colgate 2, Dartmouth 1
Julia Vandyk made 22 saves as Colgate edged Dartmouth.
No. 6 Boston College 8, Providence 0
Katie Burt made 17 saves and Toni Ann Miano and Erin Connolly each had two goals as Boston College rolled past Providence.