The weekend saw a few stunning upsets. Here is what we learned.
No. 2 Minnesota at Boston University
On Friday, five different Gophers scored en route to a 5-1 win. Minnesota outshot BU 50-15. Kelly Pannek had three assists. On Saturday, the Terriers jumped out to a 2-0 lead and Minnesota had to score twice in the third period to force overtime. Senior captain Natalie Flynn scored her second of the game to give Boston University the win. They were just her second and third career collegiate goals.
No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth at Minnesota State
On Friday, three different Bulldogs found the back of the net to lead them to a 3-0 win. On Saturday, Megan Hinze scored two third-period power-play goals to give the Mavericks a come-from-behind 2-1 win. Minnesota State goalie Brianna Quade made 39 saves in the win.
No. 4 Clarkson vs. Syracuse
On Friday, Syracuse’s Alysha Burriss tied the game 2-2 with just under two minutes to go after stealing a puck and taking it the length of the ice. On Saturday, Corie Jacobson, Cassidy Vinkle, Cayley Mercer and Jessica Gillham each scored for Clarkson in a 4-1 win.
St. Cloud State at No. 10 North Dakota
On Saturday, UND freshman Alyssa McMillan scored her first collegiate goal in the Fighting Hawks’ 3-2 win. St. Cloud’s Julia Tylke had a goal and an assist. On Sunday, NoDak blanked the Huskies 4-0. Kayla Gardner scored twice for the Fighting Hawks.
Merrimack at Providence
Merrimack had a 2-1 lead early in the third, but two unanswered goals from Providence gave them the 3-2 win. Cassidy Carles had a goal and an assist for Providence
No. 1 Wisconsin at Ohio State
The Badgers used two four-goal second periods to power their sweep of Ohio State. On Friday, Emily Clark had a goal and four assists while Annie Pankowski and Jenny Ryan each scored twice in the 7-0 rout. On Saturday, five different Badgers scored and Clark added two more assist to her weekend total as the Badgers won 5-0.