No. 1 Wisconsin vs. Northeastern
The Huskies put an end to Wisconsin’s undefeated season with a 3-2 win at the DI in DC event. The Badgers looked flat early on, and Northeastern used that opportunity to take a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from McKenna Brand and Tori Sullivan. Sam Cogan cut the lead for the Badgers before the end of the second, but Codie Cross scored the game-winner halfway through the third. A late extra-attacker goal by Abby Roque was not enough for the Badgers.
No. 1 Wisconsin vs. Boston University
Wisconsin bounced back in the second game of the weekend series with a 4-2 win over Boston University. Victoria Bach scored twice for the Terriers, including one just 32 seconds into the game, but three straight from the Badgers from Baylee Wellhausen, Mikaela Gardner, and Alexis Mauermann put Wisconsin ahead for good.
No. 2 Colgate vs. Minnesota Duluth
The Bulldogs showed flashes of last year’s NCAA tournament team with a decisive 4-1 win over Colgate. Naomi Rogge, Sydney Brodt, Ashton Bell, and Lynn Astrup put UMD up before Bailey Larson scored the Raiders’ lone goal.
No. 2 Colgate vs. RIT
Colgate responded with a decisive 6-1 win in the Windjammer Classic consolation game. Shelby Perry had two goals and an assist, and Shae Labbe added a goal and an assist. Kendall Cornine was the lone goal-scorer for RIT.
No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Robert Morris
On Friday, the Buckeyes scored four first-period goals en route to a 7-3 win over the Colonials. Tatum Skaggs tallied a hat trick and Ohio State scored four power-play goals in the win. Aneta Ledlova, Anjelica Diffendal, and Brittany Howard scored for Robert Morris. On Saturday, the teams traded goals before RMU took the 3-2 win with an overtime goal by Brittany Howard. Julianna Iafallo opened the scoring for OSU before Lexi Templeman responded for Robert Morris. Emma Maltais gave the Buckeyes the lead after the second, but Howard equalized in the third before scoring the game-winner.
No. 6 Minnesota vs. Lindenwood
On Friday, Lindenwood got on the board first thanks to a goal just three minutes into the second from Hannah Alt, but Minnesota’s Alex Woken responded with two of her own to give the Gophers the lead heading into the final frame. Olivia Knowles’ third-period goal iced the win for Minnesota. On Saturday, Sydney Baldwin and Cara Piazza had Minnesota up 2-0 after the first. Taylor Girard and Cierra Paisley tied it up for Lindenwood before Olivia Knowles put the Gophers back on top after two periods. Girard added a penalty-shot goal for the Lions in the third period to force overtime. The Gophers were on the man-advantage in the extra period and Knowles scored 50 seconds in to earn the Gophers the win and the sweep.
No. 8 Cornell vs No. 10 Providence
All the scoring on Friday took place in the second period. Madlynne Mills gave Cornell the 1-0 lead four minutes in, and that held for more than 10 minutes. Christina Putigna equalized for Providence, but Kristin O’Neill put Cornell ahead for good just 1:14 after that. Cornell took the first game 2-1. On Saturday, the teams traded goals through the first and second before Mills put Cornell up 3-2. O’Neill’s third-period goal secured the 4-2 win and weekend sweep for the Big Red. Maureen Murphy and Brooke Boquist scored for Providence in the loss.