Minnesota Duluth at No. 1 Wisconsin
The Badgers were 2.3 seconds away from a 5-0 shutout, but Anna Klein put the Bulldogs on the board just before the buzzer. Abby Roque had two goals and an assist in the 5-1 win. Brette Pettet added a goal and an assist. On Saturday, Pettet, Sophia Shaver, and Maddie Rolfes gave the Badgers a 3-0 lead before Naomi Rogge put one in for the Bulldogs. Wisconsin won 3-1 and swept the weekend.
Boston University vs, No. 2 Boston College (home-and-home)
On Friday, Rebecca Leslie scored for BU in the first and Daryl Watts tied it up in the second. Nina Rogers gave the Terriers the edge just 30 seconds into the third, but Toni Ann Miano responded nine minutes later. The game ended a 2-2 tie. Leslie scored both of Boston University’s goals on Saturday, but the BC offense was too much as two goals from Watts helped lead the Eagles to a 4-2 win. Makenna Newkirk and Serena Sommerfield also scored for Boston College.
No. 3 Colgate vs, No. 7 Cornell (home-and-home)
On Friday, Colgate outshot Cornell, 35-16, but Cornell came out with the 2-1 win thanks to goals from Madlynne Mills and Jamie Bourbonnais. Olivia Zafuto was the lone goal-scorer for Colgate. On Saturday, the first period was fast and furious, with five combined goals. Cornell was up 3-2 after the first and had a 4-2 lead until about midway through the game before Bailey Larson, Bailey Bennett, and Jessie Eldridge scored three unanswered to give Colgate the 5-4 win. Paige Lewis had two goals and an assist for Cornell.
No. 8 St. Lawrence vs No. 4 Clarkson (home-and-home)
On Thursday, the teams were scoreless for the first 44 minutes before Rhyen McGill and Elizabeth Giguere scored three minute apart to put Clarkson up 2-0. Nadine Edney got St. Lawrence on the board, but it was not enough as Clarkson took game one 2-1. On Saturday, Amanda McClure put St. Lawrence up 1-0 but it was all Clarkson from there. Loren Gabel, Michaela Pejzlova, Josiane Pozzebon and Giguere scored four straight to give the Golden Knights the 4-1 win and series sweep.
St. Cloud State at No. 5 Ohio State
On Friday, Abby Thiessen and Dana Rasmussen had St. Cloud State up 2-0 after the first period, but Ohio State chipped away. Tatum Skaggs scored in the second and Julianna Iafallo tied it up in the third to force overtime. It took a shootout to decide this one. Ohio State’s Grace Zarzecki was the lone goal-scorer to give Ohio State the extra point. On Saturday, OSU outshot SCSU, 41-18, but the goalies stood tall and it was scoreless after regulation and overtime. Liv Halvorson scored for the Buckeyes in the shootout to earn the extra point for OSU.
Bemidji State vs No. 6 Minnesota
On Friday, Briana Jorde scored in the first to put Bemidji State up 1-0. Minnesota responded with goals from Caitlin Reilly and Emily Brown before Paige Beebe responded to leave the teams tied at two after the second period. It took overtime to decide a winner as Grace Zumwinkle scored with 26 seconds left in the extra frame to give Minnesota the 3-2 win. On Saturday, Jacqueline Kaasa scored early for Bemidji and Alex Woken responded 23 seconds later for Minnesota. In the second, Zumwinkle put the Gophers up 2-1 before Bailey Wright equalized it for the Beavers. From there, it was all BSU. Kaasa added a second goal and an assist on Emily Berland’s score to give Bemidji the 4-2 win and series split.
Mercyhurst vs No. 9 Robert Morris
On Friday, Robert Morris outshot Mercyhurst, 24-13, but the Brooke Hartwick’s goal for the Lakers was the difference in the 1-0 win. On Saturday, Kristen Welsh buried a power-play goal in the first for the Colonials. Maggie Knott tied it for the Lakers in the second, but Amber Rennie’s third-period goal earned Robert Morris the 2-1 win and a series split.