Women’s D-I weekend wrap Jan. 14: No. 5 Princeton rolls over No. 4 Cornell, Wisconsin splits with Ohio State

Carly Bullock (Princeton - 20). ((c) Shelley M. Szwast 2016)
Carly Bullock and Princeton solidified their lead in the ECAC. ((c) Shelley M. Szwast 2016)

No. 1 Wisconsin at No. 7 Ohio State
Wisconsin outshot the Buckeyes 32-20, but Jincy Dunne’s first-period power-play goal was the difference Friday as Ohio State won, 1-0. In game two, Britta Curl put Wisconsin up 1-0 less than a minute into the game. Emma Maltais responded midway through the first, but Sophie Shirley’s power-play goal had the Badgers up 2-1 heading into the first-period break. Annie Pankowski doubled the lead in the second, but Sophie Jacques closed the gap with 26 seconds left in the period. In the third, it was all Badgers as Curl scored her second and Sophie Shirley iced it to give the Badgers the 5-2 win.

No. 2 Minnesota at Minnesota State
Emily Oden had a goal and one assist and Taylor Heise had two assists as the Gophers won on Friday, 5-1. Taylor Williamson, Grace Zumwinkle, and Abigail Boreen put Minnesota ahead with a 3-0 lead on Saturday, but Minnesota State came back with two goals in a minute from Jordan McLaughlin and Brooke Bryant to make it 3-2. Alex Woken scored an unassisted goal just before the period break have Minnesota up 4-2 entering the third period. Brittyn Fleming pulled the Mavericks closer, but Amy Potomak put it away for the Gophers as they won 6-3.

No. 10 Boston College versus No. 3 Northeastern
Tori Sullivan, Chloè Aurard, and Andrea Renner scored in the opening frame to put Northeastern up 3-0 Friday, and they never looked back. Daryl Watts ensured it wasn’t a shutout, but Kasidy Anderson’s empty-netter iced the win as Northeastern took game one 4-1. On Saturday, Megan Keller scored twice in the first to put Boston College up early in the game. Renner cut the lead late in the period, but Watts’ goal with 27 seconds left in the first put the Eagles up 3-1. Kali Flanagan and Kelly Browne scored for Boston College and Anderson added another on the weekend to put the score at 5-2 after two periods. Brooke Hobson and Maddie Hartman scored for Northeastern to cut the lead to one with about 13 minutes to go, but that would be the closest it would get. Delaney Belinskas scored twice to close out the game for the Eagles as they won, 7-5.

No. 5 Princeton at No. 4 Cornell
Maggie Connors and Sarah Fillier led the Tigers with two goals and two assists each as Princeton rolled to a 5-0 win.

Quinnipiac at No. 4 Cornell
Cornell got on the board first with a goal from Joie Phelps to head into the first break with a 1-0 lead. Kati Tabin tied the game in the second for Quinnipiac, but Maddie Mills scored the game-winner 2:22 into the third to earn the 3-1 win for the Big Red.

No. 5 Princeton at No. 9 Colgate
Princeton extended its unbeaten streak to 18 games with a 4-4 tie against Colgate. Claire Thompson opened the scoring early, putting the Tigers up 1-0 2:13 into the game. Tanner Gates tied it for Colgate two minutes later. Maggie Connors and Carly Bullock scored in the second to help the Tigers pull away 3-1, but Colgate came roaring back in the third. Malia Schneider and Shae Labbe tied the game. Connors scored her fourth goal of the weekend with 1:02 left to play, and it looked like it would be a game-winner, but Jessie Eldridge scored with 9.4 seconds left to tie the game 4-4 and force overtime.

No. 6 Clarkson at Rensselaer
T.T. Cianfarano and Josiane Pozzebon each had a goal and an assist and 11 different Golden Knights tallied points as Clarkson cruised to a 5-1 win. Jaimie Grigsby was the goal-scorer for RPI.

No. 6 Clarkson at Union
Michaela Pejzlová scored two goals and had three assists to lead Clarkson to a 6-0 win over Union. Loren Gabel had three goals in the win.

Boston University versus No. 8 Providence
On Friday, Sammy Davis scored twice in the span of a minute late in the first period to give BU at 2-0 lead before Maureen Murphy put Providence on the board just before the horn. Sara Hjalmarsson tied the game up 1:14 into the second, but Emma Wuthrich gave the Terriers a 3-2 lead heading into the third. Hayley Lunny knotted the score once again midway through the third, but Nara Elia responded and Deizray De Sousa potted an empty-net goal to give BU the 5-3 win. On Saturday, both teams scored early, but BU began to pull away as Mackenna Parker and Natasza Tarnowski scored 28 seconds apart to give the Terriers a 3-1 lead heading into the first-period break. Cassidy MacPherson scored a short-handed goal in the second to narrow the margin, but De Sousa’s third-period goal ensured a 4-2 win and weekend sweep for the Terriers.