Women’s D-I weekend wrap Jan. 20: Minnesota and Wisconsin split, Ohio State swept by Minnesota Duluth

Maddie Rooney (Minnesota Duluth Athletics)
Maddie Rooney helped Minnesota Duluth swept Ohio State. (Minnesota Duluth Athletics)

No. 1 Wisconsin at No. 2 Minnesota
On Friday, the Badgers struck first as Emily Clark scored on a power play just 5:20 into the game. Wisconsin controlled the first period, but Minnesota was able to keep them from further damage. The Gophers came out flying in the second, and Nicole Schammel scored just 18 seconds into the period to tie the game. Period two belonged mostly to Minnesota. In the third, Wisconsin found its rhythm again and Maddie Rolfs scored the game-winner with five minutes to go to give Wisconsin the 2-1 win. On Saturday, Schammel continued her stellar weekend as she scored twice and added an assist. Sophie Skarzynski opened the scoring for Minnesota, and Schammel added her first to give the Gophers a 2-0 lead midway through the second. Sophie Shirley scored off her own rebound 21 seconds later, but that was as close as it got for the Badgers as Minnesota won 3-1, and the teams split the weekend series.

No. 3 Northeastern versus Connecticut
The first game was tight through most of the first two periods. Matti Hartman scored less than four minutes into the game to put Northeasern up 1-0. Jaime Fox responded on a power play to tie the game a few minutes later, and before 10 minutes were gone, Connecticut had a 2-1 win thanks to a goal from Catherine Crawley. Veronika Pettey tied it up for Northeastern and as the period wound down, Northeastern began to blow it open. Alina Mueller and Kasidy Anderson scored with less than two minutes to go in the second. Maddie Hartman added an empty-netter in the third to give Northeastern the 5-2 win. On Saturday, first-period goals by Skylar Fontaine, Andrea Renner, and Anderson gave the Huskies an early 3-0 lead. Tessa Ward’s short-handed goal extended the lead as Northeastern won 4-1 and secured a berth in the Hockey East tournament. Danika Pasqua scored the goal for UConn.

No. 5 Ohio State at Minnesota Duluth
The Bulldogs used four first period goals — including two power-play tallies from sophomore forward Naomi Rogge — to take down No. 5 Ohio State. Rogge opened the scoring, but Gabby Rosenthal quickly responded for Ohio State. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, that was as close as the game would get. Sydney Brodt and Anna Klein potted goals, and Rogge added her second to make it 4-1 at the end of the first. Maddie Fields scored for Ohio State to open the third, but Gabbie Hughes scored late in the game to solidify UMD’s 5-2 win. On Saturday, Rogge opened the scoring again and Brodt doubled the lead shortly thereafter. Sophie Jacques cut the lead in half with a power-play goal, and UMD was up 2-1 at the first period break. Klein put the Bulldogs up 3-1 in the second before Paetyn Levis scored just before the horn to make it 3-2 after two. Hughes, Rogge, and Brodt all scored in the third to lead Minnesota Duluth to a 6-3 win and a weekend sweep.

Yale at No. 6 Clarkson
Loren Gabel became Clarkson’s all-time leading scorer, and Elizabeth Giguère tallied her first collegiate hat trick as the Golden Knights cruised to a 5-1 win over Yale. Rebecca Vanstone was the goal-scorer for Yale.

Brown at No. 6 Clarkson
Loren Gabel had two goals and an assist and Michaela Pejzlová had three assists to lead Clarkson to a 6-0 win over Brown on Saturday.

No. 7 Cornell at Dartmouth
Paige Lewis, Lenka Serdar, and Jaime Bourbonnais all scored for Cornell as the Big Red defeated Dartmouth, 3-0, on Friday.

No. 7 Cornell at Harvard
Maddie Mills had a hat trick and Lenka Serdar added a goal and an assist to lead Cornell to a 6-0 win. Pippy Gerace and Grace Graham also scored in the win.

No. 8 Colgate at Harvard
Olivia Zafuto, Coralie Larose, and Rosalie Demers put Colgate out to a 3-0 lead, but Harvard did not give up easily. Kaitlin Tse scored twice for the Crimson late in the third, but it was not enough to complete the comeback. Malia Schneider scored one late to ice the win and earn Colgate a 4-2 win.

No. 8 Colgate at Dartmouth
Four second-period goals powered Colgate to a 5-1 win over the Big Green. Shae Labbe led the Raiders with two goals and two assists, and Jessie Eldridge added two goals and an assist in the win.

New Hampshire at No. 9 Providence
Hayley Lunny had two goals and an assist to lead Providence to a 4-0 win over New Hampshire Friday. Whitney Dove and Kate Friesen also scored for the Friars in the win. On Saturday, New Hampshire responded in a big way and won 5-0. Devan Taylor’s power-play goal in the second proved to be the game-winner. Taylor Wenczkoswski had an even strength and short-handed goal, Meghara McManus also had a short-handed tally, and Nicole Dunbar scored to lead the Wildcats in their second win over a ranked team this season. Kyra Smith posted her second shutout of the season and set a new-career high 41 saves in the win.

No. 10 Boston College at Vermont
It was a back and forth opening period Friday until Delaney Belinskas and Makenna Newkirk scored less than two minutes apart to give Boston College a 2-0 lead heading into the period break. Sammy Kolowrat scored on a power play in the second to cut the lead, but Megan Keller’s goal early in the second put the game out of reach. Jillian Fey scored her first career goal to make it 4-1. Saana Valkama scored late for Vermont, but it was too little, too late as BC earned the 4-2 win. On Saturday, Kristina Shanahan scored on a power play to put Vermont up first, but Boston College responded with four straight goals en route to a 5-2 win. Keller and Caitrin Lonergan scored in the second, and Belinskas and Lonergan scored in the third. Maude Poulin-Labelle scored for Vermont late in the third, but it wasn’t enough. Erin Connolly sealed the win for BC as they swept the weekend.