Women’s D-I weekend wrap Feb. 10: Wisconsin takes over WCHA lead, Colgate sweeps Clarkson

Julia Vandyk (Colgate - 33). ((c) Shelley M. Szwast 2014)
Julia Vandyk (Colgate – 33) made 23 saves as Colgate beat Clarkson. ((c) Shelley M. Szwast 2014)

Minnesota State at No. 2 Wisconsin
On Saturday, seven different skaters found the back of the net for the Badgers to lead them to a 7-2 win. Annie Pankowski led the Badgers with a goal and three assists, and Emily Clark and Britta Curl each had a goal and two assists. Abby Roque’s second-period goal was her 100th career point as a Badger. Nicole LaMantia opened the scoring for Wisconsin with her first career goal. Claire Butorac’s third-period goal for Mankato was also the first in her career. Rebekah Kolstad was the other goal-scorer for MSU. On Sunday, Sophie Shirley scored twice, and Sam Cogan and Roque each had two assists as the Badgers completed the season sweep with a 4-1 win. With her first assist, Cogan also reached the 100 career point plateau. Corbin Boyd was the goal-scorer for the Mavericks in the loss.

Merrimack at No. 3 Northeastern
Northeastern clinched a share of the Hockey East regular season crown with a 6-3 win over Merrimack in which six different skaters scored. The Huskies scored the first four goals, and that proved too much for Merrimack to come back from. Andrea Renner, Tori Sullivan, Kasidy Anderson, Miceala Sindoris, Veronika Pettey, and Alina Mueller scored for Northeastern. Katelyn Rae, Megan Fergusson, and Dominique Kremer scored for Merrimack.

No. 6 Cornell at No. 4 Clarkson
Clarkson scored four goals in the first period, and that was enough to take down Cornell, 4-0. Loren Gabel, Kristy Pidgeon, Kelly Mariani, and T.T. Cianfarano scored for the Golden Knights in the win.

No. 10 Colgate at No. 4 Clarkson
Malia Schneider scored the overtime game-winner to give Colgate the 4-3 win and series sweep. This marks the first time Colgate has swept Clarkson in the regular season series since the 2003-04 season. Bailey Larson opened the scoring for the Raiders late in the first, but Clarkson’s Elizabeth Giguère responded less than a minute later. In the second period, T.T. Cianfarano gave the Golden Knights the lead with a short-handed goal 2:33 in. Larson responded for Colgate a few minutes later to tie the game at two. Josiane Pozzebon scored on a power play to give Clarkson the lead heading into the second-period break. Coralie Larose added a power-play goal of her own to tie the game, and then Schneider won it in overtime.

No. 5 Princeton at Brown
The Tigers clinched the Ivy League championship with their 8-2 win over Brown. Maggie Connors led Princeton with four goals and an assist, and Sarah Fillier added a goal and four assists in the win. Darby Melia and Veronia Alois scored for Brown in the loss.

No. 5 Princeton at Yale
Rebecca Vanstone opened the scoring first for Yale just 55 seconds into the game. Carly Bullock responded for Princeton with a goal in the first and then again in the second to put the Tigers up 2-1, and then Karlie Lund extended the lead to 3-1. Greta Skarzynski closed the gap midway through the second to make it 3-2, but that was as close as it would get. Maggie Connors scored in the third to give Princeton the 4-2 lead. The Tigers are now alone atop the ECAC with a three-point lead over Cornell and Clarkson.

New Hampshire at No. 7 Boston College
Megan Keller had two goals and two assists, tallying her 150th career point, to lead BC to a 7-1 win over UNH. Delaney Belinskas, Daryl Watts, Kelly Browne, Lindsay Agnew, and Cayla Barnes also scored for Boston College in the win. Abby Chapman was the goal-scorer for New Hampshire.

Holy Cross at No. 8 Boston University
Carlie Magier opened the scoring and put Holy Cross on the board first, but from there it was all Boston University. Courtney Correia, Sammy Davis, and Kristina Schuler each had two goals for the Terriers in the win, and Jesse Compher added a goal and an assist.

Bemidji State at No. 9 Ohio State
Bemidji State scored three unanswered goals to come from behind and win 3-2 on Friday. Coach Jim Scanlan set a new program record with his 82nd career win. Maddie Field and Lauren Boyd scored 10 minutes apart in the first period to put Ohio State up 2-0. In the second, Abby Haluska and Lydia Passolt scored for the Beavers to tie the game at two. Emily Bergland’s third-period tally would be the game-winner as BSU upset a ranked team for the second time in two weeks. On Saturday, Rebecca Freiburger put Ohio State on the board 50 seconds into the game, and Charly Dahlquist doubled the lead a few minutes later to make it 2-0 Buckeyes. Mak Langei scored just before the buzzer to make it 2-1 Ohio State heading into intermission, but it was all Buckeyes from there. Dahlquist scored again, and Emma Maltais and Sophie Jacques gave Ohio State the 5-1 win.

No. 10 Colgate at St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence outshot Colgate 36-23, but this one ended in a 2-2 tie on Friday night. Jessie Eldridge scored late in the first to give the Raiders the lead heading into the first-period break. Maggie McLaughlin scored short-handed in the second to tie it at one at the second intermission. In the third, Malia Schneider scored with less than four minutes to go to put Colgate up, but Amanda Butterfield’s power-play goal with 1:18 left in the game earned the tie for St. Lawrence.