Women’s D-I weekend wrap Feb. 17: Crowley earns 300th win, Minnesota and Wisconsin keep rolling

Katie Crowley (BC - Head Coach) with Alex Carpenter (BC - 5) - The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the Boston College Eagles 3-1 to win the 2016 NCAA national championship on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire. (Melissa Wade)
Katie Crowley earned her 300th career win at Boston College when the Eagles beat Maine on Thursday. (Melissa Wade)

Minnesota State at No. 1 Minnesota
Abigail Boreen, Crystalyn Hengler, and Amy Potomak led Minnesota to a 3-1 win on Friday. Sofia Poinar scored early in the third for Minnesota State, but the Mavericks could not mount a comeback. On Saturday, Nicole Schammel put the Gophers on the board first with a goal 3:24 into the game, but Minnesota State responded with a goal from Rebekah Kolstad a few minutes before the end of the first. Brooke Bryant gave the Mavericks the lead in the second, and that held until midway through the third when Sarah Potomak’s goal tied it up and forced overtime. Taylor Wente scored in the extra frame to give the Gophers the 3-2 win. Abigail Levy made 75 saves on the weekend for the Mavericks.

No. 2 Wisconsin at Minnesota Duluth
Emily Clark scored twice while Annie Pankowski and Sophie Shirley each added a goal and an assist to lead the Badgers to a 6-1 win over Minnesota Duluth on Friday. Kailee Skinner was the goal scorer for the Bulldogs. On Saturday, Kristen Campbell earned her NCAA-leading seventh shutout to help the Badgers to a 3-0 win and weekend sweep. Clark, Sam Cogan, and Alexis Mauermann scored for Wisconsin in the win.

No. 3 Northeastern vs Providence
The Huskies clinched the regular season Hockey East championship with their 3-1 win over Providence on Saturday. Skylar Fontaine scored twice for her first multi-goal game, and Matti Hartman added a tally to lead Northeastern. Meaghan Rickard was the goal scorer for Providence in the loss. On Saturday, Sara Hjalmarsson opened the scoring to get Providence on the board first. Northeastern responded with power-play goals from Skylar Fontaine and Tori Sullivan to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead after one, but from there it was all Providence as Hjalmarsson, Neve Van Pelt, Christina Putigna, and Meaghan Rickard scored to give the Friars a 5-2 win.

No. 4 Clarkson at Dartmouth
Dartmouth freshman Chloe Puddifant scored with 9.4 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Big Green their first win over Clarkson since 2011. Clarkson got on the board quickly and had a 2-0 lead before seven minutes had ticked by thanks to goals from Elizabeth Giguère and T.T. Cianfarano, but that’s all the offense the Golden Knights could muster. Dartmouth responded, as Christina Rombaut scored on a power play late in the second and Tess Bracked tied the game at two with a goal 34 seconds before the second period break. Clarkson could not pull ahead in the third, and Puddifant’s goal in the extra frame was the difference as Dartmouth won, 3-2.

No. 4 Clarkson at Harvard
Harvard opened the scoring first with a power-play goal from Kristi Della Rovere, but Michaela Pejzlová responded seconds later to tie it up for Clarkson. Loren Gabel put the Golden Knights up in the second, but Kaitlin Tse’s third period goal tied it up and forced overtime. Gabel scored with 4.9 seconds left in overtime to win the game, 3-2, for Clarkson. Freshman goalie Lindsay Reed made 48 saves in the loss for Harvard.

Union at No. 5 Princeton
Maggie Connors scored twice, and Sarah Fillier had a goal and an assist to lead Princeton to a 4-1 win over Union. Grace Heiting scored late in the second, but Union was not able to mount a rally.

Rensselaer at No. 5 Princeton
Lovisa Selander made 57 saves, including 21 in the third, to carry Rensselaer to a 2-1 win over Princeton. Lilli Friis-Hansen put RPI on the board first with a breakaway goal midway through the first. Carly Bullock tied it up for the Tigers near the end of the first. Aliyah Lance scored her first collegiate goal in the second, and it proved to be the game-winner as the Engineers withstood the Tigers’ push in the third to earn the win.

Brown at No. 6 Cornell
Maddie Mills had two goals and Micah Zandee-Hart had three assists to help lead the Big Red to a 4-1 win. Gillis Frechette opened the scoring for Cornell in the first, but Shay Maloney evened it up for Brown midway through the second. From there, it was all Cornell as Mills and Jaime Bourbonnais put the Big Red ahead for good.

Yale at No. 6 Cornell
Kristin O’Neill scored twice, Grace Graham had a goal and an assist, and Sam Burke had two assists in Cornell’s 4-0 win over Yale. The Big Red clinched home ice in the ECAC tournament with the win.

New Hampshire versus No. 7 Boston University
Jesse Compher and Sammy Davis each tallied one goal and two assists for Boston University and Taylor Wenczkowski had her first career hat trick for New Hampshire as the two teams fought to a 3-3 tie Saturday. Breanna Scarpaci had BU up 1-0 after the first period, but Wenczkowski tied it up with a power-play goal 6:25 into the second. Davis scored late in the second to put the Terriers up 2-1 after two. In the third, it was all Wenczkowski as she scored twice, including with 30 seconds left in regulation to earn the tie for UNH. Compher set a new single-season program record with her 37th assist of the season. Natasza Tarnowski opened the scoring for Boston University on Sunday, and Mackenna Parker extended the lead to 2-0 after two periods. Meghara McManus scored for UNH in the third, but it was not enough as Corinne Schroeder made 39 saves for BU to earn the win.

Maine at No. 8 Boston College
On Thursday, Lindsay Agnew scored unassisted just 19 seconds into the game to give BC the lead Thursday, but Tereza Vanišová evened the score on a power play for Maine midway through the period, and that would be the only scoring for more than 40 minutes. Kelly Browne’s power-play goal midway through the third proved to be the difference as Boston College won, 2-1. The win was BC coach Katie Crowley’s 300th career win. On Friday, Browne, Megan Keller, and Delaney Belinskas put the Eagles up 3-0 before three minutes had passed in the second period. Vanišová cut the lead to 3-1, but Daryl Watts’ power-play goal extended the lead again before the end of the second. Ida Press scored 1:29 into the third for Maine, but Agnew responded for BC, and the Black Bears were not able to mount a further comeback as BC swept the weekend with a 5-2 win.

Yale at No. 9 Colgate
Eleven different Raiders tallied a point in Colgate’s 6-3 win over Yale. Charlotte Welch put Yale on the board first, but Shae Labbe responded a minute later to tie the game at one. Jessie Eldridge put Colgate up 2-1 heading into the first-period break. Rebecca Foggia scored early in the second to tie the game at two, but from there it was all Colgate. Shelby Wood and Olivia Zafuto had the Raiders up 4-2 at the end of the second, and Bailey Larson extended the lead to open the third to make it 5-2. Welch scored again for Yale, but the Bulldogs weren’t able to come back and Larson’s late power-play goal iced the win for Colgate.

Brown at No. 9 Colgate
Shae Labbe and Coralie Rose had a goal and an assist and Bailey Larson and Eleri MacKay each scored to lead Colgate to a 4-0 win. Jessie Eldridge’s first-period assist was her 45th point this season, tying the record she set last year for most points in a season.