(1) Wisconsin at (2) Minnesota
In game one, Daryl Watts put Wisconsin up 1-0 early in the first, but from there it was all Minnesota. Sarah Potomak tied the game early in the second and Grace Zumwinkle made it 2-1 less than two minutes later. Zumwinkle scored again a few minutes into the third period to extend the lead and Alex Woken’s goal six minutes into the final frame made it 4-1. Presley Norby cut the lead to two with fewer than four minutes to play, but the Badgers couldn’t mount a comeback as Minnesota won game one 4-2, handing the Badgers their first loss of the season. On Sunday, Taylor Heise scored late in the first period and that goal held for more than 28 minutes. Britta Curl tied the game 3:40 into the third period, but Sarah Potomak gave the Gophers the lead again just two minutes later. Dara Grieg tied it again 80 seconds later and despite an overtime period and a 3-on-3 overtime, this game ended in a 2-2 tie. Amy Potomak scored a highlight-reel penalty shot to earn Minnesota an extra conference point in the sudden-death shootout.
Quinnipiac at (3) Cornell
Lindsay Browning became the first goalie in Cornell history to open the season with three shutouts as she led the Big Red to a 1-0 win over Quinnipiac. Kristin O’Neill’s second period goal was all Cornell needed to earn the win.
(6) Princeton at (3) Cornell
Maddie Mills and Amy Curlew scored within in two minutes of each other midway through the second period to put the Big Red up 2-0. Carly Bullock responded quickly to make it 2-1, but Joie Phelps scored again a few minutes later and that was enough to kill the Tigers’ momentum and earn Cornell the 3-1 win.
(4) Northeastern vs (9) Boston University
On Friday, Julia Nearis put Boston University on the board first with a power play goal early in the second period, but Northeastern put together a come-from-behind win with a power play goal from Brooke Hobson and a goal from Mia Brown in the third to win 2-1. In game two, Tessa Ward and Veronika Pettey were the goal-scorers as Northeastern won 2-0 and completed the weekend sweep.
(5) Clarkson at Union
The Golden Knights out-shot Union 55-14 en route to a 4-0 win. Elizabeth Giguere, Taylor Turnquist, Kristy Pidgeon and Michaela Pejzlova were the goal scorers for Clarkson in the win.
(5) Clarkson at RPI
Clarkson didn’t lead in this game until the game-winner with just more than five minutes to go. RPI had a two-goal lead 3:11 into game thanks to goals from Julia Blitz and Blake Orosz. Gabrielle David responded with two goals of her own, the second a shorthanded tally, to make it 2-2 halfway through the period. Late in the second, RPI’s Sarah Bukvic scored to make it 3-2. Ella Shelton scored on the power play less than two minutes later to tie it once again. Orosz got her second of the day to put the Engineers up one more time early in the third, but Clarkson pulled away in the final six minutes. Giguere tied the game at 4 and Kristy Pidgeon tallied the game-winner 16 seconds later to earn the Golden Knights the 5-4 win.
(6) Princeton at Colgate
Carly Bullock scored an unassisted goal 47 seconds into the game and that was all it took for Princeton to earn the win. The Tigers out-shot Colgate 24-20 en route to the 1-0 win.
New Hampshire at (7) Boston College
Kelly Browne netted four goals and Hannah Bilka added three assists to lead BC to a 5-2 win. She scored twice in two minutes near the end of the first period to put the Eagles up 2-0 at the first period break. Nicole Dunbar responded early in the second to cut the lead for New Hampshire. But it was Browne once again, this time with two goals in less than three minutes to make it 4-1 Boston College and really put the game away. Willow Corson made it 5-1 in the third before Tamara Thierus added another for New Hampshire to make it 5-2.
Providence at (7) Boston College
Savannah Norcross scored 1:26 into the game to put Boston College up 1-0 after one period. Maureen Murphy’s goal 25 seconds into the second evened the game at one, but from there, the second period belonged to BC. Delaney Belinskas and Caroline DFiore responded quickly to make it 3-1 Eagles. Browne scored on the power play and then Belinskas added a short-handed tally to make it 5-1 midway through the second. Murphy added another goal late in the third for Providence, but it would not be enough as BC won 5-2.
(8) Ohio State at Bemidji State
Jenn Gardiner opened the scoring early to put Ohio State up 1-0. Haley Mack responded for Bemidji State a few minutes later to tie the game. Gardiner put the Buckeyes up once again in the second, but Clair deGeorge was once again able to equalize it for the Beavers. Heather Olson’s power play goal 20 seconds into the third period put Bemidji State up 3-2. Jincy Dunne tied the game with five minutes to go to force overtime and Liz Schepers won it for the Buckeyes in the extra frame, giving them the 4-3 win. On Saturday, Ohio State outshot Bemidji State 24-8 through the first two periods and 29-18 overall as they completed the weekend sweep with a 3-1 win. Tatum Skaggs and Schepers had the Buckeyes up 2-0 after the first period. Emma Maltais extended the lead early in the third. Abby Halluska cut the lead midway through the final frame, but Bemidji State could not complete the comeback.
St. Cloud State at (10) Minnesota Duluth
On Friday, Anneke Linser’s goal put Minnesota Duluth up 1-0 after the first period. In the second, Taylor Lind and Emma Bigham scored less than two minutes apart to put St. Cloud State up 2-1 heading into the final frame. In the third, the Bulldogs put the game away with goals 14 seconds apart from McKenzie Hewett and Anna Klein to secure the 3-2 win. In game two, Linser had two goals and an assist while Kylie Hanley added a goal and two assists to lead UMD to a 6-0 win and weekend sweep.