Bemidji State at (1) Minnesota
It was Bemidji that got on the board first on Friday, as Mak Langei scored just before the first period break to make it 1-0. But it would be all Minnesota from there as the Gophers reeled off seven straight – including four power play goals and a short-hander – to earn a 7-1 win. Sarah Potomak led the Gophers with two goals and two assists. On Saturday, Sarah Potomak scored seven minutes into the first period and that goal would stand as the only tally for 35 minutes before sister Amy doubled the lead early in the third. Taylor Heise added a goal late in the game to give the Gophers the 3-0 lead and weekend sweep.
Minnesota State at (2) Wisconsin
On Friday, the Badgers had a 3-0 lead heading into the final period thanks to goals from Daryl Watts, Sophie Shirley and Daryl Watts. But Minnesota State did not go down without a fight. Tristen Truax tallied a power play goal five minutes into the period and Emily Anthony made it a one-goal game midway through the frame, but the Badgers were able to keep off the charge and earned a 3-2 win. In game two, Roque had two goals and two assists while Watts added a goal and two assists to lead Wisconsin to a 6-1 win. Brittyn Fleming’s goal late in the third prevented the shutout.
Yale at (3) Cornell
Kristin O’Neill and Maddie Mills each had a goal and two assists while Amy Curlew and Gillis Frechette each added two goals as Cornell cruised a 6-0 win. Goalie Lindsay Browning earned her fourth shutout of the season.
Brown at (3) Cornell
Amy Curlew’s hat trick powered a six-goal second period and led Cornell to a 9-1 win on Saturday. Maddie Mills and Micah Zandee-Hart each added a goal and two assists and Jamie Bourbonnais had three assists in the win. Jacquie Tam’s third-period power-play goal was the lone tally for Brown.
New Hampshire at (4) Northeastern
Northeastern coach Dave Flint became the winningest coach in program history as the Huskies defeated New Hampshire 5-1 on Friday night. Meghara McManus opened the scoring just :32 into the game to give New Hampshire a 1-0 lead, but Northeastern took over from there. Peyton Anderson had two goals and an assist and Kate Holmes added a goal and two assists to lead the Huskies to the win. On Saturday, freshman goaltender Gwyneth Philips made her first career start and made 20 saves while earning a shutout. Katy Knoll’s late first-period goal was all it took to give the Huskies a 1-0 win and the weekend sweep.
Mercyhurst at (5) Clarkson
On Friday, the teams were scoreless through the first period. Mercyhurst’s Michele Robillard put the Lakers on the board first, but Clarkson responded with two goals of their own in the second. Elizabeth Giguere and Kayla Friesen each had two goals and an assist to give Clarkson the 4-1 win. In game two, Giguere scored midway through the first period and that held as the only scoring until Brooke McQuigge doubled the lead midway through the third. Mercyhurst turned on the head late in the game, and Robillard scored on the power play to but the lead, but the Lakers could not complete the comeback and Clarkson earned a 2-1 win and weekend sweep.
(6) Boston College at Boston University
Boston College scored three unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 4-2 come-from-behind win. Kristina Schuler opened the scoring, putting BU up 1-0 five minutes into the game. Hannah Bilka’s power play goal tied it up just before the first period break. In the second, Schuler netted an extra-attacker goal of her own to put the Terriers up once again. But in the third, the Eagles pulled away as Alex Guay, Delaney Belinskas and Cayla Barnes all found the back of the net to give BC the win.
(10) Minnesota Duluth at (7) Ohio State
On Friday, Tatum Skaggs’ second-period goal was the only tally heading into the final frame. Gabbie Hughes tied it up for Minnesota Duluth midway through the third period, but Skaggs scored the game-winner give minutes later and Emma Maltais’ empty-netter secured a 3-1 win for the Buckeyes.
(8) Princeton at Union
Grace Heiting’s goal late in the period had Union up 1-0 after the first period on Friday, but Princeton’ two goals in 13 seconds early in the second jump-started the Tigers’ offense as they went on to win 7-2. Sarah Fillier led Princeton with a goal and three assists while Solveig Neunzert added a goal and two assists. Carly Bullock and Sharon Frankel each had two goals in the win.
(8) Princeton at RPI
Annie Kuehl scored her first career goal to put Princeton up 1-0 late in the first and Maggie Connors doubled the score just before the period break to make it 2-0 Tigers. Sarah Fillier scored twice in the second period to make it 4-0 Princeton. Blake Orosz ended the shutout in the third, but the Tigers won 4-1.