U women continue win streak, men fall to SCSUMinnesota Sports
-- The University of Minnesota women's hockey team left Columbus, Ohio Saturday still undefeated as they downed Ohio State 5-3 while the men's team left St. Cloud, Minn. on the short-end of a 4-3 loss to St. Cloud State.
The University of Minnesota women's hockey team left Columbus, Ohio Saturday still undefeated as they downed Ohio State 5-3 while the men's team left St. Cloud, Minn. on the short-end of a 4-3 loss to St. Cloud State.
This was the closest series the Gophers have had this season and Minnesota trailed 2-1 after the first period. But the No. 1 ranked Gophers' depth again proved too much for their opponents to handle as they scored two goals in the second and two in the third period. The U's Amanda Kessel scored both her goals in the third period. She also had two assists. Teammate Maryanne Menefee had a goal and two assists while Megan Bozek and Meghan Lorence also had goals for the Golden Gophers. Winning goalie Noora Raty made 23 saves.
A pair of third period goals was not enough for the No. 1 ranked Gopher men's team as a 4-1 deficit was too much to overcome against the Huskies in front of another record crowd, 6,140, shoehorned into the National Hockey Center. Nic Dowd had a goal and an assist for the Huskies and winning goalie Ryan Faragher had an assist and made 36 saves compared to Adam Wilcox's 17 saves as the Gophers still outshot SCSU 39-21. Nate Schmidt, Nate Condon and Nick Bjugstad all scored goals for the Gophers, who dropped into third place in the WCHA with 26 points behind North Dakota while SCSU has 31 points to stay in first place. Minnesota is 19-5-4 overall and 11-5-4 in the WCHA. St. Cloud does not play next weekend so the U will try to catch up playing a series against Wisconsin.