Feb. 24, 2012
The Gophers got on the scoreboard early as sophomore Baylee Gillanders scored less than two minutes into the game on a shot from just inside the blue line. Sophomore Kelly Terry assisted on the goal. Freshman Rachael Bona gave
Both teams were held scoreless through nearly 15 minutes of play in the second period before the Gophers got a goal from senior Nikki Ludwigson 14 minutes and 26 seconds into the period. The goal was Ludwigson's first this season. Kelly Terry and junior Mira Jalosuo had assists on the goal. Terry got a goal of her own a couple minutes later, with assists from junior Katie Frischmann and freshman Stephanie Anderson.
Just one goal was scored in the third period, a power play goal from sophomore Bethany Brausen with just a minute and 19 seconds remaining in the game. Katie Frischmann and senior Anne Schleper had assists on the goal that gave
The Gophers finished with 38 shots on goal, the Huskies had 20. With the win,
The second game of the best-of-three series will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4:07 p.m. If needed, a third game will be played on Sunday at 4:07 p.m.
Top-Three Border Battle Up Next
No. 3 Minnesota travels to No. 1 Wisconsin for a WCHA series this Friday and Saturday.
Gophers Earn Road Sweep
Minnesota defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, in game two of this weekend's series to secure a WCHA sweep.
Gophers Roll Past Mavericks, 11-1
Seven Gophers scored goals as Minnesota earned an 11-1 win over Minnesota State on the road Friday afternoon.