Oct. 8, 2011
The No. 3 Golden Gophers improved to 4-0-0 on the season, 2-0-0 in WCHA play as
The Gophers came out strong in the second period, scoring just 10 seconds after the start of the period. Junior Kelly Terry got her first goal of the season, assisted by senior Emily West and sophomore Sarah Davis. The scoring flurry continued when Terry got another goal three and a half minutes later to put
Kessel continued to shoot often and accurately. She notched her second goal of the game just over eight minutes into the period, assisted by Erickson and sophomore Baylee Gillanders. The point was the first this season for Gillanders.
Kessel found the net again a few minutes later, making Kessel the first Gopher player to record a pure hat trick since the 2009-10 season. Senior Kelly Seeler had the assist, marking the 50th point of Seeler's career. Kessel's third goal gave
The Gophers went into the second intermission with a 7-0 lead over the Huskies after freshman Meghan Lorence got her second career goal, her first of the game, with 6:06 remaining in the period. Davis and freshman Rachel Ramsey were credited with assists on Lorence's goal.
With a comfortable 7-0 lead heading into the final period, coach Brad Frost gave starting goalie Noora Raty some rest and played freshman goalie Shyler Sletta in the third period, marking the first game action of her young career. Sletta stopped all three shots she faced in the game.
In the final minutes of the game, sophomore Bethany Brausen tallied her first goal of the season, assisted by senior Nikki Ludwigson. The assist was Ludwigson's first this season. Brausen's goal gave
Noora Raty recorded her fourth win of the season as
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