Nov. 1, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS – Four different Gophers scored goals as the No. 1 Minnesota women's hockey team recorded a 4-1 win over visiting Minnesota State University in front of 2,731 fans at Ridder Arena Friday night.
Minnesota (9-0-0, 7-0-0 WCHA) scored three unanswered goals after the Mavericks tied the score at 1-1 late in the first period. Junior Rachel Ramsey (Chanhassen, Minn.) scored the game-winning goal on the power-play midway through the second period.
Minnesota State (3-6-0, 0-5-0 WCHA) was led by senior goaltender Danielle Butters, who made 48 saves as the Gophers outshot the Mavericks, 52-14. Sophomore Amanda Leveille (Kingston, Ont.) made 13 saves for the Gophers.
Freshman forward Kate Schipper (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) opened the scoring at the 15:56 mark of the first period, but Minnesota State responded with a four-on-three power-play goal by Tracy McCann with 2.5 seconds remaining in the opening frame.
The Gophers scored three-straight goals, including Ramsey's game-winner at 12:32 of the second period. Sophomore forward Brook Garzone (Sand Springs, Okla.) netted her first goal of the season to put the Gophers up 3-1 with less than four minutes remaining in the second period.
Freshman forward Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) capped the Gophers' scoring at 8:52 of the third period with a power-play tally on assists from sophomore Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) and Terry.
Minnesota allowed a power-play goal for the first time in five games after killing off 15-straight penalties from Oct. 11 to Oct. 26. The Gophers were 2-for-5 with the man advantage while holding the Mavericks to 1-for-4 on the power play.
The home-and-home series wraps up at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn., at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
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