Nov. 2, 2013
MANKATO, Minn. - Senior center Kelly Terry (Whitby, Ont.) recorded a hat trick and a game-high five points and sophomore goaltender Amanda Leveille (Kingston, Ont.) made 24 saves as the No. 1 Golden Gopher women's hockey team earned a 7-0 shutout win over Minnesota State Saturday afternoon.
Eleven Gophers had points in the win, and Minnesota (10-0-0, 8-0-0 WCHA) moved its NCAA-record winning streak to 59 games. Junior Rachel Ramsey (Chanhassen, Minn.) had three assists and sophomore Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) scored the game-winner and added two assists, joining Terry with multi-point efforts.
"I thought for 120 minutes this weekend, we played really, really well," head coach Brad Frost said. "It's nice again to see everyone contributing, nice for Kelly Terry to get the hat trick and Amanda Leveille to get the shutout, but everyone who stepped on the ice this weekend contributed and it was a big weekend for us."
The Gophers took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission off a goal by Brandt. Linemate Maryanne Menefee (Lansing, Mich.) banged the puck off the boards to Brandt, who beat MSU goaltender Danielle Butters on her glove side at 11:55 of the first period. The tally marked Brandt's fourth of the year and ended up being the game-winner in the shutout.
Minnesota added two more goals in the final minute of the second period as Terry recorded her first of the game on the power-play at 19:35. Sophomore forward Brook Garzone (Sand Springs, Okla.) scored her second goal in as many games at the 19:58 mark to extend the Gophers' lead to three heading into the second intermission.
The third period was all Minnesota as the Gophers erupted for four goals, their highest scoring output for a single period since scoring four goals in the first period against Colgate on Oct. 5.
Sophomore Milica McMillen (St. Paul, Minn.) fired a laser of a slap shot past Butters to make it 4-0 on the power-play at the 5:21 mark. Terry added two late goals at 17:14 and 18:36, book-ending the first goal of the senior for senior defenseman Baylee Gillanders (Kyle, Sask.).
Senior Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L.) recorded her 100th career point with an assist on Garzone's goal. Davis now has 34 goals and 66 assists as a Gopher.
Minnesota was two-for-three on the power play while holding Minnesota State (3-6-0, 0-6-0 WCHA) scoreless on three opportunities with the man advantage.
Butters made 40 saves for Minnesota State as the Gophers outshot the Mavericks, 47-24, including a 21-7 advantage in the second period.
The Gophers travel to St. Cloud State next weekend for a Friday-Saturday series at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The puck drops at 3 p.m. CT both days.
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.