Minnesota Takes 4-2 Loss at Minnesota Duluth
Provided by the University of Minnesota
The Golden Gophers dropped a game to UMD 4-2 in Duluth tonight.
Minnesota’s second line was productive tonight, as Kelly Terry and
Sarah Davis netted goals for the Gophers, but it wasn’t enough to get
the win against the Bulldogs.
The first period started fast and furious with both teams getting on
the scoreboard within the first two minutes of play. Sophomore Kelly
Terry got the Gophers an early lead, scoring just one minute into the
game with assists from Rachael Bona and Sarah Davis. It didn’t take
UMD long to respond, as the Bulldogs tied it up just 33 seconds later.
Jenna McPharland had the tying goal for the Bulldogs, assisted by
Hayley Irwin. UMD took a 2-1 lead when Irwin got a goal at 10:18,
assisted by Audrey Cournoyer. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 3-1
when Cournoyer found the net three minutes later, assisted by Irwin
and Noora Jaakkola. The Gophers allowed three goals in a period for
the first time since Wisconsin tallied a 3-0 lead in the first period
in Madison on October 14. Minnesota outshot Minnesota Duluth in the
opening period 12-11.
The Gophers brought the score back within one with a goal by sophomore
Sarah Davis, assisted by Bethany Brausen. Time of the goal was 12
minutes, 54 seconds. Roughly five minutes later, UMD extended its lead
back to two goals as McPharland got her second goal of the game to put
the Bulldogs up 4-2. Irwin and Brigette Lacquette had assists on the
goal. Despite outshooting the Bulldogs 16-9 in the second period, the
Gophers went into the second intermission with a two-goal deficit.
Neither team scored in the final period tonight, despite the Gophers
having two power play opportunities.
Minnesota moved to 18-4-1 on the season and 12-4-1 in WCHA games. UMD
improved to 12-8-1, and 9-7-1 in league play. For the first time this
season, the Gophers lost after scoring the first goal of the game.
The same teams face off again tomorrow night at AMSOIL Arena at 7 p.m.