Minnesota women's hockey edges UW
Duggan Lawler each notched two points for Wisconsin (9-2-1, 5-2-1 WCHA) in the game which was played in front of a crowd of 2,404, the fifth largest attendance in Kohl Center women’s hockey history.
Just like Friday’s contest, three goals were scored in the first period. This time, however, it was Minnesota (6-3-1, 4-3-1) getting an early lead midway through the first.
The Gopher’s Jenelle Phillipczyk recovered a puck and sent a backhanded shot past UW goalie Jessie Vetter at 11:08.
Less than a minute later the Gophers struck again as Jen Schoullis scored at 11:56. Melanie Gagnon was also credited with an assist on the goal that put Minnesota up 2-0. The Gopher’s third goal of the period, which proved to be the game-winner came while on the power play with less than a minute remaining in the period.
The goal, which was scored by Rachael Drazan, was assisted by Bobbi Ross and Erica McKenzie.