GRAND FORKS, N.D. — No. 9 North Dakota rallied from a third-period deficit on Saturday to defeat No. 4 Clarkson 3-2 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Senior Jocelyne Lamoureux scored a pair of goals, including her 100th collegiate, and freshman Meghan Dufault added the eventual game-winner to lift UND to the series split.
Freshman Shelby Amsley-Benzie stopped 23 of 25 shots to pick up her second win of the season as UND improves to 5-5-0 (4-4-0 WCHA). Clarkson drops to 8-2-0.
Clarkson’s Vanessa Plante opened scoring in the first period, wristing a shot from just inside the blue line past Amsley-Benzie. The goal at 10:11 would be the lone score of the first frame.
Initially ruled a no goal, Lamoureux scored her 100th collegiate goal and her first of the game off a rebound. Senior Mary Loken took a shot from inside the near faceoff circle and Lamoureux knocked the puck past Erica Howe and over the goal line. After the review, the goal would knot the game at one only 3:16 into the middle period.
Plante regained the lead when she shot into the cage at 11:51 of the second period.
In a penalty-filled final period, UND cashed in for two power-play goals to take its first lead of the game.
Lamoureux blasted a one-timer from the near faceoff circle past Howe to tie the game just before the halfway mark of the third period.
After getting her stick knocked out of her hands, Dufault got behind the net, regrouped and knocked the puck out of mid-air and into the net for the game-winner.
Howe stopped 22 of 25 shots in the losing effort.
Senior Monique Lamoureux led the team with six shots.