Top 10 Roundup
Mercyhurst ends Clarkson's streak; No. 1 Minn. wins in shutout
No. 1 Minnesota 2, Minnesota-Duluth 0
DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota scored three third-period goals to skate to a 4-0 win against Minnesota-Duluth at AMSOIL Arena on Friday night.
Four different Gophers scored goals as Minnesota (5-0-0, 3-0-0 WCHA) kept its 54-game winning streak alive and improved to 5-0-0 on the year. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs (2-2-1, 0-2-1-0 WCHA) are still chasing their first Western Collegiate Hockey Association victory of the season.
Sophomore Amanda Leveille made 26 saves in her second consecutive shutout. She is now riding 168:57 scoreless minutes after last surrendering a goal at the 11:03 mark of the first period against Wisconsin on Oct. 11.
Junior Meghan Lorence tallied two points on a goal and an assist, and senior Sarah Davis, freshman Dani Cameranesi and junior Rachael Bona each added goals as all three of Minnesota's lines contributed to the scoring.
Davis netted the game-winning goal at the 15-minute mark of the first period. Fellow senior Bethany Brausen found Davis on a centering pass, and Davis fired the puck past UMD goaltender Kayla Black.
Mercyhurst 2, No. 3 Clarkson 0
POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Mercyhurst senior Kaleigh Chippy notched the eventual game-winning goal in 2-0 win against third-ranked Clarkson on Friday afternoon.
After picking up the Lakers' second shutout of the season, Mercyhurst is now 3-3-0 in the season. Clarkson suffers its first loss, falling to 5-1-0.
Mercyhurst dominated the opening period by outshooting Clarkson by a margin of 16-4 and captured a 1-0 lead by the efforts of the Lakers' special teams.
During the third power-play opportunity of the period for Mercyhurst, the Lakers put the pressure on early and often. Halfway through the power play sophomore Emily Janiga picked up the puck behind Clarkson's net from senior Kaleigh Chippy attempted shot that went just wide.
Janiga patiently waited before passing it to an open Chippy on the right side of the goal. Chippy gave a look to Bram who was even with the net and moved into the crease for Bram to pass pack to Chippy. She then redirected the puck into the left side of the net at the 16:06 mark to give her Lakers the 1-0 lead heading into the second. Mercyhurst is now 3-1-0 when leading after the first period of play.
No. 4 Wisconsin 4, St. Cloud St. 1
MADISON, Wis. -- A strong offensive effort by junior Katy Josephs propelled the Wisconsin to a 4-1 victory against conference-rival St. Cloud St. on Friday night at the LaBahn Arena.
Josephs tallied two goals and two assists for four points on the night, matching her game-high goal and point totals.
Redshirt junior Brittany Ammerman and senior Natalie Berg also contributed a goal a piece to give the Badgers a 4-0 lead before the Huskies could score their lone goal in the third period.
Wisconsin outshot the Huskies 56-17 in the contest, awarding senior goaltender Alex Rigsby 16 saves and the win. SCSU goalie Julie Friend tallied 52 saves.
The win improves Wisconsin's season record to 3-2-2 and overall record against the Huskies to 54-7-2.
No. T5 North Dakota 5, Ohio State 2
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota earned its fourth win of the season downing Ohio State 5-2 on Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Becca Kohler and Halli Krzyzaniak both recorded a goal and an assist in the game, while Sam LaShomb recorded a two assist outing.
Shelby Amsley-Benzie made a season-high 20 saves.
No. 7 Boston University 5, Robert Morris 2
PITTSBURGH -- Boston University saw its two-goal lead vanish in the second period but scored three unanswered goals to lift the Terriers to a 5-2 victory Friday night.
Sarah Lefort's second of the season proved to be the game winner and came in 13:19 into the second period. Kayla Tutino and Samantha Sutherland each had an assist on the goal. Sutherland would score another goal later in the period to give the Terriers a two-goal cushion headed into the second intermission.
Taylor Holze added a third-period goal to account for the final tally.
Sarah Lefort got Boston Unviersity on the board first, and Louise Warren added her second goal of the season to make the score 2-0.
Thea Imbrogno got Robert Morris back within one four minutes into the second period and Anneline Lauziere added a power-play goal to tie the game at two.
No. 10 Quinnipiac 4, Maine 0
ORONO, Maine -- Strong special-teams play and steady goaltending proved to be the difference for Quinnipiac in its 4-0 win against Maine on Friday.
The Bobcats found the net three times on the power play to give them six goals on the man advantage in their past three contests. Junior goalie Chelsea Laden was stellar in net once again, posting her second consecutive shutout with 19 saves in her winning effort. Quinnipiac extends its unbeaten streak to five games as it improves to 4-0-1 while Maine remains winless at 0-2-1.
Statistically the nation's top goaltender heading into the weekend, Laden extended her shutout streak to 151:17 after her 19-save performance. This moves her nation-leading goals-against average to 0.38 while also continuing to lead the country in save percentage (.983) and shutouts (three).
Finding the back of the net for the Bobcats were sophomore Nicole Connery, freshman Emma Woods and for the first time in their respective careers, freshman Taryn Baumgardt and junior Anna Borgfeldt.
Senior Kelly Babstock dished out two assists as her team-leading total bumps up to six on the season. Baumgardt and Woods each added an assist to their goal as they each finished with multi-point games.