Rensselaer tops No. 7 Harvard 2-1 with third-period game-winning goal
TROY, N.Y. -- Lauren Wash scored the game winner in the third period to lead Rensselaer to a 2-1 victory against No. 7 Harvard in ECAC action on Friday evening at Houston Field House. The win, which was the first for the Engineers against Harvard since Jan. 11, 2011, ended a five-game win streak for the Crimson. RPI moves to 2-5-1 overall, with a 1-0-0 record in conference play, while Harvard drops to 2-1-0, both overall and in the ECAC.
Wash scored the go-ahead goal at 10:03 of the third period. The Engineers were pelting Harvard goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer with shots before Wash finally redirected the puck into an open net. Katie Rooney and Taylor Mahoney each recorded their third assist of the season on the goal.
RPI took a 1-0 lead during a penalty-filled first period. Each team had three penalties in the stanza, and Rensselaer was the only team that was able to take advantage, as Laura Horwood found the back of the net on a tipped pass from Alexa Gruschow at 16:50. Brandi Banks got the secondary assist on the score.
The Engineers outshot the Crimson 8-6 in the period.Harvard tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period with a goal from Dylanne Crugnale. Crugnale took assists from Hillary Crowe and Samantha Reber at 4:47. The teams battled through the remainder of the stanza, but the Crimson held most of the advantage, outshooting the Engineers, 12-4.
No. 1 Minnesota 4, Minnesota State-Mankato 1
MINNEAPOLIS – Four different Gophers scored goals as Minnesota recorded a 4-1 win against visiting Minnesota State-Mankato in front of 1,738 fans at Ridder Arena on Friday night.
Minnesota (9-0-0, 7-0-0 WCHA) scored three unanswered goals after the Mavericks tied the score at 1-1 late in the first period. Junior Rachel Ramsey scored the game-winning goal on the power play midway through the second period.
Minnesota State (3-6-0, 0-5-0 WCHA) was led by senior goaltender Danielle Butters, who made 48 saves as the Gophers outshot the Mavericks 52-14. Sophomore Amanda Leveille made 13 saves for the Gophers.
Ramsey led Minnesota with two points on one goal and one assist, and seniors Kelly Terry and Sarah Davis each added two assists.
The Gophers scored three consecutive goals, including Ramsey's game winner at 12:32 of the second period. Sophomore forward Brook Garzone netted her first goal of the season to put the Gophers up 3-1 with less than four minutes remaining in the second period.
Freshman forward Dani Cameranesi capped the Gophers' scoring at 8:52 of the third period with a power-play tally on assists from sophomore Hannah Brandt and Terry.
No. 3 Cornell 5, Princeton 4
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Playing on the road for the first time this season, Cornell got goals from four different players in a five-goal first period to beat Princeton 5-4 at Hobey Baker Rink.
The Big Red (5-0, 3-0 ECAC Hockey) led 5-0 heading into the first intermission, but Princeton (1-2, 1-2 ECAC Hockey) came out firing in the second, netting all four of its goals in the middle frame – and three in a span of 50 seconds – to swing the momentum. However, the Tigers comeback attempt fell short, and Cornell was able to hang on for the win.
Junior Jillian Saulnier put the Big Red up 1-0 on a feed from senior co-captain Alyssa Gagliardi and assisted on the team's second goal by sophomore Taylor Woods.
With just under two minutes to play in the first period, ECAC Hockey Player of the Month Emily Fulton netted the first of three Big Red goals in a 1:21 span when she forced a Princeton turnover at the side of the net. Fulton worked around two defenders and -- although her initial shot was saved by Newell -- was able to bury the rebound and increase Cornell's lead to three goals.
Woods netted her second of the night from Monika Leck and Gagliardi 54 seconds later, stuffing the puck under Newell's pads at the side of the net to make it 4-0 Cornell.
Just 36 seconds later, freshman Kaitlin Doering tallied her first collegiate goal and the eventual game winner for the Big Red.
No. 4 North Dakota 6, Bemidji State 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- North Dakota jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period and skated its way to a 6-2 win against Bemidji State on Friday afternoon.
Meghan Dufault scored three of North Dakota's first four goals and also added an assist to lead the way. Two of her goals came in the first period and were sandwiched around a goal from Sam LaShomb.
After the Beavers added a goal midway through the second, Josefine Jakobsen gave North Dakota a 5-1 win with 30 seconds left in the period.
Each team scored once in the third, with Bemidji's Jenessa Philipczyk scoring first before Andrea Dalen scored late in the period.
Shelby Amsley-Benzie made 16 saves to earn the win.
No. 5 Clarkson 1, Brown 1
POTSDAM, N.Y. – Goaltending was the story on Friday night as Clarkson tied the visiting Brown Bears 1-1 at Cheel Arena
Senior Jamie Lee Rattray put the Knights on the board in the first period at the 13:35 mark with help from classmates Brittany Styner and Vanessa Gagnon to give the Green and Gold the 1-0 lead. Rattray left a pass for Styner at the blue line, who took it into the attacking zone, spun around, and dished it back to Rattray who fired it by Brown goaltender Aubree Moore for the goal. The goal is Rattray's sixth of the season and Styner picked up her seventh assist on the play.
Clarkson dominated puck possession in the first period, and outshot the Bears 17-5. Senior goaltender Erica Howe was tested once after a turnover in the defensive zone led to a point-blank shot for Brown, but Howe smothered it to preserve the lead.
Brown tied the game at 4:50 in the second period when Erin Conway fired a shot on net that was handled by Howe, but Ariana Rucker was there for the rebound to beat Howe and knot the game at one a piece.
The second period was back and forth, and both teams only combined for 12 shots with Clarkson outshooting Brown 8-4.
Applying the pressure early in the third period, Clarkson fired multiple shots on net but Moore made a diving stop and 15 seconds later sophomore Renata Fast hit the post, keeping the game tied at one.
Brown's best chance in the third period came with under four minutes to play when Brittany Moorehead took a self pass off the boards in her defensive end and carried the puck toward Howe, but her shot was denied and the game remained tied.
No. 6 Boston College 8, Providence 6
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Sophomore Haley Skarupa and junior Kate Leary each scored two goals, and six different Eagles scored as Boston College held on to win 8-6 against Providence at Schneider Arena on Friday night.
Kate Leary and Haley Skarupa each had two goals to lead the Eagles.
Providence had three goals in the final two minutes of the game to cut BC's lead to 7-6, but Leary added an empty-net goal with three seconds left.
Megan Miller entered the game in the second period for Corinne Boyles and made 18 saves in 39:55, improving to 2-0-0 on the season. Sarah Bryant played the first two periods for the Friars and made 19 saves. She falls to 0-2-0 in defeat.
No. 9 Quinnipiac 6, Colgate 0
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Quinnipiac littered the stat sheet with six different goal scorers in its 6-0 win against Colgate from High Point Solutions Arena on Friday.
Each member of the Bobcats' top offensive line lit the lamp once while a pair of sophomore defenders each scored their first career goal. The offensive effort combined with a solid night in net from junior goalie Chelsea Laden (20 saves) as she notched her nation-leading fourth shutout of the season.
Quinnipiac continues its best start to a season in program history at 7-1-1 (2-1 ECAC) while the Raiders fall to 2-7 (0-3 ECAC).