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Wisconsin overcomes first-period deficit to beat Ohio State

MADISON, Wis. -- Despite a slow start, No. 2 Wisconsin overcame an aggressive Ohio State attack to defeat the Buckeyes 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at LaBahn Arena.

After a tough first period that left the Badgers (7-2-0, 5-2-0) trailing the No. 10 Buckeyes (3-2-1, 2-2-1) by a goal, Wisconsin brought the heat during the next two stanzas. Four different players scored for the Badgers on assists from five different teammates, providing an offensive attack that proved too much for Ohio State's defense.

Junior Blayre Turnbull and freshman Sydney McKibbon each tallied power-play goals during the second period. In the third, senior Madison Packer and redshirt junior Brittany Ammerman each added a goal to earn the 4-1 victory.

Ammerman tallied her seventh goal of the year, which leads the Badgers. Turnbull, with her seventh assist of the year, and is now tied with Ammerman for the team lead.

No. 1 Minnesota 7, Minnesota State-Mankato 0

MANKATO, Minn. -- Senior center Kelly Terry recorded a hat trick and a game-high five points and sophomore goaltender Amanda Leveille made 24 saves as the Golden Gophers earned a 7-0 shutout win against Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday afternoon.

Eleven Gophers had points in the win, and Minnesota (10-0-0, 8-0-0 WCHA) moved its NCAA-record winning streak to 59 games. Junior Rachel Ramsey had three assists and sophomore Hannah Brandt scored the game winner and added two assists, joining Terry with multi-point efforts.

The Golden Gophers exploded for four goals in the third period with two of Terry's goals coming in the frame. Goals in the third period also came from Milica McMillen and Baylee Gillanders. 

Hannah Brandt scored the only goal of the first period, while Terry and Brooke Garzone scored in the second.

No. 3 Cornell 1, No. 9 Quinnipiac 1

HAMDEN, Conn. -- Emily Fulton's penalty shot goal in the third period helped No. 3 Cornell to a 1-1 tie with No. 9 Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first period, Cornell (5-0-1, 3-0-1 ECAC Hockey) gave up a short-handed goal to the Bobcats (7-1-2, 2-1-1 ECAC Hockey) at the 15:29 mark of the second when Amanda Colin dropped a pass to Shiann Darkangelo just over blue line. Darkangelo skated in and sent a wrist shot from the right faceoff dot past senior netminder Lauren Slebodnick to give Quinnipiac the 1-0 advantage.

With time winding down in the third, junior Emily Fulton was awarded a penalty shot after some discussion by the officiating crew.

Fulton – the Big Red's leading scorer – had a partial breakaway moving into the Quinnipiac zone and was tripped up by the Bobcats' Cydney Roesler. Fulton was able to get a shot away from her knees, but sent it wide of Chelsea Laden.

Moving in from center ice for the penalty shot, Fulton went low and tried to stuff in under the left pad of Laden. Quinnipiac's netminder made the initial stop but, as she tried to close her pads to freeze the puck, she inadvertently knocked it behind her into the net to tie the game at one.

No. 4 North Dakota 4, Bemidji State 1

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- North Dakota used a three-goal second period to spark a 4-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association victory against Bemidji State on Saturday at Sanford Center.

Junior forward Rachael Kelly scored her first goal of the season, but that was all the offense the Beavers could muster as UND goaltender Lexie Shaw turned aside 22 shots to gain the victory.

BSU would finish the afternoon scoring on one of six power-play opportunities, while UND was held scoreless on all four of its power-play chances.

No. 5 Clarkson 7, Yale 0

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Following a night in which it could only muster one goal on 54 shots, Clarkson had no trouble finding the back of the net as it cruised by the Yale Bulldogs 7-0 on Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena.

Clarkson improves to 7-2-2 (2-1-1 ECAC Hockey) on the year while the Bulldogs fall to 0-4 (0-2 ECAC Hockey).

Sophomore Cayley Mercer got the Knights on the board in the first at the 6:01 mark as she finished passes from seniors Jamie Lee Rattray and Brittany Styner to beat Yale goaltender Jamie Leonoff, giving the Knights a 1-0 lead. The power-play goal was Mercer's second on the year, and Rattray's and Styner's seventh and ninth assists, respectively.

That goal would be all the home team needed as senior goaltender Erica Howe stopped all 22 shots she faced to record her third shutout of the season.

A little more than 30 seconds later the Knights added to their lead when Olivia Howe took the puck down the right side and found Shelby Nisbet in the middle of the ice, who blasted a shot by Leonoff for her third goal of the year to put Clarkson up 2-0.

Styner and Rattray each scored a goal to start the second period and put Clarkson up 4-0. Before the period was over, the Golden Knights would get goals from Corie Jacobson and Genevieve Bannon.

Carly Mercer added a power-play goal midway through the third period to finish the scoring for Clarkson.

No. 7 Harvard 3, Union (N.Y.) 0

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Harvard rebounded from a tough loss Friday night with a 3-0 handling of Union (N.Y.) on Saturday at Messa Rink. The Crimson (3-1-0, 3-1-0 ECAC) got help up front from Miye D'Oench who notched two goals in the winning effort, her first scores of the season. Emerance Maschmeyer shored up the net for Harvard, denying 18 Dutchwomen shots to earn her second shutout in three games.

It was Marissa Gedman who got things rolling in the right direction for Harvard. Still waiting for her first points of the season, Gedman, Harvard's offensive-minded defensive captain, corralled a loose puck and sent a shot right through traffic to give the Crimson an early 1-0 lead four minutes into the contest.

Right off the bat, Harvard began the second period with extra urgency, and it paid off for the Crimson. In a span of two minutes, D'Oench found the back of the net twice for the visitors. The first, at 1:00, D'Oench collected a smooth pass from Robyn White, pushing it through Lundberg's pads.

At 3:07, Samantha Reber found D'Oench from the wing, allowing her to capitalize once again on an open shot, this time putting the Crimson up 3-0 against the Dutchwomen, and marking the first time in her Cambridge career she secured herself a multi-goal game.