NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sophomore Hannah Brandt and juniors Rachael Bona and Meghan Lorence combined for nine points as the No. 1 Golden Gophers secured a non-conference sweep on the road at Yale with a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon.
Brandt, Bona and Lorence each recorded three points on one goal and two assists to lead Minnesota. Freshman Megan Wolfe added her third career goal as well.
Similar to Saturday's 5-1 victory, the Gophers took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. Wolfe converted on a power-play goal at the 3:22 mark on assists from Bona and senior Sarah Davis before Bona buried a loose puck out front for her eighth goal of the season at 15:24. Brandt capped the first-period scoring with her seventh goal of the season 2:27 later.
Minnesota (15-1-0, 11-1-0 WCHA) extended its lead to 4-0 with its second power-play goal of the game when Lorence scored off a feed from sophomore Milica McMillen and Brandt at 3:58 of the second period. However, Yale (2-7-1, 2-3-1 ECAC Hockey) responded with a goal by Janelle Ferrara less than 60 seconds later.
Minnesota extended its road-game winning streak to 37 games, a stretch that dates back to Jan. 14, 2013. In addition, the Gophers have not lost a non-conference game since falling to Boston College 4-1 in the 2011 NCAA Regional.
No. 7 Boston College 3, Connecticut 2
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Freshman Andie Anastos scored a goal and added an assist and goaltender Megan Miller made 17 saves to lift Boston College against Connecticut 3-2 at Freitas Ice Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.
Andie Anastos put the Eagles on top 3-2 at 2:53 of the third period with her eighth goal of the season, finding the back of the net off a feed from Kaliya Johnson.
UConn took an early lead at 3:39 of the first period with a goal from Kayla Campero, her fifth of the season. The goal marked the first time the Huskies had a lead in a game against the Eagles since Feb. 4, 2011. Seven games have been played between the two teams since that game.
Dana Trivigno knotted up the score at 14:02 of the first period with a power-play goal, beating UConn goaltender Sarah Moses. Emily Pfalzer and Emily Field assisted on the play. Melissa Bizzari then gave the Eagles a 2-1 lead with 15 seconds remaining in the first period.
UConn tied up the score once again at 4:47 of the middle stanza when Emily Snodgrass buried a shot into the net from the slot. Michela Cava notched her second assist of the game on the goal.
No. 9 Boston University 2, New Hamsphire 1
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Kayla Tutino's goal at 11:14 of the third period broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Boston University to a 2-1 victory against New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at Whittemore Center.
BU (11-3-1, 7-0-0 WHEA) improved its league win streak to 22 games and is now 2-0-0 this season against New Hampshire (6-7-2, 2-3-2 WHEA), with both wins coming at Whittemore Center. The Terriers will enter December with a 7-0-0 record in conference competition and remain the only unbeaten team in Hockey East.
Sophomore Sarah Lefort lit the lamp in the first period with helpers from Tutino and freshman Samantha Sutherland. Senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry was finished with 29 saves, including 11 in the final frame.
The teams got through only a minute and a half of the second period before a power outage caused a 30-minute delay.
UNH evened the score on a power play at the 15:28 mark of the middle frame when Hannah Armstrong redirected a Jess Ryan shot past Sperry. It was the only blemish of the game for the BU penalty killers, as held the Wildcats scoreless on their other four power-play opportunities.