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Harvard shuts out Dartmouth

CAMBRIGE, Mass. -- Five different Crimson skaters found the back of the net as fifth-ranked Harvard cruised to a 5-0 win against ECAC and Ivy League rival Dartmouth on Sunday in the Bright-Landry Hockey Center. In all, nine skaters picked up points for Harvard (8-1-1, 7-1-1 ECAC), five of which were involved in multiple scores, led by captain Marissa Gedman's three points (one goal, two assists).

Gedman, Dylanne Crugnale, Sydney Daniels, Miye D'Oench and Mary Parker all had a score and an assist, while Briana Mastel, Gina McDonald, Hillary Crowe and Samantha Reber all piled on with helpers. In net, Emerance Maschmeyer padded away 25 shots to record her fourth shutout of the season, the ninth of her career.  

The Crimson special teams shone once again as Harvard killed off all six Dartmouth power plays, while going 2-for-3 on the advantage itself. The first Crimson power-play goal came as the game's first tally as Dylanne Crugnale tipped in a laser shot by Gedman from the point with just five minutes left in the first stanza.

This was the first time all season more than two Crimson skaters had multiple points. Nine individual point-earners is the most in one game all year. Maschmeyer recorded her ninth career shutout, sitting four behind Erin Villiote (13 shutouts) in fourth-place all-time at Harvard; she's one away from tying her career high (five) set last season

No. 1 Minnesota 9, Princeton 1

MINNEAPOLIS – Nine different Gophers scored goals as Minnesota cruised to a 9-1 win against Princeton in front of 1,752 fans at Ridder Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Led by three Gophers with three-point efforts, eight players had multiple points in Minnesota's 17th win of the season. Junior Rachael Bona had three assists, and senior Sarah Davis and sophomore Hannah Brandt each recorded one goal and two assists.

"It was a tremendous weekend for us, in particular [Sunday], with a lot of people getting on the scoreboard in a good performance by everybody in gold," head coach Brad Frost said. "Overall, I'm really happy with the weekend. To be able to go 6-0 in non-conference play is big for us, and I'm looking forward to getting out to Ohio next weekend."

Minnesota (17-1-0, 11-1-0 WCHA) used another quick start to jump to a 4-0 lead after the first period. In their past four games, the Gophers have out-scored their opponents 11-0 in the first period.

The second period saw the Gophers extend their lead to 5-0 on a goal by senior Baylee Gillanders before Princeton's Brianna Leahy solved goaltender Amanda Leveille  at the 12:23 mark. Senior Bethany Brausen added her second goal in as many games with 11 seconds remaining to make it 6-1 heading into the third.

Minnesota added three more goals in the third period with tallies from sophomore Maryanne Menefee, freshman Kelsey Cline  and senior Kelly Terry.