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Vint breaks career goal record as No. 8 Robert Morris falls

ERIE, Pa. -- Robert Morris junior forward Rebecca Vint broke Brianna Delaney's school record for career goals this afternoon with a hat trick in the Colonials' 5-3 loss to in-state rival Mercyhurst.

Despite making 31 saves, Dodds suffered the first loss of her collegiate career.

Vint now has 17 goals on the season and 55 for her career.

No. 1 Minnesota 3, St. Cloud State 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota (24-1-1, 18-1-1-0 WCHA) defeated St. Cloud State 3-1 at Ridder Arena to extend its NCAA-best unbeaten streak to 12 games. Rachel Bona led the Gophers with a goal and an assist on Saturday.

Rachel Ramsey added two assists, and Minnesota outshot the Huskies (4-21-3, 3-17-2-1 WCHA) 47-18 on the night.

The Gophers weathered three St. Cloud State power plays in the first 8 minutes of the third period to hold onto the 3-1 lead.

Amanda Leveille made 17 saves for Minnesota. Katie Fitzgerald made 44 stops for the Huskies.

No. 2 Wisconsin 3, Minnesota-Duluth 1

MADISON, Wis. -- Led by powerful special teams play and some goaltender heroics, No. 2 Wisconsin vanquished long-time conference-rival Minnesota Duluth 3-1 Saturday at LaBahn Arena.

After scoring on two of their five power-play opportunities in today’s contest, the Badgers (20-3-2, 16-3-2-1) improved their power-play scoring percentage to 27.1, the second-best in the nation. Wisconsin also showed strength in penalty kills, holding UMD (11-9-5, 9-7-5-3) scoreless on all three of its power plays to bring UW’s penalty-kill percentage to 92.6, which ranks third nationally.

No. 6 Clarkson 3, No. 4 Cornell 1

POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Cornell dropped just its third game of the season, losing to No. 6 Clarkson 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena. Emily Fulton capitalized on a power-play opportunity at 5:30 in the second period, but it wasn't enough to lift the Big Red (14-3-4) against the Golden Knights (19-4-3). 

Clarkson led 2-0 going into the second period and Jamie Lee Rattray added a final insurance tally at 12:36 in the second. Clarkson goaltender Erica Howe stopped 20 shots for the Golden Knights.

Junior forward Jillian Saulnier and senior defender Alyssa Gagliardi picked up assists on Fulton's goal. Freshman goaltender Paul Voorheis made 12 saves in the third period and stopped 28 shots overall. She now drops to 3-2-1 on the season.

No. 5 Harvard 3, Rensselaer 1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After falling to Rensselaer early in the season, the No. 5 Harvard set out to exact revenge, and the Crimson (16-2-2, 12-2-1 ECAC) did just that. Harvard handled the Engineers (10-13-2, 6-7-1 ECAC) 3-1 in Bright-Landry Hockey Center on Saturday evening to extend its first-place conference standing.

Junior Hillary Crowe continued her torrid pace, finding the back of the net twice for Harvard in the victory. Sophomore Miye D'Oench collected the Crimson's second empty netter this season, adding her 11th goal of the year with just 37 seconds left in the contest. Between the pipes, sophomore Emerance Maschmeyer turned aside 30 shots, 10 apiece over all three periods, to earn her 12th victory of the season in net.

No. 7 Boston College 5, New Hampshire 3

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Taylor Wasylk scored two goals and notched an assist and Dana Trivigno tallied one goal and three assist to lead No. 7 Boston College to a 5-3 conference victory against New Hampshire at Kelley Rink on Saturday afternoon.

Boston College came out strong, scoring three goals in the first period. Taylor Wasylk netted two goals and Dana Trivigno notched one to give the Eagles a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

BC was 1-3 on the power play while UNH went 0-2 on the man advantage.

The Wildcats held a 32-31 edge in shots in the game.

Vermont 5, No. 10 Boston University 1

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Senior Kaleigh Fratkin scored her second goal in as many games, but the No. 10 Boston University lost 5-1 at Vermont on Saturday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

BU (16-8-1, 9-5-0 WHEA) entered the second period with a 1-1 tie, but Vermont (11-12-4, 7-6-1 WHEA) scored twice in the middle stanza to help secure the win. It is the first time the Terriers have been swept in a weekend series by the same team since Jan. 14-15, 2012.

Fratkin's fourth goal of the season was the only time BU bested Roxanne Douville, who made 32 saves. Sophomore Lillian Ribeirinha-Braga had her second assist in as many games and senior captain Louise Warren also had a helper on Fratkin's goal to extend her point streak to three games. Freshman Victoria Hanson made 25 stops for the Terriers.