WCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: October 20th, 2014

Friday, Oct. 17

St. Cloud State 5, Minnesota State 1

Despite a stellar 49-save performance from goaltender Brianna Quade, the Mavericks could not hold off the Huskies’ offense. Defenseman Audrey Hanmer scored twice and Abby Ness netted a goal and an assist in the St. Cloud win, while Savannah Quandt scored Minnesota State’s lone goal. | Box Score | SCSUHuskies.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

Ohio State 5, Bemidji State 1

The Buckeyes handed Bemidji State its very first loss of the season, led by a hat trick from Julia McKinnon, two goals from Kendall Curtis and three assists from Lauren Spring. Summer Thibodea scored the lone goal for the Beavers. | Box Score | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | BSUBeavers.com Recap

North Dakota 2, Minnesota Duluth 1 (OT)

Jenna McParland got the Bulldogs on the board first in the second period, but Sam Hanson tied it for North Dakota with 6:40 left in the third. Sam LaShomb buried a centering pass 1:46 into the overtime frame to seal the win for UND, with goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie making 26 saves in the win. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | UMDBulldogs.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Minnesota 4, Wisconsin 1

The Gophers knocked off newly-ranked-No.1 Wisconsin on the road, thanks in large part to a hat trick from sophomore forward Dani Cameranesi. Hannah Brandt also recorded a goal and an assist, while Karley Sylvester scored the lone goal for the Badgers. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | UWBadgers.com Recap

Saturday, Oct. 18

Ohio State 1, Bemidji State 0

Kassidy Suave earned the shutout in net while Danielle Gagne scored the game-winner for the Buckeyes, who completed the sweep over Bemidji State. Things all of a sudden look very different for the Beavers, who started off so well but are now 0-2-0-0 in conference play. | Box Score | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | BSUBeavers.com Recap

Minnesota State 1, St. Cloud State 1 (OT)

Natalie Stoltz got Minnesota State on the board first with a shorthanded goal in the second period, but St. Cloud State responded with a shorthanded tally of its own in the third from Molly Illikainen. Lauren Hespenheide scored the lone goal in the shootout to help the Huskies earn the extra point in the WCHA standings. | Box Score | MSUMavericks.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

Minnesota Duluth 1, North Dakota 0

A late power play goal from Meghan Huertas was all the Bulldogs would need to earn the split and snap a nine-game winless streak against UND. Goaltender Kayla Black made 16 saves in the shutout, while Amsley-Benzie stopped 30 shots at the other end. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap |UNDSports.com Recap | UNDSports.com Highlights

Minnesota 2, Wisconsin 1 (OT)

The Badgers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second period with a goal from Sarah Nurse, but the Gophers rallied late and eventually clinched the win in overtime. Rachael Bona knotted things up with 1:28 remaining in regulation, and defenseman Rachel Ramsey scored to win it for Minnesota with only a minute left in overtime. Ann-Renée Desbiens recorded a career-high 33 saves in net, while Amanda Leveille made 40 saves to backstop the Gophers to the sweep. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | UWBadgers.com Recap

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