WCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: December 8th, 2014

Friday, Dec. 5

Bemidji State 7, Minnesota State 4

The Mavericks came out of the first period with a 2-1 lead behind goals from Katie Johnson and Hannah Davidson, but the Beavers scored six-straight to open up a five-goal lead in the third period. Kaitlyn Tougas led the team with two goals and an assist, and defenseman Ivana Bilic notched a goal and three assists for a four-point night. Johnson led Minnesota State with two goals and three points of her own, and Davidson also recorded a three-point game. | Box Score | BSUBeavers.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

Ohio State 2, Minnesota Duluth 2 (OT)

The Bulldogs erased two Ohio State leads to force the tie on the road. The Buckeyes entered the third period with a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from Danielle Gagne, but Ashleigh Brykaliuk knotted things up at 1-1 less than five minutes in. Taylor Kuehl responded with a power-play goal of her own four minutes later to take a 2-1 lead, and the Bulldogs’ Katerina Mrâzovâ tied it up again with under five minutes left in regulation. Kayla Black made 31 saves to help UMD earn the tie. | Box Score | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | UMDBulldogs.com Recap

Minnesota 12, St. Cloud State 0

Hannah Brandt led the Gophers with one goal and seven points, a career-high for a single-game effort. Dani Cameranesi also notched six assists, and Rachael Bona scored two goals and four points. Freshman Nina Rodgers scored the first two goals of her career, Maryanne Menefee tallied twice, and Kelly Pannek added four assists. Sidney Peters picked up the shutout in net with 18 saves, and at the other end, Julie Friend 26 saves through 40 minutes of action. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

Wisconsin 2, North Dakota 1 (OT)

Sarah Nurse’s wrister just over halfway through the overtime period gave the Badgers the win over UND, extending their unbeaten streak to 11. In the first period, Baylee Wellhausen gave Wisconsin a 1-0 lead, but the Badgers couldn’t solve North Dakota goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie again through the rest of regulation, despite throwing 46 shots at her. With only three minutes left in the third, UND found an equalizer through Shannon Kaiser’s goal, but could not finish it off. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap | UNDSports.com Recap

Saturday, Dec. 6

Bemidji State 2, Minnesota State 0

The Beavers capped off the sweep with a shutout victory, behind 26 saves from Brittni Mowat. At the other end, Erin Krichiver made 35 saves to keep the Mavericks in it. Rachael Kelly got Bemidji State on the board in the first period, and Tougas added an insurance goal midway through the third to seal it. Nicole Schammel led Minnesota State with nine shots on goal. | Box Score | BSUBeavers.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

Minnesota Duluth 4, Ohio State 1

The Bulldogs picked up the win on the road after settling for a tie on Friday night. Ohio State’s Lauren Spring got the scoring started just two and a half minutes into the second period, but Zoe Hickel tied it up for UMD about four minutes later, and the Bulldogs never looked back. Brykaliuk and Lara Stalder each posted two assists in the win. Sara Schmitt led the Buckeyes with four shots on goal. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap

Minnesota 7, St. Cloud State 0

Minnesota finished off the sweep of St. Cloud with another rout. Kelsey Cline led the team with three points off three assists, while Milica McMillen potted two goals and Kate Schipper and Brandt each netted a goal and an assist. Bona and Pannek also recorded multi-point games in the effort. Amanda Leveille was in net for the shutout; for the Huskies, Katie Fitzgerald came up with 32 saves in the loss. | Box Score | GopherSports.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

Sunday, Dec. 7

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