Minnesota Sweeps Weekend With 4-2 Win At St. Cloud State
Sophomore forward Cara Piazza posts goal and assist for Gophers

Sophomore forward Cara Piazza had a goal and an assist for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:57  MIN1-0 PP Milica McMillen (8)Kelly Pannek/19, Cara Piazza/20
1st 18:50  MIN2-0 PP Cara Piazza (9)Kelly Pannek/20, Hannah Brandt/24
2nd 15:03  MIN3-0 EV GW Taylor Williamson (3)Nina Rodgers/3, Lee Stecklein/12
3rd 1:51  STC1-3 EV Lauren Hespenheide (4)Vanessa Spataro/2
3rd 5:22  MIN4-1 PP Dani Cameranesi (24)Hannah Brandt/25, Lee Stecklein/13
3rd 12:31  STC2-4 PP Suvi Ollikainen (2)Hannah Potrykus/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  2114
St. Cloud State  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  15111238
St. Cloud State  32914
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (22-3-0)  3/5 3/6 0
St. Cloud State (11-11-3)  1/2 5/10 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (W, 6-0-0)59:502 32712
Empty Net0:100     
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Fitzgerald (L, 10-11-3)59:414 13101134
Empty Net0:190     

The St. Cloud State University women's hockey team (11-11-3, 7-10-3 WCHA) rallied with two third period goals but it wasn't enough to prevent #3 ranked Minnesota (22-3-0, 17-3-0 WCHA) from gaining a 4-2 victory at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Minnesota opened the game with a pair of power play goals in the first period to earn a 2-0 lead in the game. Milica McMillen scored UM's first goal on the advantage at 4:57 of the first. Cara Piazza pushed the Gophers' lead to 2-0 with her PPG at 15:03 of the first.

In the second period, the Gophers' Taylor Williamson scored her club's only goal at the 15:03 mark to make it 3-0.

The Huskies rallied in the opening portion of the third period with the team's first goal of the day by Lauren Hespenheide at 1:51. Her even-strength marker was assisted by Vanessa Spataro. This was Hespenheide's fifth goal of the 2015-16 season, while it was Spataro's third assist of the year for the Huskies.

Minnesota replied with another power play goal by Dani Cameranesi at 5:22 of the third, which made the tally 4-1. To complete the day, SCSU's Suvi Ollikainen scored her second goal of the season with a power play marker at 12:31 of the third. Hannah Potrykus provided the lone assist on the play for the Huskies.

On the day, Minnesota outshot the Huskies 38-14. Katie Fitzgerald made 34 saves in the nets for the Huskies, while Sidney Peters posted 12 saves in the game for UM. On the power play, UM was 3-6 and the Huskies were 1-2.

The Huskies will continue their 2015-16 season on the road with games on Jan. 30-31 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisc. SCSU will be back in town on Feb. 5-6 with a pair of home dates against Bemidji State University.