|1st||12:55||CLK||1-0||EV||Geneviève Bannon (15)||Savannah Harmon/25, Ella Shelton/18|
|1st||17:54||MIN||1-1||EV||Kate Schipper (13)||Caitlin Reilly/7|
|2nd||11:21||CLK||2-1||EV||Loren Gabel (22)||Geneviève Bannon/35, Cayley Mercer/33|
|2nd||19:00||MIN||2-2||EV||Sarah Potomak (20)||Kelly Pannek/43, Sydney Baldwin/14|
|3rd||4:58||CLK||3-2||EV||Savannah Harmon (10)||Rhyen McGill/22, Amanda Titus/5|
|3rd||14:57||MIN||3-3||EV||Sophie Skarzynski (4)||Lindsay Agnew/5|
|3rd||18:29||CLK||4-3||EV GW||Rhyen McGill (9)||Cayley Mercer/34, Geneviève Bannon/36|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Sidney Peters (L, 25-8-4)||59:05||4||6||10||5||21|
|Shea Tiley (W, 27-4-5)||60:00||3||13||10||5||28|
ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Despite battling back to tie the game three times, the No. 5 Golden Gopher women's hockey team fell to No. 2 Clarkson by a score of 4-3 in the NCAA Women's Frozen Four semifinal round at the Family Arena Friday night.
Minnesota (26-8-5) scored once in each period, responding each time Clarkson took the lead, but the Golden Knights scored to make it 4-3 with just 1:31 remaining and the Gophers could not find the fourth equalizer.
The Gophers received goals from Kate Schipper, Sarah Potomak, and Sophie Skarzynski along with a 21-save effort from Sidney Peters in the program's sixth-straight Frozen Four appearance.
Clarkson (31-4-5) was led by two points each from Genevieve Bannon (1g-1a), Savannah Harmon (1g-1a), Rhyen McGill (1g-1a), and Cayley Mercer (2a) while receiving 28 saves from Shea Tiley in net.
The Golden Knights took a 1-0 lead when Bannon buried a rebound from Harmon and Ella Shelton at the 12:55 mark of the first period, but Minnesota responded with a goal by Schipper with 2:06 remaining in the opening stanza. Caitlin Reilly threaded a pass through the slot, and Schipper poked it in to even the score at 1-1.
Clarkson regained the one-goal lead when Loren Gabel scored off a pass from Bannon at the 11:21 mark of the second period, but the Gophers again responded. Potomak scored top-shelf off a feed from Kelly Pannek and Sydney Baldwin with one minute remaining in the period and the teams headed into the second intermission tied up 2-2.
The third period mirrored the first two as Clarkson struck again at the 4:58 mark of the third period on an unassisted tally by Harmon, but Skarzynski netted her fourth of the year to tie the score at 3-3 with 5:03 to play. McGill then scored the game-winner with less than two minutes to play to secure Clarkson's spot in the national championship game.
In the first semifinal, Wisconsin used a goal by Mellissa Channell with just 17 seconds remaining to break a scoreless tie and punch its ticket to the national championship game. The Badgers and Golden Knights will face off in the title game at 2 p.m. CT Sunday with the game airing live on the Big Ten Network.