|1st||6:53||MND||1-0||EV||Lara Stalder (2)||Katherine McGovern/2|
|1st||9:44||MND||2-0||EV GW||Lara Stalder (3)||Ashleigh Brykaliuk/2, Katherine McGovern/3|
|2nd||12:37||MND||3-0||EV||Katherine McGovern (3)||Lara Stalder/5, Ashleigh Brykaliuk/3|
|3rd||3:28||MND||4-0||EV||Catherine Daoust (1)||-|
|3rd||15:52||MNS||1-4||EV||Jordan McLaughlin (1)||McKenzie Sederberg/1, Brianna Quade/1|
|3rd||19:49||MND||5-1||EV||Lara Stalder (4)||Lynn Astrup/1, Linnea Hedin/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (2-2-0)||0/3||3/6||0|
|Minnesota Duluth (3-0-1)||0/2||4/8||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brianna Quade (L, 1-2-0)||60:00||5||8||10||17||35|
|Minnesota Duluth Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Maddie Rooney (W, 3-0-1)||60:00||1||8||8||8||24|
With its best start since the 2007-08 season, the No. 6 University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team stayed unbeaten Saturday afternoon with a 5-1 win over Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The Bulldogs were led by senior forwards Lara Stalder - who compiled two goals and an assist to etch her place into UMD's 100 career point club - and Katherine McGovern, who added two assists and a goal in her third score in as many games.
McGovern sprung Stalder at the Mavericks blueline 6:53 into the first period for the 1-0 lead, and Stalder doubled that less than three minutes later with a slap-shot from the left circle.
Midway through the second period, UMD extended its lead to three goals when McGovern finished off a give-and-go from Stalder at the 12:37 mark. Stalder's assist put her in elite UMD hockey company, making her the 20th player in Bulldog program history to reach the 100 point mark. The forward from Luzern, Switzerland joins her linemate Ashleigh Brykaliuk, who reached the plateau last season and currently ranks as the 16th scorer at UMD.
Junior blueliner Catherine Daoust tacked on to the Bulldog lead at 3:28 of the third period, but a MSU goal with 4:08 remaining broke UMD's shutout streak of five periods and over 119 minutes of action. Stalder put the wraps on the game with 11 seconds left, notching her second career hat-trick to ice the Bulldogs third straight win.
Sophomore Maddie Rooney made 24 saves in her third consecutive win between the pipes, and the Bulldogs held the Mavericks scoreless in three power play attempts, staying a perfect 8-of-8 on the penalty kill in the series.
UMD -- now 3-0-1 and 2-0-0 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association -- will travel to Minneapolis, Minn. next weekend to face the No. 2 University of Minnesota. Game-time for Friday night is set for 6:07 p.m.
BULLDOG NOTES: With six points (3g, 3a) on the weekend, Lara Stalder took over as UMD's top scorer and now owns four goals and five assists for nine points in the Bulldogs first four games ... three players registered two or more points on Saturday, including Stalder (3g, 1a), Katherine McGovern (1g, 2a) and Ashleigh Brykaliuk (2a).