|1st||6:40||NDK||1-0||PP GW||Ryleigh Houston (2)||Halli Krzyzaniak/6, Gracen Hirschy/5|
|2nd||15:47||NDK||2-0||EV||Emma Nuutinen (7)||Anna Kilponen/3, Halli Krzyzaniak/7|
|3rd||14:13||NDK||3-0||EV||Jordan Hampton (3)||Ryleigh Houston/8, Gracen Hirschy/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|North Dakota (7-5-4)||1/3||3/6||0|
|Abbey Miller (L, 4-6-3)||59:53||3||8||8||6||22|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Lexie Shaw (W, 7-4-4)||60:00||0||4||6||3||13|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - After a frustrating loss to start the weekend, the UND women's hockey team rebounded for a 3-0 win over Syracuse on Saturday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
The Fighting Hawks (7-5-4) scored one goal each period en route to the victory over the Orange (4-7-3). Syracuse blocked a total of 28 shots in its win on Friday, but was only able to block 13 in the weekend finale. North Dakota out-shot Syracuse 25-13, and senior goaltender Lexie Shaw made all 13 stops to earn her fourth shutout of the season.
North Dakota got the ball rolling in the first period with a power-play goal at the 6:40 mark. Just 11 seconds into the second power play of the game for UND, freshman Ryleigh Houston redirected a shot from Halli Krzyzaniak to put the first puck of the weekend behind Syracuse goaltender Abbey Miller.
In the second period fellow freshman Emma Nuutinen added to the UND lead at the 15:47 mark. Nuutinen received a cross-zone pass from Anna Kilponen, collected the puck and fired a shot over the blocker of Miller. The goal was Nuutinen's seventh of the season, which is a team high and leads all freshmen in the WCHA.
The Fighting Hawks added its final goal of the game in the third period. Jordan Hampton received the puck at the point and fired a shot that hit off a Syracuse player to beat Miller for the third time of the game.
Houston, Krzyzaniak and Gracen Hirschy all finished the contest with two points each; Houston having one goal and one assist, while Krzyzaniak and Hirschy both had two assists.
North Dakota hits the road next weekend, traveling to Columbus, Ohio to take on Ohio State over the Dec. 2-3 weekend.