|2nd||9:33||WIS||1-0||EV||Alexis Mauermann (3)||Sam Cogan/8|
|2nd||10:49||MIN||1-1||PP||Grace Zumwinkle (5)||Patti Marshall/9, Nicole Schammel/4|
|OT||1:32||WIS||2-1||EV GW||Baylee Wellhausen (2)||Abby Roque/12, Grace Bowlby/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Kristen Campbell (W, 12-0-0)||61:32||1||6||5||5||0||16|
|Sidney Peters (L, 3-3-0)||61:32||2||9||9||6||1||25|
MINNEAPOLIS - The No. 6 Golden Gopher women's hockey team gave top-ranked Wisconsin all it could handle but ultimately fell 2-1 in overtime in front of 1,178 fans at Ridder Arena Sunday evening.
Minnesota (5-4-1, 4-3-1-0 WCHA) received 25 saves from netminder Sidney Peters and got a game-tying power-play goal from Grace Zumwinkle, and the Gophers and Badgers did not disappoint fans with two entertaining WCHA games in this year's first Border Battle series.
"I am really really proud of our kids," head coach Brad Frost said. "Once again, it was anybody's game. We just did so many great things, the battle and the compete of our players, the desire that they had to win that hockey game -- that is everything we want from them.
"It wasn't perfect obviously, but again I just love where our team is at. I just wish we could have come out with a win tonight just to make everybody feel a little better. Our team is disappointed, but as coaches we are really really proud."
The teams were locked in a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation behind second-period goals from Wisconsin's Alexis Mauermann, and Zumwinkle. Baylee Wellhausen then won the game for the Badgers at the 1:32 mark of overtime.
Wisconsin (12-0-0, 6-0-0 WCHA) received 16 saves from goaltender Kristen Campbell as the Gophers were outshot, 27-17, after outshooting UW by the same count in game one of the series.
After a scoreless first period, the Badgers struck first with a goal by Mauermann at the 9:33 mark of the middle frame. Zumwinkle answered for the Maroon & Gold just 1:16 later, netting her fifth power-play goal of the season. Patti Marshall and Nicole Schammel picked up assists on the play.
The teams headed to the second intermission tied at 1-1 and battled in a back-and-forth third period before Wisconsin came out on top in overtime.
"It was a disappointing result. You get into overtime with a really good team and you try to win it," Frost said. "We had a couple chances there and some scrambles in front of the net, but we weren't able to get the puck deep and they transitioned fairly quickly on us as they have a lot this weekend."
Minnesota fell 3-2 in game one of the Border Battle series on Saturday led by goals from Lindsay Agnew and Sophie Skarzynski along with a 14-save effort from Peters.
For the weekend, Minnesota was 2-for-4 on the power play, scoring one power-play goal in each game, while going perfect on the penalty kill and holding the Badgers scoreless on four power plays.
The Gophers are back on the road next weekend, traveling to Mankato, Minn., for a WCHA series with Minnesota State (2-5-1, 1-3-0 WCHA). Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT Friday, Nov. 3 and 3 p.m. CT Saturday, Nov. 4.