PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The No. 2 Golden Gopher women's hockey team scored four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 6-2 win over Robert Morris in game two of this weekend's non-conference series on the road at Colonials Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota (6-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) was led by Amy Potomak's three-point effort (2g-1a), and the Gophers received multiple points from Alex Woken (1g-1a), Catie Skaja (1g-1a), and Crystalyn Hengler (2a) in the win. Sydney Scobee made a season-high 31 saves on 33 shots faced as the Maroon & Gold had a 39-33 advantage in shots on goal.
The Gophers surrendered the first goal of the game for the first time this season as Robert Morris (2-2-0, 0-0-0 CHA) got on the board just 2:24 into the game before A. Potomak scored back-to-back goals to give Minnesota the 2-1 lead. The Colonials tied the game with a power-play goal just 1:15 into the third period, but the Gophers opened the floodgates over the final 20 minutes with tallies from Madeline Wethington, Sarah Potomak, Woken, and Skaja.
The teams combined for 26 penalty minutes with Minnesota going 0-for-4 on the power play and 6-for-7 on the penalty kill with one shorthanded goal.
"Great response here today after yesterday's game," head coach Brad Frost said. "I thought we controlled play a little more, controlled the puck and managed it better, got some opportunities, and played better defense. Great sweep on the road. We're looking forward to getting back home."
The Gophers return home to resume WCHA play by hosting St. Cloud State at Ridder Arena next Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. Puck drop is set for 4:07 p.m. CT Saturday and 2:07 p.m. CT Sunday. Minnesota will celebrate its annual Alumni Weekend, including the program's alumni game prior to Sunday's game and a special celebration in honor of the 20th anniversary of the program's 1999-2000 AWCHA national championship.