Cameranesi Hat Trick Helps Minnesota Defeat Minnesota State, 5-1
Sophomore forward Dani Cameranesi has second hat trick of season for Gophers

Sophomore forward Dani Cameranesi scored a hat trick for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:18  MIN1-0 EV Milica McMillen (7)Cara Piazza/2, Brook Garzone/5
1st 18:09  MIN2-0 PP GW Dani Cameranesi (10)Rachael Bona/11, Rachel Ramsey/8
2nd 6:13  MIN3-0 EV Dani Cameranesi (11)Hannah Brandt/11, Maryanne Menefee/2
2nd 17:02  MIN4-0 EV Hannah Brandt (10)Maryanne Menefee/3, Milica McMillen/7
2nd 19:26  MNS1-4 EV Anna Keys (1)Natalie Stoltz/2, Nicole Schammel/2
3rd 17:28  MIN5-1 PP Dani Cameranesi (12)Rachel Ramsey/9, Rachael Bona/12
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  2215
Minnesota State  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  17172357
Minnesota State  78116
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (10-1-2)  2/6 1/2 0
Minnesota State (0-12-1)  0/1 6/12 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Amanda Leveille (W, 9-1-1)40:001 77014
Shyler Sletta20:000 0011
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin Krichiver (L, 0-8-1)60:005 15152252

Mankato, Minn. --- The Mavericks were unable to stymie the number 2 ranked Golden Gophers as they scored a pair of goals in each of the first two periods and one more in the final stanza to notch the 5-1 win.

With the loss the Mavericks drop to 0-12-1 overall and 0-10-1 in WCHA play while the Gophers move to 10-1-2 and 8-1-2 in league play.

Minnesota came out rolling in the first period as they outshot the Mavericks 17-7. The Gophers were able to capitalize on their first of five power-play opportunities as Dani Cameranesi netted her first of three on the night to give Minnesota a 2-0 lead going into the second period.

The Gophers were able to slide two more past Maverick junior goaltender Erin Krichiver who made 15 more saves in the second period. The Mavericks were able to gain some momentum going into the third period when senior captain Natalie Stoltz cruised down the right side of the offensive zone and shot the puck to the weak side where Minnesota goaltender Amanda Leveille spit out a rebound to freshman defenseman Anna Keys who was able to bury the first goal of her career at 19:26 of the period.

In the final period, the Gophers solidified the win when Cameranesi tipped the puck just below Krichiver's glove off of a shot from defenseman Rachael Ramsey from the point on the power play at the 17:28 mark of the period to cap off the hat trick.

Minnesota State was outshot 57-16 on the evening. Minnesota also held the power-play advantage in scoring on two of five chances while the Mavericks were unable to capitalize on their lone opportunity.

The Mavericks take on the Gophers again tomorrow afternoon at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The opening faceoff is set for 4:07 p.m.