MINNEAPOLIS -- Grace Zumwinkle scored both goals to lead the No. 2 University of Minnesota women's hockey team to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over visiting St. Cloud State at Ridder Arena on Thursday afternoon.
Minnesota (6-1-0, 6-1-0 WCHA) extended its current winning streak over the Huskies to 15 games but had to rally from a one-goal deficit to get there. St. Cloud State (2-5-0, 2-5-0 WCHA) got on the board first when Olivia Cvar scored on the power play -- the first power-play goal allowed by the Maroon & Gold this season -- at 18:21 of the second period.
Zumwinkle responded with a pair of third-period goals, marking her second two-goal game of the season. She solved SCSU netminder Emma Polusny on an unassisted tally at the 1:41 mark of the final stanza before burying a feed from Anne Cherkowski for the game-winner with 6:35 remaining in the game.
Lauren Bench made 24 saves while Polusny had 40 for the Huskies as Minnesota had the advantage in shots on goal at 42-25.
Thursday's game marked the 100th meeting in program history between Minnesota and St. Cloud State as the Gophers improved to 94-3-3 all-time against the Huskies in a series dating back to November 1997. The Gophers are 45-0-2 against the Huskies at Ridder Arena, and Minnesota has now won 15-straight games over SCSU.
The Gophers and Huskies face off in a home-and-home series this weekend. Puck drop is at 4:07 p.m. CT Saturday at Ridder Arena before the teams conclude the three-game week at 3:07 p.m. CT Sunday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.