For those of you who didn’t catch the live webcast or the local news, KSTP has posted highlights from UND’s victory over No. 1 Minnesota on its website. The win ended Minnesota’s NCAA-record, 62-game winning streak.
Also, to read the Herald story about the win, including comments from coach Brian Idalski, forward Michelle Karvinen and goalie Lexie Shaw, go here.
A big thanks goes to the Star Tribune and their photo staff for helping us out with photos from the game.
A few notable items that didn’t get in the game story:
- Minnesota’s two most dynamic players are Kelly Terry and Hannah Brandt. Neither of them registered a shot on goal in the game (I still thought Terry was Minnesota’s best player – she created a lot of problems for UND with her speed).
- Idalski said he started Shaw in net because he wanted to stick with the usual rotation. Shaw found out Saturday night that she was getting the start Sunday. She said she knew she had to be at her best because of the six goals Minnesota put up Saturday.
- One big, encouraging sign for UND is that it ranks No. 3 nationally in scoring offense. I didn’t see that coming this season after the loss of the Lamoureux twins.
- Minnesota should still be the No. 1 team in the nation when the polls come out today, but UND also should climb higher than No. 4, which would set a new program best.
- Minnesota comes to The Ralph later this season, but it’s entirely possible that UND will be without Michelle Karvinen, Susanna Tapani and Tanja Eisenschmid for that series because of the Olympics.
- UND stopped the longest winning streak in the country on Sunday. It will try to do the same thing again Friday. That’s because the longest winning streak in the country now belongs to the Badgers, who are coming to town. Their streak is at eight.