Women’s Final: Minnesota 5, UND 1

Leah Jensen returns for the lineup for UND tonight. Meghan Dufault still out with an injury. Game is televised on Midco Sports Network and Fox College Sports.

First period

UND 1, Minnesota 0 — Becca Kohler (Andrea Dalen) 7:39. Dalen makes a between-the-legs, behind-the-back pass to the slot area, where a Gopher defenseman fails to pick up the loose puck. Kohler steps up and snaps it glove side for the goal.

UND 1, Minnesota 1 — Maryanne Menefee (Kelly Terry, Dani Cameranesi) 9:05 (pp). Terry circles the net and sends a pass to the slot area, where Menefee stops it with her skate and partially whiffs on the shot, but it fools Shaw and goes five-hole.

Second period

Minnesota 2, UND 1 — Kate Schipper (Sarah Davis) :44. UND has a taxing first shift, then ices the puck. Minnesota makes UND pay and scores off the faceoff with Davis setting up Schipper.

Minnesota 3, UND 1 — Kate Schipper (Meghan Lorence, Rachael Bona) 3:05 (pp). Dalen blocks a blast from the point, but goes down injured and the Gophers essentially have a 5×3. They get the puck to the net, where Lorence’s shot is blocked, but Schipper finds the rebound on the back door for an easy goal.

Minnesota 4, UND 1 — Meghan Lorence (Hannah Brandt, Milica McMillen) 18:06. Lorence curls out of the corner with the puck and UND has a mix-up defensively and nobody takes her. Lorence snipes the blocker side corner of the net for a three-goal lead.

Third period

Minnesota 5, UND 1 — Rachael Bona (Sarah Davis, Milica McMillen) 15:01 (pp). The Gophers go to 3-for-3 on the power play as Davis hits Bona on top of the crease. Shaw makes the initial save, but Bona gets her own rebound.

UND’s lines

11 Shannon Kaiser–63 Josefine Jakobsen–21 Amy Menke
15 Kayla Gardner–51 Becca Kohler–10 Andrea Dalen
14 Marissa Salo–55 Lisa Marvin–13 Layla Marvin
27 Christina LaCombe–25 Leah Jensen–9 Kayla Berg

5 Johanna Fallman–18 Halli Krzyzaniak
4 Sam LaShomb–6 Gracen Hirschy
16 Tori Williams–8 Samantha Hanson

29 Lexi Shaw
1 Shelby Amsley-Benzie
34 Annie Chipman

Minnesota’s lines

14 Maryanne Menefee–22 Hannah Brandt–20 Meghan Lorence
7 Rachael Bona–9 Sarah Davis–6 Katie Schipper
16 Bethany Brausen–10 Kelly Terry–21 Dani Cameranesi
15 Paige Haley–17 Jordyn Burns–3 Kate Flug

5 Rachel Ramsey–27 Baylee Gillanders
13 Milica McMillen–18 Brook Garzone
11 Kelsey Cline–12 Megan Wolfe

29 Amanda Leveille
31 Shyler Sletta
37 Sidney Peters