Rosemont, IL (gopherSports.com) - The University of Minnesota women's hockey team defeated Boston College, 3-1, to earn its seventh national championship Sunday afternoon.

Minnesota’s Sarah Potomak put the Gophers up 1-0 in the first 13 seconds of the game with an assist from Hannah Brandt and Megan Wolfe. Amanda Kessell tallied another score in the third period with an assist from Potomak, and Kelly Pannek netted Minnesota’s final goal with an assist from Lee Stecklein.

With the 2016 national championship, Minnesota now owns a collegiate record seven national titles. The Gophers have won four titles in the last five years (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) and finished as national runner-up in 2014.

Big Ten schools have now claimed five national titles so far this academic year, including championships for Minnesota women’s hockey, Nebraska volleyball, Ohio State open pistol and Penn State women’s soccer and wrestling.

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