U Women Sweep Bemidji State
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Senior Meghan Lorence recorded her 100th career point as the No. 2 Gopher women's hockey team wrapped up the regular season with a 4-2 win over Bemidji State Saturday afternoon.
Sophomores Megan Wolfe and Dan Cameranesi and junior Maryanne Menefee each recorded two points on one goal and one assist to lead Minnesota (29-2-4, 22-2-4-2 WCHA) in the win. For the series, Cameranesi led all players with four points as the Gophers came away with a sweep after a 3-2 win Friday.
Redshirt freshman Sidney Peters made 19 saves and improved to 5-0-1 on the season. Meanwhile, the Beavers received 29 saves from goaltender Brittni Mowat as Minnesota outshot BSU, 33-21.
BSU scored first for the second-straight game, but the Gophers responded with three goals to take a 3-1 lead early in the third period. The Beavers cut the lead to one and then had seven minutes on the power play to tally the equalizer, but the Gophers limited scoring chances and eventually iced the win with a fourth goal in the final minute.
Minnesota returns home to Ridder Arena next weekend to begin the 2015 postseason. The Gophers host Minnesota State in the WCHA First Round best-of-three series at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. If necessary, game three is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1.