Minnesota remain hard to beat

The Minnesota hosted Minnesota Duluth in a game that finished 5-3 and that was the league-leader Minnesota's 10th successive game without defeat.

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The Minnesota hosted Minnesota Duluth in a game that finished 5-3 and that was the league-leader Minnesota's 10th successive game without defeat.

The Gophers opened strong, with Catie Skaja scoring right at the start, after only 25 seconds, a goal assisted by Taylor Heise and Grace Zumwinkle.

The Gophers increased the lead to 2-0 within the first minute when Abbey Murphy scored the first goal, assisted by Emily Oden and Nelli Laitinen.

The Bulldogs narrowed the gap to 2-1 in the first period when Maggie Flaherty struck, assisted by Mannon McMahon.

The Gophers scored three goals in second period an held the lead 5-1 going in to the second break.

Mannon McMahon narrowed the gap to 5-2 early into the third period, assisted by Nina Jobst-Smith and Hanna Baskin.

The Bulldogs narrowed the gap again with a goal from Clara Van Wieren, assisted by Ashton Bell and Gabbie Hughes at 19:30 into the third period.

Coming up:

The Gophers will travel to the St. Cloud State on Monday at 7 p.m. CST. The Bulldogs will face St. Cloud State on the road on Friday at 3 p.m. CST.