MANKATO, Min. - Minnesota Duluth tallies seven goals to defeat Minnesota State, 7-0 at All Seasons Arena.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period. Freshman center Brienna Gillanders opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 6: 10 mark. Senior Laura Fridfinnson (9:20) and Jessica Wong (12:05) each scored even strength tallies to close out the first frame to give the Bulldogs the 3-0 lead.
UMD tallied only one goal in the second period, extending their lead to 4-0, scored by freshman Jamie Kenyon at 19:17.
Minnesota Duluth added three more in the third courtesy of sophomore Mariia Posa (4:51), sophomore Audrey Cournoyer (14:07) and senior Elin Holmlov (14:41), making the final, 7-0.
UMD finished with 37 shots to MSU's 23, while the Bulldogs finished the game 1-for-2 on the power play and Minnesota State went 0-for-4 with an extra skater.
Minnesota State's goaltender Danielle Butters allowed all seven goals and tallied 30 saves, while Minnesota Duluth netminder stopped all 23 shots sent her way.
Minnesota State (7-19-3, 6-16-1-0 WCHA) and Minnesota Duluth (15-7-3, 13-7-3-0 WCHA) will finish up their WCHA-series tomorrow afternoon at 3:07 p.m. at All Seasons Arena.