LAMOUREUX HAT TRICK PROPELS NORTH DAKOTA PAST MINNESOTA DULUTH, 5-2
Monique Lamoureux scores hat trick for North Dakota

Monique Lamoureux scored a hat trick for North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Monique Lamoureux scored three goals, as the University of North Dakota women's hockey team beat Minnesota Duluth 5-2 tonight at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The win gives UND a sweep of the Bulldogs and improves its record to 8-5-0 and 7-4-0 in conference play.

Goals weren't coming so easy for Lamoureux earlier in the season. Things have changed.

With the score tied 1-1, Lamoureux scored a power play goal to put UND up for good at 18:11 of the second. Lamoureux took the puck at the top of the left circle, made a UMD player miss and beat Bulldog goalie Kayla Black on the far side.

Lamoureux made it 3-1 at 5:32 of the third period. On a 3-on-2 rush, Lamoureux skated through the offensive zone, firing a wrister past Black.

It was her first goal, however, that may have been the most important for UND.

At 3:20 of the first period, Lamoureux launched a shot from the top of the left circle. It deflected off the post and into the net, giving North Dakota a 1-0 lead. It was a bounce that didn't happen earlier this season.

Jocelyne Lamoureux and Josefine Jakobsen each scored for UND to make it 5-1 in the third period, before UMD's Bridgette Lacquette tallied one at 19:55 for the final result.

UND freshman goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie made 27 saves, getting the win. Black finished with 26 for UMD.