Black Stops 27 Shots in Minnesota Duluth's 3-0 Win At Connecticut
Junior goaltender Kayla Black makes 27 saves for Bulldogs

Junior goaltender Kayla Black made 27 saves for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 4:07  MND1-0 PP GW Zoe Hickel (1)Meghan Huertas/1, Catherine Daoust/1
2nd 10:29  MND2-0 PP Tea Villilä (1)Michelle Löwenhielm/2
3rd 18:51  MND3-0 EV EN Michelle Löwenhielm (1)Emma Stauber/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Duluth  0213
Connecticut  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Duluth  11131135
Connecticut  681327
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Duluth (1-0-1)  2/4 6/12 0
Connecticut (0-1-1)  0/6 4/8 0
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kayla Black (W, 1-0-1)60:000 681327
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Elaine Chuli (L, 0-1-1)59:072 11111032
Empty Net0:531     

The No. 10 University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team waited patiently for its chance to strike Saturday afternoon, and that patience paid off in a big way.

Using two power play goals a mere 6:22 apart in the second period, the Bulldogs broken open a scoreless skate to propel them to a 3-0 triumph over the University of Connecticut at the Mark Edward Frietas Ice Forum. The win lifts UMD to 1-0-1 on the young season and keeps them unbeaten all-time against the Huskies (7-0-1).

After a quiet first period by both squads, senior winger Zoe Hickel (Meghan Huertas, Catherine Daoust) netted her first goal of the season on a Bulldog power play at 4:07 of the second stanza. UMD then stretched its lead to two goals on a blast from by senior defenseman Tea Villila, with the assist from Michelle Lowenhielm.

The Bulldogs made the contest interesting by fighting off four consecutive penalties, including three in the first 9:34 of the final period. UMD's penalty kill unit never broke, however, and 10 seconds after the Huskies had pulled Elaine Chuli, Lowenhielm found the back of the empty-net on a dish from Emma Stauber to ice the game at 3-0.

Kayla Black earned her tenth career shutout on a 27 save performance, while her counterpart in net for UConn, Chuli, made 32 stops on 35 Bulldog shots. UMD went 2-of-4 with an extra skater and held the Huskies scoreless in six power play attempts.

UMD will open up AMSOIL Arena next weekend when they host the No. 2 University of Wisconsin Friday and Saturday night at 6:07 p.m.