Cameranesi's Six Points Lead Minnesota Past Minnesota State, 10-0
Sophomore Dani Cameranesi posts two goals and four assists for Gophers

Sophomore Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and four assists for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:25  MIN1-0 EV GW Hannah Brandt (28)Dani Cameranesi/35, Maryanne Menefee/18
1st 5:23  MIN2-0 EV Hannah Brandt (29)Dani Cameranesi/36, Megan Wolfe/12
1st 8:33  MIN3-0 EV Maryanne Menefee (19)Megan Wolfe/13, Hannah Brandt/36
1st 19:50  MIN4-0 EV Kate Schipper (6)Brook Garzone/13, Cara Piazza/4
2nd 16:42  MIN5-0 EV Hannah Brandt (30)Lee Stecklein/19, Dani Cameranesi/37
3rd 3:47  MIN6-0 EV Dani Cameranesi (22)Kelly Pannek/28, Maryanne Menefee/19
3rd 7:49  MIN7-0 EV Dani Cameranesi (23)Cara Piazza/5, Sydney Baldwin/6
3rd 12:01  MIN8-0 EV Sydney Baldwin (4)Maryanne Menefee/20, Dani Cameranesi/38
3rd 17:00  MIN9-0 PP Cara Piazza (11)Lee Stecklein/20, Paige Haley/2
3rd 18:05  MIN10-0 EV Sydney Baldwin (5)Paige Haley/3, Kelly Pannek/29
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0000
Minnesota  41510
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  78621
Minnesota  15152454
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (3-31-1)  0/0 5/10 0
Minnesota (30-2-4)  1/4 1/2 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin Krichiver (L, 2-23-1)47:497 1114631
Brianna Quade12:113 001313
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Amanda Leveille (W, 24-2-3)40:000 78015
Sidney Peters19:290 0066
Empty Net0:310     

MINNEAPOLIS - Sophomore Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.) led the way with six points and junior Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) recorded a hat trick to lead No. 2 Minnesota to a 10-0 win over Minnesota State in game one of the WCHA First Round series Friday night.

Eleven different Gophers recorded points, and six players tallied goals as Minnesota reached double digits in scoring for the third time this season. Friday's win marked the Gophers' 30th of the year as the team improved to 30-2-4 overall and hit the 30-win mark for the eighth time in program history.

Minnesota jumped to an early three-goal lead midway through the first period and took a 4-0 lead into the first intermission. Brandt completed her hat trick with a goal in the second period before the floodgates opened with five more goals for the Maroon & Gold in the third period.

"I thought our quick start was the key to the game," head coach Brad Frost said. "We really got on them right away and were able to continue to pressure. In the second period, they generated some chances but Leveille was up to the task."

Along with Cameranesi's six-point effort on two goals and four assists, Brandt recorded four points by adding an assist to her fourth-career hat trick. Linemate Maryanne Menefee (Lansing, Mich.) also had four points as their line combined for 14 points.

"I thought that line set the tone for us early, getting those two quick ones," Frost said of the Cameranesi-Brandt-Menefee line. "I don't know if it was because of the postseason or not - there are plenty of games in the regular season where you see Hannah come out and play extremely well. Dani obviously had a great night as well."

Freshmen Sydney Baldwin (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Cara Piazza (Darien, Ill.) each had career highs with three points apiece. Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.), Megan Wolfe (Eagan, Minn.), Paige Haley (Red Wing, Minn.) and Kelly Pannek (Plymouth, Minn.) each recorded two assists in the win.

Defensively, junior Amanda Leveille (Kingston, Ont.) made 15 saves over the first two periods before redshirt freshman Sidney Peters (Geneva, Ill.) made six saves in the third period as the Gophers outshot the Mavericks, 54-21. Minnesota State (3-31-1) received 31 saves on 38 shots from Erin Krichiver before Brianna Quade came in to make 13 saves on 16 shots in the final 12 minutes.

Minnesota looks to secure its 16th-straight WCHA FINAL FACEOFF appearance and take the best-of-three WCHA First Round series when the teams meet for game two of the series at 4 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon at Ridder Arena.

The WCHA First Round winners advance to the 2015 WCHA FINAL FACEOFF hosted by North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., next weekend, March 7-8.