Minnesota Edges Past Princeton In Series Opener, 2-1
Junior forward Maryanne Menefee scores game-winning goal for Gophers

Junior forward Maryanne Menefee scored the game-winning goal for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 3:15  MIN1-0 EV Hannah Brandt (13)Brook Garzone/7
3rd 4:19  MIN2-0 EV GW Maryanne Menefee (4)Kelly Pannek/8, Meghan Lorence/4
3rd 15:18  PRN1-2 PP Brianna Leahy (3)Kelsey Koelzer/10, Jaimie McDonell/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  0022
Princeton  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  19131244
Princeton  45716
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (13-1-2)  0/1 6/12 0
Princeton (6-5-1)  1/5 1/2 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Amanda Leveille (W, 11-1-1)60:001 45615
Princeton Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kimberly Newell (L, 5-5-1)57:432 19131042
Empty Net2:170     

PRINCETON, N.J. - The No. 2 Minnesota women's hockey team scored two third-period goals to secure a road win over Princeton at the Tigers' Hobey Baker Rink Saturday afternoon.

Juniors Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) and Maryanne Menefee (Lansing, Mich.) scored early in the third period to break a scoreless tie before Princeton's Jaimie McDonell scored on the Tigers' fourth power play of the game, but the Gophers held on for the 2-1 win.

Junior Amanda Leveille (Kingston, Ont.) made 15 saves in the win as Minnesota (13-1-2, 9-1-2-0 WCHA) outshot the Tigers, 44-16. Princeton (6-5-1, 4-3-0 ECAC Hockey) received 42 saves from Kimberly Newell.

Brandt broke a scoreless tie 3:15 into the third period. Junior Brook Garzone (Sand Spring, Okla.) intercepted a pass in the Tigers' zone and fed Brandt in the slot. Brandt then navigated the slot and sent the puck past Newell to give the Gophers the 1-0 lead.

Just 1:04 later, Menefee solved Newell to make it 2-0. Freshman Kelly Pannek (Plymouth, Minn.) and senior Meghan Lorence (Mounds View, Minn.) picked up assists on the play as Menefee capitalized when Newell and a Princeton skater were tangled up in the goal crease.

Minnesota held Princeton to 1-for-5 on the power play while going 0-for-1 with the man advantage. The Gophers entered the game leading the nation with a 34.4 power play percentage.

The Gophers look to earn a sweep over the Tigers when the teams wrap up the series at 1 p.m. CT Sunday afternoon at Hobey Baker Rink.