Minnesota Downed By Clarkson In Frozen Four Semifinals, 4-3
Kate Schipper, Sarah Potomak and Sophie Skarzynski score goals for Gophers

Senior forward Kate Schipper scored a goal for the Golden Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:55  CLK1-0 EV Geneviève Bannon (15)Savannah Harmon/25, Ella Shelton/18
1st 17:54  MIN1-1 EV Kate Schipper (13)Caitlin Reilly/7
2nd 11:21  CLK2-1 EV Loren Gabel (22)Geneviève Bannon/35, Cayley Mercer/33
2nd 19:00  MIN2-2 EV Sarah Potomak (20)Kelly Pannek/43, Sydney Baldwin/14
3rd 4:58  CLK3-2 EV Savannah Harmon (10)Rhyen McGill/22, Amanda Titus/5
3rd 14:57  MIN3-3 EV Sophie Skarzynski (4)Lindsay Agnew/5
3rd 18:29  CLK4-3 EV GW Rhyen McGill (9)Cayley Mercer/34, Geneviève Bannon/36
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  1113
Clarkson  1124
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  1411631
Clarkson  711725
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (26-8-5)  0/0 1/2 0
Clarkson (31-4-5)  0/1 0/0 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (L, 25-8-4)59:054 610521
Empty Net0:550     
Clarkson Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shea Tiley (W, 27-4-5)60:003 1310528

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - Despite battling back to tie the game three times, the No. 5 Golden Gopher women's hockey team fell to No. 2 Clarkson by a score of 4-3 in the NCAA Women's Frozen Four semifinal round at the Family Arena Friday night.

Minnesota (26-8-5) scored once in each period, responding each time Clarkson took the lead, but the Golden Knights scored to make it 4-3 with just 1:31 remaining and the Gophers could not find the fourth equalizer.

The Gophers received goals from Kate Schipper, Sarah Potomak, and Sophie Skarzynski along with a 21-save effort from Sidney Peters in the program's sixth-straight Frozen Four appearance.

Clarkson (31-4-5) was led by two points each from Genevieve Bannon (1g-1a), Savannah Harmon (1g-1a), Rhyen McGill (1g-1a), and Cayley Mercer (2a) while receiving 28 saves from Shea Tiley in net.

The Golden Knights took a 1-0 lead when Bannon buried a rebound from Harmon and Ella Shelton at the 12:55 mark of the first period, but Minnesota responded with a goal by Schipper with 2:06 remaining in the opening stanza. Caitlin Reilly threaded a pass through the slot, and Schipper poked it in to even the score at 1-1.

Clarkson regained the one-goal lead when Loren Gabel scored off a pass from Bannon at the 11:21 mark of the second period, but the Gophers again responded. Potomak scored top-shelf off a feed from Kelly Pannek and Sydney Baldwin with one minute remaining in the period and the teams headed into the second intermission tied up 2-2.

The third period mirrored the first two as Clarkson struck again at the 4:58 mark of the third period on an unassisted tally by Harmon, but Skarzynski netted her fourth of the year to tie the score at 3-3 with 5:03 to play. McGill then scored the game-winner with less than two minutes to play to secure Clarkson's spot in the national championship game.

In the first semifinal, Wisconsin used a goal by Mellissa Channell with just 17 seconds remaining to break a scoreless tie and punch its ticket to the national championship game. The Badgers and Golden Knights will face off in the title game at 2 p.m. CT Sunday with the game airing live on the Big Ten Network.