Woken Scores a Pair as Minnesota Skates Past Lindenwood, 3-1
Sophomore forward Alex Woken scores two goals for Gophers

Sophomore forward Alex Woken scored two goals for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 3:12  LIN1-0 EV Hannah Alt (4)Megan Wagner/2, Shannon Morris-Reade/4
2nd 10:53  MIN1-1 PP Alex Woken (5)Cara Piazza/6, Sophie Skarzynski/8
2nd 18:40  MIN2-1 EV GW Alex Woken (6)Sophie Skarzynski/9, Sydney Baldwin/14
3rd 2:38  MIN3-1 EV Olivia Knowles (3)Sophie Skarzynski/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  0213
Lindenwood  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  13171545
Lindenwood  78621
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (12-4-1)  1/2 3/6 0
Lindenwood (2-8-1)  0/3 2/4 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (W, 7-3-0)60:001 77620
Lindenwood Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jolene deBruyn (L, 1-6-1)57:253 13151442
Empty Net2:350     

WENTZVILLE, Mo. - Alex Woken scored two second-period goals and Sophie Skarzynski assisted all three Gopher goals to lead the No. 6 University of Minnesota women's hockey team to a 3-1 win over Lindenwood on Saturday afternoon.

Minnesota (12-4-1, 8-3-1-0 WCHA) scored three unanswered goals on the way to the team's seventh-straight overall win and ninth road win of the season. The Maroon & Gold responded after Lindenwood (2-8-1, 2-4-0 WCHA) got on the board first on a goal by Hannah Alt early in the second period.

The Gophers received two goals from Woken for the second time in the last three games. Olivia Knowles also found the back of the net, and Sidney Peters made 20 saves in her seventh win of the season as Minnesota outshot Lindenwood, 45-21.

The teams remained tied at 0-0 after the opening period, and the Lions got on the board first when Alt scored her fourth goal of the season at the 3:12 mark of the second frame.

Woken scored back-to-back goals in the second period, tying the game at 1-1 on a power-play goal at the 10:53 mark before giving the Maroon & Gold the 2-1 lead with 1:20 remaining in the period. Cara Piazza and Skarzynski picked up assists on the first goal before Skarzynski and Sydney Baldwin set up the eventual game-winner.

Knowles added her third goal of the season just 2:38 into the third period to seal the win.

Along with receiving their lone goal from Alt, the Lions were led by goaltender Jolene deBruyn, who made 42 saves on 45 shots faced.

The Gophers were perfect on the penalty kill and held Lindenwood scoreless on three power play opportunities, including a full two minutes of 6-on-4 in the game's final three minutes when the Lions pulled their goaltender for the extra attacker. Meanwhile, the Gophers were 1-for-2 on the power play.

Minnesota and Lindenwood meet in game two of this weekend's non-conference series at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday afternoon.