Zumwinkle, Keller Help Minnesota Top Minnesota State, 6-1
Grace Zumwinkle and Kippin Keller each score three points for Gophers

Freshman Grace Zumwinkle scored a goal and two assists for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:22  MIN1-0 EV Grace Zumwinkle (6)Cara Piazza/3, Kippin Keller/5
2nd 3:16  MIN2-0 EV GW Cara Piazza (3)Grace Zumwinkle/3, Kippin Keller/6
2nd 6:08  MIN3-0 PP Sydney Baldwin (2)Sophie Skarzynski/3, Olivia Knowles/6
2nd 12:45  MIN4-0 PP Nicole Schammel (4)Grace Zumwinkle/4, Taylor Wente/1
3rd 5:39  MIN5-0 EV Sierra Smith (1)Jackie Pieper/2, Emily Brown/4
3rd 17:45  MNS1-5 EV Corbin Boyd (2)Sara Bustad/1, Emma Wittchow/3
3rd 17:56  MIN6-1 EV Kippin Keller (2)Grace Zumwinkle/5, Cara Piazza/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  0426
Minnesota State  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  12111437
Minnesota State  591024
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (6-4-1)  2/5 5/10 0
Minnesota State (2-6-1)  0/5 5/10 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (W, 4-3-0)60:001 59923
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chloe Crosby (L, 1-2-1)60:006 1271231

Mankato, Minn. --- Minnesota State women's hockey lost the first game of its two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series with No. 6 Minnesota, 6-1, on Friday night at Verizon Center.

After a scoreless first period between Minnesota State (2-6-1, 1-4-0-0 WCHA) and Minnesota (6-4-1, 5-3-1-0 WCHA), Minnesota scored four second-period goals to take a 4-0 lead into the second intermission. The first two goals of the period were scored within two minutes of each other. Grace Zumwinkle, who tallied one goal and three assists to lead all skaters with four points, scored the first goal at 1:22 of the period. Cara Piazza, who had one goal and two assists for three points on the night, scored the next goal at the 3:16 mark. The next two Gopher goals were scored on the power play. Sydney Baldwin and Nicole Schammel scored at 6:08 and 12:45, respectively.

In the third period, the Gophers extended their lead to 5-0 on a goal by Sierra Smith at 5:39. Junior forward Corbin Boyd scored the Mavericks' lone goal of the evening at 17:45 of the third period. Senior forward Sara Bustad and senior defenseman Emma Wittchow assisted on the play. Kippin Keller capped off the scoring with a goal for the Gophers at 17:56, which made the final score 6-1.

Sophomore Chloe Crosby (1-2-1) made 31 saves in goal for the Mavericks and Sidney Peters(4-3-0) stopped 23 shots for the Gophers.

The Mavericks were outshot 37-24 in the game.

The Mavericks finished 0-of-5 on the power play and the Gophers went 2-of-5 with the man advantage.

Minnesota State and Minnesota conclude their two-game WCHA series with a game at 3:07 p.m., on Saturday at Verizon Center.