|1st||10:36||MND||1-0||EV||Emma Yanko (1)||Linnea Hedin/1, Ryleigh Houston/5|
|2nd||13:48||MND||2-0||EV||Ashton Bell (6)||Naomi Rogge/5, Katerina Mrázová/4|
|2nd||17:21||MND||3-0||EV GW||Jessica Healey (2)||-|
|3rd||4:11||STC||1-3||EV||Abby Thiessen (1)||Janna Haeg/1|
|3rd||10:20||STC||2-3||EV||Julia Tylke (5)||Hannah Potrykus/1, Alyssa Erickson/1|
|3rd||19:23||MND||4-2||EV EN||Naomi Rogge (6)||-|
|St. Cloud State||0||0||2||2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|St. Cloud State||3||8||13||24|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|St. Cloud State (2-8-0)||0/4||3/6||0|
|Minnesota Duluth (5-7-0)||0/3||4/8||0|
|St. Cloud State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Emma Polusny (L, 1-4-0)||58:31||3||11||9||7||27|
|Minnesota Duluth Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jessica Convery (W, 5-5-0)||60:00||2||3||8||11||22|
DULUTH, Minn. - The University of Minnesota Duluth picked up all six league points possible against St. Cloud State University Saturday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena with a 4-2 win and a series sweep over the Huskies.
The Bulldogs now stand alone by six points in fourth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association - something the series sweep against the Huskies secured for UMD.
"We are really happy to get the sweep and the six points in the WCHA" said head coach Maura Crowell. "It's great it puts us in the top four, but there is a lot more work that needs to be done."
The lone goal of the first period belonged to junior winger Emma Yanko at 10:36, who five-holed SCSU's Emma Polusny for the first tally of her UMD career. Yanko's goal was assisted by Linnea Hedin and Ryleigh Houston, both of whom helped set Yanko up by preventing the puck from leaving the Huskies defensive zone.
Ashton Bell doubled down on UMD's lead 13:48 into the second period, finding the upper mesh after Naomi Rogge connected with the freshman forward in the low slot for her sixth goal of the season. Rogge's assist also stretched out her current UMD career-high four-game scoring streak - the rookie has posted a point or more in her last four skates.
UMD wasn't done after Bell's bounty, however. Senior defenseman Jessica Healey scored her second goal of the season from the point, a shot that beat Polusny through traffic to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead at the 17:21 mark of the second period.
The third period figured a little trickier for UMD, and it showed on the stat sheet and shot chart. SCSU's Abby Thiessen broke through at 4:11 to make it a 3-1 game, and at 10:20, Julia Tylke netted her fifth goal of the season to draw the Huskies within a single goal. With 2:06 left in skate, SCSU pulled Polusny, but it was the Bulldogs that benefitted from the empty net. With 37 seconds remaining, Rogge found the net from just past the blueline for her sixth goal of year, and more importantly, put the game out of reach for St. Cloud.
Rogge led all scorers with a goal and an assist and had a team-high six shots on goal. UMD outshot SCSU 31-24 overall, but the Huskies tipped the third period with a 13-8 shots on goal advantage. With the win, UMD goaltender Jessica Convery returns to .500 with an overall record of 5-5-0 after she made 22 saves in the game. Polusny had 27 stops for the Huskies, who fall to 2-7-0 overall and 1-4-0 in the WCHA.
UMD (5-7-0, 3-5-0) will step out of conference play Monday to play WCHA opponent Bemidji State University in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game. Game-time is set for 6:00 p.m. in Cambridge, Minn.
BULLDOG NOTES: Naomi Rogge now has six goals and five assists for a UMD-high 11 points in 12 games ... the rookie has recorded three goals and two assists for five points in her last four-games, an early career-best scoring streak.