St. Cloud State women's hockey faced off against No. 2 Minnesota for game two of the weekend series at 3:07pm at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
Minnesota came out with an aggressive first period as they poured 14 shots on junior goaltender Emma Polusny. The Gophers took the early lead as Madeline Wethington found the back of the net just three minutes into the game on the power-play. Later in the period, Alex Woken and Taylor Heise also tallied a goal apiece for the Gophers as they widened their lead to three. Emma Polusny stopped 11 shots for the Huskies in the first period.
The second period brought the Huskies two power-play opportunities, but they struggled to get a puck past Minnesota's goalie Sydney Scobee. The Huskies put eight shots on goal in the second, as Polusny made 16 more saves for a scoreless period.
The Huskies came out fast in the third period pouring on three shots in the first minute. The Huskies gained momentum as they put 15 shots on Sydney Scobee in the third period for a game total of 28. With 3:52 left to play, the Huskies pulled their goalie for an extra-man advantage. The Huskies controlled the last few minutes of the game and had many quality chances, but Scobee came up with 15 saves. Emma Polusny made a game total 37 saves overall against the Gophers, as the team had 8 blocked shots.
Emma Polusny - 37 saves
Klara Hymlarova - 5 SOG
Taylor Lind - 5 SOG
The Huskies hit the road for an away-and-away conference series against the Minnesota State Mavericks in Mankato, Minnesota Jan 17-18.