Gophers lose in a shootout to St. Cloud 1-0

Taylor Williamson scores her first goal since coming back from non-hockey injury

Minnesota carried a two goal lead into third period. 

However they gave up two goal lead in the  with just three minutes left in the third period and lost in a shootout in game one of the series in St. Cloud. 

Minnesota (20-8-2)lost to St. Cloud (6-18-4 in a shootout on Friday night in St. Cloud at the Herbs Brooks National Hockey Center.The game ended in a 3-3 tie. The Huskies won the shootout 1-0. Taylor Williamson scored her first goal of the season after coming back from a rare brain disease. Caitlin Reilly and Olivia Knowles added a goal each to earn another three points for Minnesota in the WCHA standings. Alex Gulstene collected the win on the night. 

The Gophers lost the lead in the third period after the Huskies scored two goals in the last three minutes of the third period. In overtime, Minnesota was able to create a lot of chances, but could not capitalize. St. Cloud was able to steal the extra point 

St. Cloud were first to get on the board in the opening period when the Huskies’ Laura Kluge scored with nine minutes left in the first period. However, Minnesota ended the period leading the Huskies 2-1. Minnesota scored quickly after St. Cloud struck first. Williamson ignited the bench after scoring her first goal of the season with five minutes left and then with just 30 seconds left, Knowles scored her seventh goal of the season.

Reilly extended the lead in the second period to 3-1.