Minnesota shuts out Minnesota State 5-0

Former MSU-Mankato turned Minnesota player Nicole Schammel scored her first career points Friday.

Gophers defense Sydney Baldwin maneuvers the puck towards the net at Ridders Arena on Friday night where Minnesota defeated Yale.

Joe Sulik

Gophers defense Sydney Baldwin maneuvers the puck towards the net at Ridders Arena on Friday night where Minnesota defeated Yale.

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No. 2 Minnesota hosted Minnesota State for the first game of a weekend series Friday.

The Gophers proved to be too much for the Mavericks from the first horn and won 5-0.

This game saw redshirt sophomore forward Nicole Schammel facing her former team for the first time.

Schammel, who transferred to Minnesota after her freshman year, slapped in her first goal of as a member of the Gophers from just inside the blue line to start off the scoring for the game, which elicited plenty of congratulations from her teammates.

Senior forward Dani Cameranesi followed her teammates lead and turned a first period power play into a goal to up the score to 2-0.

Down 2-0 heading into the second period, Minnesota State needed an offensive spark for any hope of getting back into the game.

A spark was the opposite of what they got, as the period was marred by Maverick mistakes and penalties.

Minnesota took advantage of the errors, and Cameranesi added two more goals to complete a natural hat trick.

With their eyes on the finish line, Minnesota buried the Mavericks in the third period to hold the shutout, while junior defenseman Sydney Baldwin scored the final goal of the game.

Minnesota outshot Minnesota State 35-10, with redshirt junior Sidney Peters saving all 10 shots she faced tonight and earned her third shutout of the season.

Cameranesi led the Gophers with her hat trick, while junior forward Kelly Pannek had three assists.

Schammel had a goal and an assist, both firsts for her in a Minnesota uniform.

Minnesota will face Minnesota State again at Ridder Arena on Sunday at 2 p.m.