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Weekend Recap: No. 3 Gophers sweep Bemidji St. to conclude 5-game road trip

Minnesota has now won six straight games.
Amy Potomak celebrates the winning goal scored against the Badgers in Ridder Area on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.
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Amy Potomak celebrates the winning goal scored against the Badgers in Ridder Area on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

Friday, Oct. 29: Gophers bash Beavers with 57 shots in 5-2 win

Minnesota started fast and furious in Bemidji, converting on three goals during the first period. Six minutes after the puck drop, Amy Potomak scored the first goal of the game. It was the only unassisted goal of the game as well.

That Gophers goal was countered by Paige Beebe striking the Beavers first score of the game, evening the game at 1-1.

With the period about to end, Amy Potomak managed to obtain her second goal of the game to put the Gophers up by one. An Audrey Wethington score made the game 3-1 heading into intermission.

There was no scoring from either team in the second period. In the third period, Abigail Boreen and Ella Huber both entered the scoring column as the Gophers beat the Beavers 5-2. The lone goal from Bemidji St. was scored by Lydia Passolt and was the final score of the game.

“A solid win here tonight against a team in Bemidji that makes it really hard,” head coach Brad Frost told media postgame. “They play hard on the puck, win those battles, and keep it to the outside. A good job by our team to get a few in the first and to continue to battle and increase the lead.”

Freshman Skylar Vetter earned her first career win as a goalie for the Gophers stopping 21 out of 23 Beaver shots on goal.

Saturday, Oct. 30: No 3. Gophers put finishing touches on Bemidji State to capture 3rd straight series sweep on the road

The Gophers continued their winning ways, capping off a sweep of Bemidji State on the road, winning 3-2. Notably, it was the program’s 700th win, making Minnesota the fastest women’s NCAA hockey program to ever reach that mark.

Senior Abigail Boreen got the Gophers off to a quick start, burying a goal just 48 seconds into the contest. After a response by the Beavers on the power play, Gophers freshman forward Ella Huber added another for the road team to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

Almost midway through the second period, freshman forward Peyton Hemp extended the Gophers lead to 3-1 with her third goal of the season.

The lead stood at 3-1 for quite a while, until Bemidji State tallied their second goal of the night late in the third period making the score 3-2, in favor of the Gophers.

Gophers goaltender Lauren Bench, who transferred to Minnesota from Bemidji State, held down the fort for the rest of the night, securing a 3-2 victory for the Golden Gophers.

“It’s three points in the bank and we’re happy about it in particular going into the off weekend. Anytime you can sweep on the road, it’s a big deal. It’s an exciting thing for our program with this win being number 700. The success of our program over the years has been incredible and it’s been exciting being a part of it,” Head Coach Brad Frost told media after the game.

The Gophers face off next with RIT, back at home at Ridder Arena, Nov. 12-13.

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