Nicole Schammel, a junior forward from Red Wing, scored two goals and Sidney Peters made 18 saves as the No. 6 Gophers beat Minnesota Duluth 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Ridder Arena in WCHA women’s hockey. The teams had tied 3-all in the series opener.
In the second game, Minnesota (15-5-2, 10-4-2 WCHA) scored three goals in the final six minutes of the opening period to take a 3-0 lead.
Freshman Taylor Wente gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead at 11 minutes, 45 seconds. Schammel scored 41 seconds later to make it 2-0. And Sophie Skarzynski got the third goal with 1:10 left in the period.
Schammel got her second goal of the game — and 11th of the season — on a power-play just over three minutes into the second period. Freshman Grace Zumwinkle got her 11th goal with nine seconds left in the middle period, with Schammel getting the assist.
The Gophers’ top line of Schammel, Wente and Zumwinkle combined for four goals and two assists.
Peters, a senior, got her second shutout this season, and 14th of her career.
Jessica Convery had 19 saves for UMD (9-11-1, 5-8-1-1). And the Bulldogs’ top center, Katerina Mrazova, who had two goals Friday, was limited to two shots.