The No. 2-ranked Gophers women’s hockey team capped its weekend series against Wisconsin at Ridder Arena with a 1-1 tie Sunday in which it won a shootout and extra point over the Badgers, who also lost 4-1 to the Gophers on Saturday.
Hannah Brandt tied the score for Minnesota with a little more than six minutes remaining in regulation, then scored the lone goal in the three-round shootout. Fellow junior Amanda Leveille made 32 saves during regulation and overtime before stopping the Badgers in the shootout. She combined for 55 saves on 57 shots in the series.
Emily Clark scored for Wisconsin.
“I’m proud of our team for the guts that they showed,” coach Brad Frost said. “Leveille played great. She kept us in there until we could get one, and I’m really happy with, obviously, five points on the weekend, but more importantly just with the way our kids found a way to tie the game up and win the shootout.”