COLUMBUS, OHIO - Amanda Kessel scored two third-period goals, her 39th and 40th of the season, as the Gophers rallied to beat Ohio State 5-3 on Saturday in women's hockey. This was the 38th consecutive victory for the Gophers (30-0, 24-0 WCHA).
The Buckeyes (16-12-2, 11-11-2) lost after taking a 2-1 lead after the opening period. This was the Gophers' 25th consecutive victory, and they lead the all-time series 54-8-1.
"We didn't come out the way we wanted to in the first period, but I'm proud of the kids the way they responded," coach Brad Frost said.
The Gophers took a 3-2 lead in the second period on goals five minutes apart by Maryanne Menefee and Meghan Lorence.
Kessel's first goal of the game, at 3 minutes, 3 seconds of the third period, put the Gophers up 4-2. Ohio State got within one goal again on Kara Gust's goal at 8:15, but Kessel retaliated 50 seconds later. The junior forward also had two assists.
Gophers senior Megan Bozek scored her 42nd career goal in the first period, a program record for a defenseman. Goalie Noora Raty made 23 saves.
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks||12:05 PM|
|Cleveland - T. Bauer|
|Pittsburgh - F. Liriano||12:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - J. Cueto|
|Miami - B. Hand||12:10 PM|
|NY Mets - J. deGrom|
|Washington - T. Roark||12:35 PM|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick|
|Toronto - R. Dickey||12:40 PM|
|Tampa Bay - D. Price|
|St. Louis - C. Martinez||1:10 PM|
|Milwaukee - W. Peralta|
|Boston - C. Buchholz||1:10 PM|
|Houston - B. Peacock|
|Detroit - J. Verlander||1:10 PM|
|Kansas City - B. Chen|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs||2:05 PM|
|Texas - S. Baker|
|Arizona - V. Nuno||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|San Diego - T. Ross||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - H. Ryu|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes||3:10 PM|
|Colorado - B. Anderson|
|Oakland - S. Gray||3:10 PM|
|Seattle - C. Young|
|NY Yankees - C. Whitley||7:05 PM|
|Baltimore - K. Gausman|
|Los Angeles||12:00 PM|
|San Antonio||5:00 PM|
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