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.
|Atlanta - WP: S. Miller||5||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: D. Norris||2|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana||1||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: S. Greene||9|
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: M. Harvey||7|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: M. Andriese||3|
|Philadelphia - LP: D. Buchanan||1||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: S. Strasburg||4|
|Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez||8||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. Porcello||3|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole||5|
|LA Angels - LP: G. Richards||3||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: S. Feldman||4|
|Cleveland - LP: T. House||2||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: T. May||7|
|Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: F. Morales||4|
|San Diego - WP: A. Cashner||5||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Lester||2|
|Arizona - WP: J. Hellickson||5||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson||1|
|Colorado||0||Top 9th Inning|
|Texas||10||Top 8th Inning|
|Cincinnati - M. Leake||7:05 PM|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright|
|San Antonio||9:30 PM|
|New England||2||2nd Half 5:00|
|New York City|
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