Four players each scored two goals and the Gophers women's hockey team shut down Colgate for a second time to open its national title defense by winning 11-0 and completing a weekend sweep Saturday at Ridder Arena.
Hannah Brandt, who scored a hat trick on Friday night in her first collegiate game, followed with a six-point game, leading the Gophers with two goals and four assists. Maryanne Menefee, Meghan Lorence and Amanda Kessel also scored two goals apiece.
Almost mirroring Friday night's stat line, the Gophers outshot the Raiders 45-21. Unlike Friday night, however, the Gophers got off to a fast start. Kessel scored at 2:25 of the first period, followed by the first of two goals from Brandt and one by Lorence.
U men win Griak
The Gophers men's cross-country team won its first title in the 27th Roy Griak Invitational meet at the Les Bolstad Golf Course, and the women's team came in third.
"The Griak Invitational is such a part of the fabric of our program. I feel really happy for the guys," coach Steve Plasencia said.
The Gophers' first five runners finished in the top 18. John Simons crossed the finish line in eighth place to lead the Gophers. Andrew Larsen came in close behind in 10th. Marcus Paulson and Derek Storkel finished 15th and 16th, respectively, and Pieter Gagnon rounded out the scorers, coming in 18th.
Laura Docherty led the Gophers women's team with a fourth-place finish. All five Gophers scorers were in the top 30. The others were Molly Kayfes (11th), Ashlie Decker (17th), Katie Moraczewski (24th) and Rachel Drake (30th). Iowa State won the meet; Weber State was second.
In the men's Division II race, Minnesota State Mankato came in second to lead schools from Minnesota, with four runners finishing in the top 30, led by Devin Allbaugh in fifth place. Winona State came in second in the women's Division II race, led by Jessica Young's sixth-place finish.
In Division III, St. Olaf finished seventh in the men's race, the best showing by a Minnesota school. Grant Wintheiser finished third to lead the Oles. The St. Olaf women's team came in third, with Jorden Johnsen and Emma Lee finishing eighth and ninth.
In the high school boys' race, Perham (seventh), Wayzata (eighth) and Hopkins (10th) were the top finishers among Minnesota schools. On the girls' side, Eagan (second), Wayzata (third), Edina (seventh) and Forest Lake (eighth) were the top Minnesota teams.
The Gophers men's golf team finished in fourth place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in Aluquerque, N.M. Erik Van Rooyen shot a 1-under 71 in the final round to finish alone in second place, one shot out of the lead.
Two individuals and one doubles pair with the Gophers women's tennis team were undefeated after the first day of the Cal Nike Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. Tereza Brichacova and Yuliana Umanets won their individual matches, along with the doubles team of Brichacova and Doron Muravnik. Play resumes Sunday.