Hamilton, N.Y. — The Gophers women’s hockey team won its 50th consecutive game Friday.
But it was a struggle, a game in doubt until the closing minutes.
Minnesota, the two-time defending NCAA champion, had to rally to edge Colgate 3-1 in its nonconference season opener.
Rachael Bona’s goal at 2 minutes, 15 seconds of the third period gave the Gophers a 2-1 lead. The junior forward’s second goal, shorthanded and unassisted with 1:51 left to play, finally let Minnesota coach Brad Frost relax a bit.
The Raiders took a 1-0 lead at 1:59 of the opening period when Liz Trautz, a freshman forward from Edina, scored 13 seconds into a power play. Bona was in the penalty box for tripping.
The Gophers tied the score at 1-1 when sophomore forward Hannah Brandt, who had 33 goals last season, scored at 15:21 of the first period with Bona getting one of the assists.
Minnesota limited Colgate to 1-for-8 on the power play, killing off two 5-on-3 chances in the second period when the Raiders had a 13-7 shot advantage.
Colgate’s goal came on its first shot, but Gophers goalie Amanda Leveille stopped the next 21.
|Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick||2||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler||11|
|Milwaukee - WP: Y. Gallardo||5||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: D. Price||0|
|Arizona - WP: W. Miley||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: A. Simon||4|
|Washington - WP: T. Roark||4||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: B. Hand||3|
|Oakland - LP: J. Hammel||1||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: D. Keuchel||8|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Wilson||5||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: J. Machi||7|
|LA Angels - LP: G. Richards||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: K. Gausman||4|
|Seattle - LP: F. Hernandez||0||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber||2|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||6||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: B. Workman||1|
|Colorado - WP: R. Scahill||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: W. Wright||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: H. Kuroda||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: C. Lewis||3|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Frasor||3|
|Atlanta - LP: D. Hale||2||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: J. Howell||3|
|St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: J. Hahn||12|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Red Bull New York||1||FINAL|
|Real Salt Lake||1|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|