Late goals spark Gophers women to 61st win in a row

  • Updated: November 10, 2013 - 12:00 AM

– Dani Cameranesi and Milica McMillen scored goals in the final two minutes to lift the No. 1-ranked Gophers women’s hockey team to a 4-3 WCHA victory over St. Cloud State at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday.

The Gophers (12-0, 10-0 WCHA) trailed 3-2 before Cameranesi, a freshman from Blake, scored with 2:02 remaining to tie the score 3-3.

McMillen scored 53 seconds later to give the Gophers a 4-3 lead with 1:09 remaining.

“I’m so proud of our team and the way they battled and competed and found a way to tie that score on a great deflection by Cameranesi,” Gophers coach Brad Frost said. “Then to win it in regulation on just a high-level play from Milica was an incredible way to come back and win.”

The Gophers trailed 2-0 after the first period but senior Sarah Davis scored twice in a three-minute span in the second period to tie the score.

The Huskies (1-9-3, 1-8-2) took a 3-2 lead in the first minute of the third period on a goal by Lauren Hespenheide.

The victory was the 61st consecutive for the Gophers, who haven’t lost since Feb. 17, 2012.

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