Junior forward Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and had an assist as the Gophers defeated Minnesota Duluth 6-1 on Saturday at Ridder Arena to sweep their two-game series.
Cameranesi scored the first and the fourth goals in a four-goal second period that put No. 1-rated Minnesota (8-0, 6-0 WCHA) in control at 5-1.
Her first goal came at 1 minute, 43 seconds of the middle period, her second at 19:35 on a power play. In between, Cara Piazza and Kelly Pannek scored for the Gophers and Catherine Daoust for UMD (4-5, 2-3).
Brook Garzone and Anna Barlow also scored for the Gophers.
Amanda Leveille had 16 saves for the Gophers before being lifted for Sidney Peters, who didn’t see a shot in the final 7:46.
Madie Rooney and Kayla Black combined for 23 saves for the Bulldogs.
“It was a great win and a really good weekend,” said coach Brad Frost, whose Gophers won 5-2 on Friday. “I thought our power play did extremely well. We captured some momentum at some key times, in particular there at the end of the second to extend our lead. I thought our PK was much better tonight as well.”
The Gophers went 2-for-3 on the power play while holding UMD 0-for-3. Minnesota’s power play is at .500 for the season (13-for-26).
“Amanda Leveille was big in net for us and made some really good saves,” Frost said. “Overall, it was a fun weekend for us against a very good team. Now we’re looking forward to a short week and heading out to North Dakota.”
The games in Grand Forks are Thursday and Friday.