St. ClouD – Lindsay Agnew and Sydney Baldwin each scored two goals to lead the No. 7 Gophers women’s hockey team to a 5-2 victory over St. Cloud State in the WCHA. The teams tied 3-3 on Friday, ending Minnesota’s 37-game winning streak in the series.
“A great response by our team today after giving up the lead there yesterday,” Gophers coach Brad Frost said, referring to the two late third-period goals the Huskies scored in the first game. “Getting out quick as we did today was awesome.”
Agnew opened the scoring 1 minute, 55 seconds into the game. Her second goal, at 8:22 of the first, put the Gophers (20-8-3, 13-6-3) ahead 2-1 and was the first of four goals in a row by the visitors.
Baldwin and Cara Piazza scored about five minutes apart in the middle of the second period to make it 4-1.
Then Baldwin scored again, at 3:43 of the third for a 5-1 lead. It was her 10th goal of the season. Earlier last week, the senior defenseman was named the WCHA defensive player of the month for the third time this season.
St. Cloud State goals were scored by Hallie Theodosopoulos, in the first, and Hannah Potrykus, in the third.
Sidney Peters made nine saves for the Gophers, Emma Polusny 30 for the Huskies (6-18-5, 4-14-4-1). Polusny came into this series with a .939 save percentage — fourth in Division I.
Despite the win, the Gophers remained in third place in the WCHA, a point behind Ohio State which swept conference-leading Wisconsin 1-0 and 3-1.