Madison, Wis. – The Gophers women's hockey team scored three goals in a row in the third period to tie the score, but it lost 5-4 in overtime to No. 1 Wisconsin on Friday night at LaBahn Arena in the opener of their WCHA series.
Trailing 4-1 into the third, No. 2 Minnesota (20-3-3, 12-3-2-1 WCHA) chipped away at the deficit on goals by Sarah Potomak, Grace Zumwinkle (her second of the game) and Amy Potomak, with just over five minutes in the period.
Wisconsin (22-2-1, 12-2-1) fired three quick shots in the extra period, and the third — by Sophie Shirley — went in at 52 seconds.
Abby Roque's hat trick for the Badgers put the Gophers in that big hole. She had one goal in the first, two in the second.