Mankato – Six players scored goals as the No. 6 Gophers routed Minnesota State Mankato 6-1 on Friday night in WCHA women's hockey at the Verizon Center for their 36th consecutive win in the series.
"I'm proud of the team," Gophers coach Brad Frost said. "In particular in the second period there, to score four was really big for us."
Among the Gophers' goal scorers were Grace Zumwinkle, who had three assists, and her linemates, Cara Piazza and Kippin Keller, who each had two assists.
Minnesota (6-4-1, 5-3-1 WCHA) outshot the Mavericks 37-24, but it was a scoreless game until Zumwinkle's goal at 1 minute, 22 seconds of the second. The Gophers scored three more goals that period; Piazza made it 2-0 and then Sydney Baldwin and Nicole Schammel got power-play goals.
Sidney Peters had 23 saves for the Gophers, Chloe Crosby 31 for the Mavericks (2-6-1, 1-4).
"Sid Peters played exceptionally well," Frost said. "It was unfortunate that we gave that one up there close to the end, but great response coming back after that and scoring on the next shift."