The Gophers women's hockey team completed a season-opening series sweep of Lindenwood with a 6-2 victory on Saturday at Ridder Arena.
Dani Cameranesi had two goals and an assist and Kelly Pannek and Sarah Potomak added three assists each for the Gophers, who put away the Lions with a three-goal third period, scoring twice in the period's first two minutes to break open a 3-2 game.
"We really challenged our team going into the third period to be better and to respond, and I thought they did that scoring two goals in the first two minutes," coach Brad Frost said.
Goaltender Sidney Peters made seven saves on nine shots before Serena D'Angelo played the final 10:22 for Minnesota, making one save.
The Gophers again altered their line combinations throughout the game, much like they did during their 3-0 season-opening win over Lindenwood on Friday.
"Once you find combinations for one line, then it limits your options for the next one," Frost said. "It makes it a little easier to try and figure things out. We will continue to tinker here."
The Gophers took a 1-0 lead at 5 minutes, 32 seconds of the first period with a goal by Caitlin Reilly. However, Lindenwood responded with a goal midway through the period, on Corbin Welsh's first of the season.
Lindsay Agnew's first collegiate goal restored the Gophers' one-goal lead just 1:49 into the second period, one-timing a pass from Cameranesi into an open net. Megan Wolfe scored on a five-on-three power play at the 6:56 mark to extend the Gophers' lead to two at 3-1. However, Lindenwood made it 3-2 less than two minutes later.