NCAA Women’s Frozen Four
Site: People’s United Center, Hamden, Conn.
Friday: Gophers vs. Cornell, 3 p.m.; Wisconsin vs. Clarkson, 6 p.m.
Sunday: Championship, 1:30 p.m.
TV: All games on BTN
Gophers seek seventh NCAA title
Gophers (31-5-1): Second-seeded Minnesota beat Princeton 5-2 in the quarterfinals and is 5-1 in NCAA semifinal games since 2012. Grace Zumwinkle leads the nation’s highest-scoring offense with 25 goals. Goaltender Alex Gulstene is 19-2 this season with a 1.75 goals-against average, but Sydney Scobee (12-3-1, 1.76 GAA) has started the past two games.
Cornell (24-5-6): The Big Red upset No. 3 seed Northeastern 3-2 in overtime to reach its fourth Frozen Four. Forwards Maddie Mills (18 goals, 21 assists) and Kristin O’Neill (22 goals, 16 assists) lead the offense, and Cornell ranks second nationally in fewest goals allowed per game (1.68).
Wisconsin (33-4-2): The top-seeded Badgers are seeking their first NCAA title since 2011. They lost the 2017 championship game to Clarkson and fell to Colgate in double overtime in last year’s NCAA semifinals.
Clarkson (30-7-2): The fourth-seeded Golden Knights are two-time defending NCAA champions. They beat Boston College 2-1 in overtime to advance to their fifth Frozen Four in six years. Loren Gabel leads the nation with 40 goals — 10 more than anyone else — and Elizabeth Giguere has a nation-best 73 points.