Duluth - The No. 1 Gophers and No. 10 Minnesota Duluth played to a 2-2 tie on Friday afternoon in WCHA women's hockey at Amsoil Arena. All the goals came in the second period.
After neither team scored in the first five-minute overtime, UMD's Jalyn Elmes got a goal 59 seconds into the ensuing 3-on-3 overtime, giving the Bulldogs (7-4-2, 4-3-1-1 WCHA) the extra point in the conference standings.
Last season the Gophers went 4-1-1 against UMD, but three of the games required overtime.
"Both goaltenders were tremendous," Gophers coach Brad Frost said. "Out team got better as the game went on there."
Sydney Scobee made 33 saves for the Gophers (12-1-2, 8-1-2-1). Maddie Rooney, the goalie on the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the last Winter Olympics, had 31 stops for UMD.
In their first meeting this season, UMD took leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but the Gophers retaliated each time.
Emily Oden got Minnesota's first goal in the 13th minute for a 1-1 tie. The Bulldogs retook the lead 39 seconds later on Sydney Brodt's goal. About five minutes later, Alex Woken of the Gophers answered to tie it 2-2.