Sarah Potomak continued her incredible start this season on Saturday afternoon.
The Gophers sophomore forward scored her eighth goal of the season — and fifth game-winner — as Minnesota edged Ohio State 2-1 in a WCHA women’s hockey game in Columbus. The victory was the 300th for Brad Frost, in his 10th season as the Gophers coach.
But it didn’t come easy. “It was just a grind and a battle here,” said Frost, whose team is 7-1 overall this season, 5-1 in the WCHA.
Potomak’s goal broke a 1-1 tie at 6 minutes, 42 seconds of the third period.
Ohio State (3-4-1, 1-4-1) took a 1-0 lead when Dani Sadek, a junior defenseman from Lakeville, scored at 7:56 of the second period. Taylor Williamson of Minnesota tied it at 17:06 of the middle period.
Buckeyes goalie Kassidy Sauve kept the game close, making 55 saves, 26 in the first period. Sidney Peters of the Gophers had 18 stops.
“Obviously we had our chances, but Sauve was tremendous,” Frost said. “They cleared the rebounds away from her, and she did a really good job.”