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The No. 6 University of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey staff extended its current unbeaten streak to 9 games Sunday afternoon after the Bulldogs rolled over St. Thomas University 5-1 on the St. Thomas Ice Arena in Mendota Heights, Minn. The Bulldogs, now 19-6-1 and 13-6-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association motion, are 8-0-1 of their last 9 skates, simply the fourth time UMD has run an unbeaten streak this previous decade to nine or more games.


“I thought right now was higher,” said UMD head coach Maura Crowell, whose program additionally stays unbeaten towards the Tommies in eight conferences (7-0-1). ” I really appreciated our first interval, not only the goals, but the pace that we’re taking half in at and sticking to the sport plan, getting pucks deep and going exhausting and utilizing all 5 in the ozone. We did a good job on the particular groups for certain, and coming away with six factors is great.”


UMD’s core of fifth 12 months gamers again carried the day, and a pair of them did the scoring injury within the first interval that set the tone for the relaxation of the sport. Graduate scholar Naomi Rogge put the finish on a superb passing sequence to begin UMD’s three aim opening interval, burying a cross from Gabby Krause from the left face-off circle for the 1-0 lead at 4:58 of the frame. Anneke Linser stretched her present aim streak to 6 video games at 8:23 with a wrist shot from a Nina Jobst-Smith pass from the corner, and just like that, the Bulldogs jumped up on the Tommies 2-0. Two and a half minutes later, Rogge gave UMD a three goal lead with a one-time shovel shot off a dish from Ashton Bell, and in lower than six minutes, the Bulldogs had blown open the matinee.

Rogge’s gone rogue out there against the Tommies, redirecting her second of the period!

— UMD Women’s Hockey (@UMDWHockey) January 22, 2023

The Bulldogs fourth and fifth goals got here at nearly identical marks of the second and third frames. Clara Van Wieren tied her single-season better of 9 targets at 7:13 of the second interval after the junior ahead corralled a rebound off the pipe, the lone non-fifth 12 months senior to search out the net Sunday. One period later, Taylor Anderson put the ending touches on UMD’s offense for the afternoon, and lifted a perfect cross from Kylie Hanley over Saskia Maurer’s outstretched glove to bring the Bulldogs aim whole to 5 in the game and eight in the sequence in all.

Van Wieren buries her ninth of the season, UMD up 4-0!

— UMD Women’s Hockey (@UMDWHockey) January 22, 2023


Taylor Anderson from Kylie Hanley equals perfection!

— UMD Women’s Hockey (@UMDWHockey) January 22, 2023

UST finally broke by way of at 15:48 of the third interval, ending goaltender Emma Soderberg’s 286:59 shutout streak that started again on Jan. 7 in opposition to Wisconsin after a Badger aim and thru Sunday. Over Soderberg’s streak, the graduate scholar made greater than 87 saves for UMD, which helped the Bulldogs maintain UST scoreless in 10 power play attempts over the weekend. 


The Tommies, who were held to simply three objectives in opposition to UMD in four games on the season, received 46 stops from Maurer. Outscored 8-1 on the weekend and 17-3 on the season by the Bulldogs, UST dropped to 7-18-1 general and 2-17-1 in the WCHA.


UMD will host the No. 3 University of Minnesota at AMSOIL Arena this weekend in a playoff implications Friday-Saturday afternoon collection. Game instances for both Friday and Saturday are set for 3:00 p.m.


BULLDOG NOTES: After settling for a 1-1 tie towards St. Thomas back on Dec. 10, the Bulldogs have outscored their opponents a blistering 25-3 by way of six games … UMD’s nine-game unbeaten streak equalizes the previous long by a Crowell squad from Jan. 13, 2017 to Feb. 11, 2017 — a nine-game unbeaten span … the Bulldog program has run up unbeaten streaks of 9 or extra games simply 4 times within the final decade, Sunday marking the third time a staff has reached 9, whereas one group hit 10 in 2012-13 … three players had two factors Sunday … along with Naomi Rogge’s two objectives, Ashton Bell and Nina Jobst-Smith each added two assists … Bell jumps into the seventh spot amongst blueliners in profession scoring with 71 points (24g, 47a) … Anneke Linser, who’s at present on a seven recreation scoring streak, has recorded eight targets over that span, which have come over her last six video games consecutively … Linser’s career-best season has also pushed her in the course of 100 profession points – the fifth-year now has 90 by way of 152 video games performed (41g, 49a).


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