Freshman center Katie Wilson scored three goals Saturday afternoon as No. 5-ranked Minnesota Duluth beat Boston College 5-1 to sweep on nonconference women’s series before 126 fans in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Senior winger Emmanuelle Blais had three assists, winger Laura Fridfinnson had a goal and two assists, and senior center Saara Tuominen had the game-winning goal.
The Bulldogs (12-6) led 3-0 after one period, scoring three goals in seven minutes, and were up 4-1 after two. Boston College (4-6-6), getting a goal from Allie Thunstrom of Maplewood, Minn., lost 3-0 Friday. UMD outshot Boston College 32-25 as freshman goalie Jennifer Harss made 24 saves for the win. Harss has a .924 save percentage and 2.28 goals-against average.
UMD is 6-1 the past seven games and has outscored opponents 30-10 in that stretch. In the sweep of Boston College, Wilson had four goals and one assist, and has nine goals in 18 games. Boston College was 0-of-13 on power plays in the series.
UMD plays at defending Division I champion Wisconsin this Friday and next Sunday in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.
First period – 1. UMD, Katie Wilson 7 (Laura Fridfinnson), 9:48; 2. UMD, Saara Tuominen 6 (Audrey Cournoyer), 13:24; 3. UMD, Fridfinnson 9 (Emmanuelle Blais), 16:44 (pp). Penalties – Allison Szlosek, Boston College (hooking), 14:45; Mary Restuccia, Boston College (cross-checking), 17:32.
Second period – 4. UMD Wilson 8 (Blais, Cournoyer), 1:10; 5. Boston College, Allie Thunstrom 9 (Kristina Brown), 2:24. Penalties – Kacy Ambroz, UMD (checking), 2:37; Restuccia, Boston College (interference), 6:56; Andrea Green, Boston College (checking), 10:13; Tracy Johnson, Boston College (interference), 11:50; Justine Fisher, UMD (slashing), 14:19; Kristina Brown, Boston College (boarding), 17:13; Jaime Rasmussen, UMD (checking), 18:13; Caitlin Walsh, Boston College (Interference), 19:44.
Third period – 6. UMD, Wilson 9 (Blais, Fridfinnson), 1:47. Penalties – Wilson, UMD (tripping), 4:49; Ambroz, UMD (too many players on ice), 5:22; Stephanie Lenz, UMD (holding), 9:03; Walsh, Boston College (tripping), 11:13; Wilson, UMD (contact to head), 12:16; Dru Burns, Boston College (checking), 17:44; Danielle Welch, Boston College (interference), 19:18.
Shots on goal – UMD 11-14-7–32, Boston College 7-9-9–25. Goalies – Jennifer Harss (12-6), UMD (25 shots-24 saves); Corinne Boyles (3-3-4), Boston College (32 shots-27 saves). Power plays – UMD 1-of-10, Boston College 0-of-7. Referees – Danyel Howard, Carol Weston. Assistants – Gary Young, Chris Leavitt. A – 126.