UMD Women 5, Boston College 1

     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.

Minnesota Duluth…..3-1-1—5

Boston College……….0-1-0—1

     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.

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  1. Sure is nice to see the freshmen stepping up and making plays! Congrats to Katie for the hat trick. Now she needs to do that at home. Nice to see Fridfinnson back on the ice again, too.

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