Sunday women’s final: Minnesota Duluth 0, No. 7 Boston University 0, tie

Minnesota Duluth and No. 7-ranked Boston University left Amsoil Arena with unbeaten streaks intact after a 0-0 overtime tie Sunday afternoon in a college women’s hockey game in front of 886 fans. It was the first scoreless tie in UMD’s 14 years and 488 games in Division I.

UMD (7-8-3) is 2-0-2 the last four games and Boston University (11-3-3) of Hockey East is 5-0-2 the last seven games. The teams tied 2-2 in overtime Saturday in the first meeting between the programs.

Earning shutouts were UMD freshman goalie Kayla Black of Blyth, Ontario, her third of the season, with 19 saves and Boston University junior Kerrin Sperry of North Reading, Mass., her second shutout this season and ninth of her career, with a personal regular-season best 38 saves. Black has a .924 save percentage this season and 2.03 goals-against average to rank fourth overall in each category in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Her other two shutouts came against No. 9 Wisconsin 2-0 and 1-0 in October, also at Amsoil Arena. Sperry has marks of .916 and 2.30.

It was the first time in 39 games that Boston University had been shut out. However, it was not the first scoreless tie involving a WCHA team this season. Ohio State and Minnesota State-Mankato had a 0-0 result Nov. 30 in Mankato, Minn.

The Bulldogs led 38-19 in shots on goal and 68-42 in the series. On power plays Sunday, UMD was 0-of-4 and Boston University 0-of-2.

UMD is 1-1-2 in four non-conference games this season, including a split at No. 6 Boston College in October.

The Bulldogs are off until a home series with St. Cloud State on Jan. 12-13.

Boston University………….. 0-0-0-0—0

Minnesota Duluth………….. 0-0-0-0—0

First period — No scoring. Penalties — Britt Hergesheimer, Boston University (interference), 5:41.

Second period — No scoring. Penalties — Kaleigh Fratkin, Boston University (holding), 1:14; Shannon Stoneburgh, Boston University (cross checking), 3:54; Katie Wilson, UMD (tripping), 4:24; Tea Villila, UMD (holding), 16:32.

Third period — No scoring. Penalties — Fratkin, Boston University (checking), 12:07.

Overtime — No scoring. Penalties —  None.
Shots on goal — Boston University 8-5-4-2–19, UMD 10-13-11-4–38. Goalies — Kerrin Sperry (10-2-3), Boston University (38 shots-38 saves); Kayla Black (6-8-3), UMD (19 shots-19 saves). Power plays — Boston University 0-of-2, UMD 0-of-4. Referees — Tom Lund, Ron Storey. Linesmen — Joseph Oberg, Mike Forys. A — 886.

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