Gophers women’s hockey: UMN runs winning streak to 13 games

Emily Oden had a goal and an assist as the Gophers women’s hockey team extended its winning streak to 13 games Friday night with a 5-1 victory at Minnesota State Mankato.

Patti Marshall, Amy Potomak, Taylor Wente and Olivia Knowles also scored for Minnesota (20-2-1, 10-2-1-0 WCHA), and Taylor Heise had two assists.

Alex Gulstene made 18 saves as the Gophers outshot the Mavericks, 33-19.

Minnesota State (8-9-4, 3-8-2-1 WCHA) got 28 saves from Abigail Levy, and Brooke Bryant scored the Mavericks’ goal.

“For probably 58 minutes, we played extremely well,” Gophers coach Brad Frost said. “When they got their goal, they made a little push there but we were able to stem the tide. I’m really happy with the pressure we were able to apply and the back pressure coming back to our net.”

Knowles scored her fourth goal of the year with 1:49 to play in regulation for the 5-1 victory.

“They blocked maybe more shots than any team that we’ve played so far this year,” Frost said. “When you do get shots through, good things happen. … We applied a lot of pressure offensively and were able to generate some things off rebounds and some tips.”

The teams meet again at 3:07 p.m. Saturday in Mankato.

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