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On to Minnesota: #10 UMD women’s hockey prepares for #1 Gophers

Duluth, Minn. — It’s back to practice this week for the Bulldogs who certainly put up a fight against the number seven Ohio State Buckeyes.

From Friday night’s loss to Saturday’s shoot-out tie, the Bulldogs did not let up. Anna Klein finally broke the scoring in for UMD in the second period… the Buckeyes answered with a goal of their own in the same frame.

“I think it just kind of put things into perspective for us that if we’re going to beat teams like that we really gotta up our game to the next level and I think we’re focusing on that going into this weekend,” said senior forward Sydney Brodt.

“Obviously we gotta try to get the puck in the net so getting at the goalie, getting lots of shots, getting to the dirty areas and working hard to get the puck to the back of the net,” said UMD junior defenseman.

“Couldn’t convert as many times as we wanted to so that becomes a mental battle we had a penalty shot, we didn’t convert there, 1-1 going into the third. And then played another 30 minutes, and it was intense, we had a power play, we had 4-on-3, they hit the post twice, so to stay composed and get some quality saves from Maddy, we had some great looks again. I was happy to get that tie,” said head coach Maura Crowell.

Puck drop for both games, both days is at 3:07pm at AMSOIL Arena. Number 10 Minnesota Duluth will look to hand the Gophers just their second loss of the season this Friday night.

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