DULUTH — Fifth-year senior defenseman Maggie Flaherty scored two goals, fifth-year senior center Gabbie Hughes finished with four points and a pair of freshmen scored their first goals as Bulldogs
in Minnesota Duluth's 9-0 rout of Harvard on Saturday
to complete the nonconference sweep at Amsoil Arena.
Flaherty scored the Bulldogs' first two goals of the afternoon in the first period before freshmen forwards Mary Kate O'Brien and Danielle Burgen scored their first collegiate goals in the second period.
Fifth-year senior forwards Kylie Hanley and Anneke Linser, sixth-year senior forward Naomi Rogge and junior forward Katie Davis all added goals in the third. Linser finished with three points — a goal and two assists.
Hughes' goal came in the second period, tying her with Laura Fridfinnson for ninth at UMD in career goals at 75. Hughes also had three assists, to put her in a tie with Maria Rooth for fifth at UMD in career assists with 113.
Freshman goaltender Hailey Macleod got her second start of the season and picked up two firsts as a Bulldog. She not only made 15 saves on 15 shots for her first collegiate shutout on Saturday, she earned up her first college point by assisting Hanley's goal in the third.
Mike Sertich was head coach of the UMD men's hockey team for 18 seasons, leading the program to back-to-back NCAA Frozen Fours, winning three WCHA regular season championships and coaching three Hobey Baker Memorial Award winners.
Former Minnesota Duluth captain Parker Mackay led the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2018 and 2019, being named the tournament's most outstanding player in 2019. Now he's part of a growing group of recent UMD graduates from both the men's and women's programs working as scouts in the NHL.
Minnesota Duluth freshman wing Ben Steeves has six goals in his first 10 games as a Bulldog, the most goals by a UMD rookie since J.T. Brown had five in his first 10 games of the 2010-11 NCAA championship run.
With the sweep of Harvard this weekend, Bulldogs head coach Maura Crowell — a former Harvard assistant, associate head coach and interim head coach — and associate head coach Laura Bellamy — a former Crimson assistant coach and goaltender — improved to 8-1 against their former team.
Hughes, meanwhile, upped her totals to eight goals and seven assists in five games against Harvard.
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