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Bulldogs feast at Amsoil Arena, complete sweep of Harvard with 9-0 win

UMD gets goals from fifth-year seniors and first-timers by freshmen in nonconference rout.

Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Maggie Flaherty (29) reacts after scoring the second goal of the game against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
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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.

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Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Gabbie Hughes (17) shoots the puck against Harvard goaltender Alex Pellicci (29) at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth players celebrate with forward Danielle Burgen (8) after she scored a goal against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Ashton Bell (26) skates with the puck against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Gabbie Hughes (17) shoots the puck against Harvard forward Paige Lester (8) at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Gabbie Hughes (17) shoots the puck on goal against Harvard goaltender Alex Pellicci (29) and Harvard defenseman Eleanor Winges (14) at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Danielle Burgen (8) reaches for the puck after being tripped by Harvard defenseman Eleanor Winges (14) at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Clara Van Wieren (25) skates with the puck against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Ashton Bell (26) skates with the puck near forward Gabbie Hughes (17) at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Danielle Burgen (8) scores a goal against Harvard goaltender Alex Pellicci (29) at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Gabbie Hughes (17) carries an armful of stuffed animals while helping clear the ice during the teddy bear toss at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Taylor Anderson (5) skates with the puck against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Anneke Linser (13) and forward Gabbie Hughes (17) help clear teddy bears from the ice at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth. Minnesota Duluth hockey sponsored a teddy bear toss where fans threw bears and stuffed animals on the ice after the first goal of the game. The bears were collected and will be donated to a local charity.
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Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth goaltender Emma Soderberg (30) hugs defenseman Maggie Flaherty (29) after she scored against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Maggie Flaherty (29) picks up a teddy bear after scoring the first goal of the game against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Maggie Flaherty (29) and Minnesota Duluth forward Gabbie Hughes (17) celebrate a goal against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Women's hockey players compete in game at Amsoil Arena
Minnesota Duluth defenseman Maggie Flaherty (29) celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game against Harvard at Amsoil Arena on Saturday in Duluth.
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