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College women's hockey: Bulldogs surge past Ohio State

Minnesota Duluth scored four first-period goals and held on to defeat Ohio State 4-2 Friday night in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's game before 1,155 fans at Amsoil Arena.

Battle for the puck
Ohio State's Kelly Wild (left) and Minnesota Duluth's Jessica Wong battle for the puck Friday at Amsoil Arena. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Minnesota Duluth scored four first-period goals and held on to defeat Ohio State 4-2 Friday night in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's game before 1,155 fans at Amsoil Arena.

The No. 9-ranked Bulldogs (15-11-1 overall, 12-10-1 WCHA) got an Audrey Cournoyer goal 39 seconds into the game, her team-leading 18th, and followed with scores from Jenna McParland, Katie Wilson and Haley Irwin.

The Buckeyes (14-11-4, 11-11-1) scored once in the second period, on an Ally Tar goal, and once in the third, on a power play and with an extra attacker with 43 seconds to play.

UMD led in shots on goal 33-27. The Bulldogs broke a tie with Ohio State for fourth place in the league with five regular-season games remaining. UMD senior goalie Jennifer Harss earned her 51st career win. Ohio State sophomore goalie Lisa Steffes was replaced after the first seven minutes of the game by Chelsea Knapp.

The teams meet again at 7:07 p.m. today at Amsoil Arena.

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Ohio State goal
Ohio State's Ally Tar (4) scores a goal on Minnesota Duluth goalie Jennifer Harss during the teams' game Friday at Amsoil Arena. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

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