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College women's hockey: UMD, Black blank North Dakota

Meghan Huertas scored on a power play 12:58 into the third period and Kayla Black posted 16 saves as Minnesota Duluth ended a nine-game winless streak to North Dakota with a 1-0 WCHA victory Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks,...

Meghan Huertas scored on a power play 12:58 into the third period and Kayla Black posted 16 saves as Minnesota Duluth ended a nine-game winless streak to North Dakota with a 1-0 WCHA victory Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D.
Huertas netted her first goal of the season on assists by Zoe Hickel and Jenna McParland to break a scoreless deadlock and Black, a junior, kept No. 10 North Dakota (4-2 overall, 3-1 WCHA) off the scoreboard for the 11th shutout of her career.
UMD (2-4-2, 1-4-1-1) lost 2-1 in overtime Friday night but kept pressure on North Dakota netminder Shelby Amsley-Benzie all game long, posting 31 shots on goal.
Taking a cue from a Hickel pass in traffic into the slot, Huertas put the puck between Amsley-Benzie’s pads, and it trickled over the goal line to give the Bulldogs the only score they would need.
UMD’s penalty-kill unit was 6-for-6 in the series.
After three consecutive series vs. top-10 opponents, including No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 2 Minnesota, UMD hosts Lindenwood University for the first time in program history next Saturday and Sunday.

Minnesota Duluth    0-0-1-1

North Dakota    0-0-0-0

First period - No scoring.
Second period- No scoring.
Third period - 1. Meghan Huertas 1 (Zoe Hickel, Jenna McParland), 12:58 (pp).
Saves - Kayla Black, UMD, 7-5-4-16; Shelby Amsley-Benzie, ND, 12-8-10-30.

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