Minnesota Duluth was 23 seconds from leaving Mankato with six points, but the Bulldogs’ salvaged two points scoring in a 3-on-3 overtime after tying Minnesota State-Mankato 1-1 on Saturday in Mankato.
The Bulldogs earned five weekend points thanks to the overtime score on Saturday and a 5-4 victory on Friday.
The Bulldogs (16-9-5, 11-7-4) jumped ahead of Ohio State into third place in the WCHA standings and they remain there by one point ahead of the Buckeyes, who defeated league-leading Wisconsin on Saturday. The Buckeyes and Badgers play again at 2:07 p.m. Sunday.
On Saturday, UMD’s Sydney Brodt scored at 14:10 of the second period on assists from Gabbie Hughes and Anna Klein. The Bulldogs’ defense and goalie Maddie Rooney made Brodt’s tally stand up until Mankato’s McKenzie Sederberg tied the game with a goal at 19:37 of the third period.
The teams played a scoreless five-minute overtime, with UMD holding a 5-4 advantage in shots.
UMD plays host to a big series against Wisconsin at 7:07 p.m. Saturday and 2:07 p.m. Saturday at Amsoil Arena. Wisconsin currently sits atop the WCHA with 49 points heading into Sunday’s home match against Ohio State. Minnesota is second with 48 points. UMD has 40 points and the Buckeyes have 39 points.
Minnesota Duluth 0-1-0-0—1
Minnesota State Mankato 0-0-1-0—1
First period: No scoring.
Second period: 1. UMD, Sydney Brodt (Gabbie Hughes, Anna Klein) 14:10.
Third period: 2. MSM, McKenzie Sederberg (Mariah Gardner, Tristen Truax) 19:37.
Saves: Maddie Rooney, UMD, 26; Calla Frank, MSM, 21.
Wis.-Superior 3, Wis.-Stevens Point 2, OT
Wisconsin-Superior’s Molly Shelton scored on a feed from Kaleigh Martinson at 1:52 of overtime to win the Yellowjackets’ second-straight OT win over Stevens Point on Saturday.
The Yellowjackets defeated the Pointers 1-0 in OT on Friday on Megan Dulong’s goal.
On Saturday, UWS (5-5-0, 15-6-1) trailed by a goal when CC Hayes scored on an assist from Shelton at 16:40 of the second.
Martinson scored an unassisted short-handed goal at 3:21 of the third period but the Pointers tied the game 2-2 about three minutes later.
UWS goalie McKenzie Whalen made 32 shots.
The Yellowjackets play host to Gustavus at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wessman Arena in Superior.
St. Scholastica 4, Aurora 2
Rachel Anderson and Taylor Thompson scored second period goals fewer than two minutes apart to give St. Scholastica a two-goal lead and the Saints held it for a win over Aurora on Senior Day at Mars Lakeview Arena on Saturday.
The Saints (7-4-2, 10-9-3) rebounded from a 2-0 loss to Aurora on Friday. Greta Nundahl scored the game’s first goal at 10:59 of the first period on assists from Anderson and Lauryn Hull.
After Aurora tied the game 40 seconds later, Anderson scored the first of her two goals at 13:46 of the first on an assist from Abby Pohlkamp.
Aurora again tied the game with 40 seconds left in the first, but Thompson and Hull set up Anderson’s eventual game-winner at 8:19 of the second and Nundahl and Anderson assisted on Thompson’s insurance goal at 10:02 of the second. Saints goalie Lexi Thomeczek stopped 20 shots.
The Saints wrap up the regular season at Marian at 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.