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UMD women split series with Mankato

Junior center Brienna Gillanders scored a pair of goals Sunday afternoon as No. 10-ranked Minnesota Duluth defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 4-2 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at Amsoil Arena in front of 1,333 fans. That broke a U...

Junior center Brienna Gillanders scored a pair of goals Sunday afternoon as No. 10-ranked Minnesota Duluth defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 4-2 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at Amsoil Arena in front of 1,333 fans. That broke a UMD three-game losing streak.

The Bulldogs (14-11-3, 13-10-1 WCHA) broke a 1-1 tie as Gillanders scored 7:08 into the second period and senior center Jessica Wong made it 3-1 with 3:25 left in the period. Wong has 48 goals and 120 points in 137 career games. Jenna McParland had two assists.

Gillanders added a goal midway through the third period before Mankato's Lauren Smith scored nine seconds later. Smith, a senior, has 21 goals this season and 41 for her career. Mankato (10-17-3, 6-15-3) won 2-1 Saturday and was 2-1-1 against UMD this season.

Senior winger Pernilla Winberg had a shorthanded first-period goal for UMD. She has 45 career goals and 111 points in 133 games.

Winning goalie Kayla Black had 22 saves as UMD led in shots on goal 27-24.

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The Bulldogs play at No. 8 Wisconsin (17-9-2) this Saturday and next Sunday.

Minnesota State-Mankato: 1-0-1--2

Minnesota Duluth: 1-2-1--4

First period -- 1. UMD, Pernilla Winberg 10 (Jenna McParland), 11:06 (sh); 2. Mankato, Kathleen Rogan 8 (Lauren Smith, Emilia Andersson), 12:37 (pp). Penalties -- Erica Magnusson, Mankato (hooking), 1:54; Tea Villila, UMD (interference), 10:42; Shara Jasper, UMD (tripping), 11:14; Jordan Krause, UMD (roughing), 17:15; Kelsie Scott, Mankato (elbowing), 18:40.

Second period -- 3. UMD, Brienna Gillanders 7 (Aleksandra Vafina, Emma Stauber), 7:08; 4. UMD, Jessica Wong 7 (McParland), 16:35. Penalties -- Lauren Barnes, Mankato (tripping), 8:54; Smith, Mankato (checking), 10:13; Gillanders, UMD (roughing), 10:13.

Third period -- 5. UMD, Gillanders 8 (Vanessa Thibault), 10:37; 6. Mankato, Smith 21, 10:46. Penalties -- Brigette Lacquette, UMD (checking), 4:05; Tracy McCann, Mankato (slashing), 16:53.

Shots on goal -- Mankato 7-10-7-24, UMD 6-14-7-27. Goalies -- Erin Krichiver (1-1), Mankato (27 shots-23 saves); Kayla Black (13-11-3), UMD (24 shots-22 saves). Power plays -- Mankato 1-of-4, UMD 0-of-4. Referees -- Dan Lick, David Spivey. Linesmen -- Shane Paskey, Joe Oberg. A --1,333.

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