Gopher Women Win 700th Hockey Game

Oct. 31 — The third-seeded Gophers won their third straight sweep in the series this season, en route to becoming the fastest women’s program in NCAA history to reach 700 wins after a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State in Bemidji, Minn.

Senior Abigail Boreen opened the scoring for Minnesota (7-3, 5-3 WCHA) just 49 seconds into the first period, her third goal in four games. Rookie Ella Huber scored her second power-play goal of the series with 3:20 seconds left in the first, then rookie Peyton Hemp scored the game-winning goal, her third goal this season.

Senior Taylor Heise collected two assists, bringing her total to nine in 10 games.

St. Thomas 2, RIT 1: The Tommies (4-5-1) defeated RIT in Rochester, NY, completing a two-game streak for the first time this season.

Abby Promersberger scored in the first period on a power play for St. Thomas, then Allie Monrean scored the game-winning goal in the third period.


Arizona State 4, St. Thomas 2: After winning their first Division I game last week, the Tommies (1-9) lost two non-conference games to the Sun Devils in Tempe, Ariz., Losing 5- 2 Friday and 4 -2 on Saturday.

Freshman Tim Piechowski and graduate student Christiano Versich scored goals for St. Thomas, and Joey Sofo and Justin Kelley had assists.


No. 11 Gophers 3, No. 6 Nebraska 2: The Gophers overtook the mighty Cornhuskers in a close five-set match at the Maturi Pavilion, winning the final set 15-9 to move to 14-6 on aggregate and 9-3 in the Big Ten with their third consecutive victory.

Sophomore Jenna Wenaas has had a big night for Minnesota with a career-high 22 kills, a career-high 19 digs, three blocks, two assists and a serving ace. Defensively, Stephanie Samedy had 26 digs, which is the best match for her career, and 20 kills. CC McGraw added 25 digs and Melani Shaffmaster got 21.

St. Thomas 3, North Dakota 1: The Tommies (3-20) ended a nine-game losing streak by beating the Fighting Hawks in four sets in Grand Forks, ND

A pair of freshmen led St. Thomas. Lauren Galvin recorded a career-high 20 kills, along with nine digs, five blocks, two aces on service and one assist, while Libby Mattila added a career-high 13 kills, 13 digs, three aces on serve, a block and an assist. .


The Gophers outscored the Tommies in a double intrastate competition, with the women winning 222-75 and the men winning the competition 228-63. Minnesota won all 32 events.

Senior Tom Donker led the way in the men’s Gophers, winning the 100 and 200 backstroke, in addition to swimming one leg in the 200 freestyle. Freshman Hannah Cornish and junior Maggie Summit won three events each for the Gophers women.


Macalester 23, Hamline 13: In the MIAC opener in any sport featuring two black head coaches, Macalester beat Hamline in the annual Paint Bucket game at Macalester Stadium to end a six-game losing streak . With the win, the Scots ended a six-game slippage to move up to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the MIAC Skyline Division. The Pipers fall to 3-5, 0-3 in the Skyline Division.

Ahead of the game, head coaches KiJuan Ware of Macalester and Chip Taylor of Hamline participated in the draw with their captains to commemorate the milestone. Almost 50 years ago, Macalester hired Don Hudson as the first black football head coach at a non-HBCU college in the modern era.

Catherine J. Martinez