Gophers beat Minnesota State-Mankato 2-1 in women’s hockey

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The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team holds on to beat Minnesota State-Mankato 2-1 and earns a WCHA sweep on Friday night at Ridder Arena.

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Minnesota took a 1-0 lead thanks to Audrey Wethington, she scored her first collegiate goal in the first period, her sister Madeline was on the assist.

The Gophers made it 2-0 in the second period, just seconds into a power play courtesy of Grace Zumwinkle, Crystalyn Hengler and Emily Oden got the assist.

Minnesota State-Mankato got on the board thanks to Brittyn Fleming in the second period scoring with just :28 seconds remaining in the second period.

Gophers goalie Makayla Pahl earned her first win on the season and had 18 saves on the night.

The Gophers are 5-1, while Minnesota State-Mankato falls to 1-5 on the season.