Minnesota could not make a third period comeback after entering the third period down three goals.
Three minutes into Sunday’s WCHA championship game, the Gophers were gridlocked with the top-ranked Badgers at one goal apiece. No. 7 Minnesota was the underdog. Wisconsin had previously won the last four games against the Gophers by a goal each. More than a minute into the second period, freshman Olivia Knowles received a pass off a faceoff, and saw junior Taylor Williamson streaking toward the front of the net.
Minnesota finished ninth out of 17 teams on Tuesday. The tournament was played at The Grand National Lake Course in Opelika, Alabama. Flanagan finished as the Gophers top scorer shooting one-over for the tournament and tied for 23rd.
Minnesota finished the Meadow Club Women’s Collegiate in 11th place on Tuesday. The tournament featured 16 teams. The plan was to play two rounds on Monday, but with a frost delay, the teams were forced to play just one round on Monday and one on Tuesday.
Minnesota (8-4) defeated Wisconsin (6-7) 4-3 at the Baseline Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. It was also head coach Catrina Thompson’s first Big Ten victory as a head coach.
Minnesota (8-3) beat Washington (8-5) 4-3 on Saturday and followed that up with another 4-3 victory over Portland (6-6) on Sunday. The matches took place at the Quillian Tennis Stadium in Seattle, Washington. Jackson Allen clinched the victory on Saturday, while it was Josip Krstanovic who clinched the match against on Sunday.
No. 7 Minnesota (24-10-3) stunned No. 1 Wisconsin (30-4-2) 3-1 in the WCHA Final Faceoff Championship Sunday afternoon at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Gophers will now face Wisconsin Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ridder Arena to decide the WCHA Final Faceoff champion.
The No. 7 Gophers (22-10-3) will take on No. 5 Ohio State (23-9-4) in the second semifinal of the WCHA Final Faceoff on Saturday night at Ridder Arena. In the first four matchups between the teams this season, the Gophers went 0-3-1 versus the Buckeyes.
When Arnórsson plans out his day, he makes no room for sitting down. He is either cooking, working on homework or playing golf. He will go to bed at 2 a.m. and wake up at 5 a.m., not feeling a thing