UMD women’s hockey moves on in the Frozen Four
This marked the Bulldogs’ second straight Frozen Four appearance, and second total during the head coach Maura Crowell era as she is in her seventh season at the helm of the program.
Bulldog senior Emma Soderberg would get the start in net against the Huskies after notching both wins in the first two rounds of the tournament, including a shutout in the first game against Harvard University.
The first period would end scoreless with UMD leading in shots on goal 12-6. Northeastern’s Skylar Irving would break the ice early in the second to lead 1-0.
Then halfway through the third period Taylor Anderson tied the game for UMD. Regulation would end tied 1-1 forcing overtime for the second year in a row.
Then in the second over time frame Naomi Rogge would send the Bulldogs on to the next round with the win.
Soderberg finished with 46 saves, to Northeastern and Women’s Goalie of the Year Finalist Aerin Frankel’s after two overtimes.
UMD will battle the winner of Friday night’s second semifinal between number five Yale University and top-ranked Ohio State University. Puck drop in the NCAA championship game is set for Sunday at 3pm CT at Pegula Ice Arena.