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Women's hockey: UND deals Gophers first defeat

GRAND FORDS, N.D. — North Dakota scored three goals in the second period and edged the University of Minnesota 4-3 in a WCHA college women's hockey game Friday night.

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GRAND FORDS, N.D. — North Dakota scored three goals in the second period and edged the University of Minnesota 4-3 in a WCHA college women's hockey game Friday night.

It was the first loss for Minnesota, now 9-1-0 overall and 7-1-0-0 in the WCHA. North Dakota improved to 6-2-2 and 4-2-2-1 in the conference.

Brook Garzone gave the Gophers the early lead with a first-period goal on an assist from Hannah Brandt and Dani Cameranesi.

Meghan Dufault scored twice with in the second period as North Dakota erased Minnesota's 1-0 lead after one period.

Minnesota closed the gap to 3-2 when Kelly Pannek scored midway through the third period. But North Dakota answered 90 seconds later when Amy Menke scored her second goal to make it 4-2.

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Camarenesi added a late goal for the Gophers but it wasn't enough. Amanda Leveille had 27 saves in goal for Minnesota.

Minnesota is off next weekend while several Minnesota alumni represent their countries in the Four Nations Cup in Sweden.

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