Cougars Fall at Minnesota-Duluth
UMD moves to 3-4 (2-3, NSIC), while USF drops to 0-8 (0-5, NSIC).
A slow start really hurt the Cougars, as majority of their opponent's damage came in the opening period. The Bulldogs simply had more chances, outshooting USF23-3 in the first half, where they tallied four goals.
UMD nearly put a point on the board every 10 minutes of play. In the 11th minutes, Ashley Brown found Dani Potter for a quick strike and the game's first points. Next, Dani Potter and Megan Helbert combined to feed Riley Allen (26:42) for a score.
Kelli Klun assisted on Sally Stromme's goal in the 33rd minute, while Brown was credited for her second helper, when Kelsey Gratz (44:58) netted a goal to provide the Bulldogs a 4-0 advantage at the break.
USF improved their chance total in the second half, but the Bulldogs would pull away with two additional goals, one from Maureen Stormont (45:26), and another by Leah Nesheim (77:57).
The Cougars finished with five attempts on target in comparison to 17 by the Bulldogs.
Maria Gonzalez and Mikenna Greathouse led USF's offensive attack. Gonzalez recorded two shots on goal, while Greathouse charted two shots, including one on target.
Corrin Cook made the start in goal for USF today. Considering the pressure she was under, she fared well recording a double-digit save total with 11 stops.
USF will have six days off to get healthy and some much need rest this week before returning to competition Saturday, September 29 when they host Bemidji State University at 1 p.m.