Senior forward Sam Lessick registered two assists for the Warriors
Merrimack Toppled by Minnesota, 9-2, at East/West Showcase

Box Score

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Merrimack Warriors Women's Ice Hockey was defeated by the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 9-2 in the first game of the East/West Showcase.

Merrimack (7-15-1, 4-11-1 HEA): 2, Minnesota (15-3-2): 9

Minnesota took the lead just under seven minutes into the contest for the only goal of the first period.

Minnesota scored twice in the second to extend the lead to three before Katie Kaufman would get her home state goal on the powerplay to cut the lead to two with under five minutes to play in the second.

Minnesota scored four times in under two minutes to stretch the lead to six.

Alexa Pongo would score the Warriors second goal of the night midway through the third.

Minnesota would add two more goals before the end of the game.

Notes and Numbers

- Katie Kaufman and Alexa Pongo scored for the Warriors.

- Pongo's goal gives her six in her last six games, and she is currently on a four game scoring streak.

- Teghan Inglis blocked eight of the Warriors 16 shots on the evening and had an assist.

- Sam Lessick had two assists.

- Payten Evans had an assists and has had five assists on her last six games.

Powerplays: MC: 1-2 | MINN: 2-4

Shots on Goal: MC 5, MINN 15 | MC 6, MINN 12 | MC 5, MINN 18 | MC 16, MINN 42

Faceoffs: 17 MC | 37 MINN Blocks: 16 MC | 3 MINN

Up Next:

The Warriors will play the second game of the East/West Showcase on Saturday Afternoon agains the St. Cloud State Huskies at 2 PM EST.