The No. 5 Minnesota Golden Gophers women’s hockey lost a four overtime heartbreaker to the No. 4 Clarkson Golden Knights, 3-2, at Cheel Arena on Saturday evening.

Sophomore forward Josefin Bouveng got the scoring started for the Gophers 7:26 into the game, tapping in her 19th goal of the year. Abbey Murphy and Madeline Wethington recorded assists on the play, Wethington’s 100th career point.

Just 1:26 later junior Ella Huber connected for her 18th goal of the season. Murphy and Bouveng were credited with the assists on the play. The Golden Knights answered with just under four minutes to play in the first period to cut the Minnesota lead to 2-1.

With under two minutes left to play in the third period, Clarkson tied the game and sent it to overtime. The score would remain tied at two for three overtimes before the Golden Knights scored a power play goal five minutes and 44 seconds into the fourth overtime.

Fifth-year senior Lucy Morgan tallied a career-high 53 saves.

• The game was the longest in Minnesota history and second longest in NCAA history with an official time of 5 hours and 27 minutes.
• After recording an assist in the first period, Madeline Wethington became the seventh defender in program history to reach the 100-point mark.
• Bouveng scored 15 points in the last six games, including goals in each of the last four.

(info and photo courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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