Skip to main content

Eliminated: Gophers blow 2-goal lead and lose to Notre Dame

The Gophers couldn't hang on to a 2-0 lead and now their season is over.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Gophers were strong early before falling apart in a 3-2 NCAA Tournament loss to Notre Dame.

Connor Reilly gave the Gophers a 1-0 lead two minutes into the first period and Minnesota went up 2-0 on a goal by Vinnie Lettieri just 30 seconds into the second. Then the wheels fell off.

Notre Dame scored two goals in 44 seconds in the second to tie the game 2-2 and Anders Bjork's second goal of the game proved to be the winner in the third.

Minnesota was the No. 1 seed in the Northeast Regional. Notre Dame, the No. 4 seed, will play Massachusetts-Lowell in the regional final on Sunday.

The Gophers failed to make the NCAA Tournament last season and the year before they lost in the first round of the Northeast Regional to Minnesota-Duluth. The last time Minnesota advanced in the tournament was 2013-14, when they lost to Union in the National Championship game.

Next Up

minnesota river

Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 11.01.17 AM

Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.

image

How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction

The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

image

St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life

Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.

FWDqyh6UEAENgIG

80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.

290376311_5009722282489162_198055240351933487_n

30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town

It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.

Intersection in Rochester.

Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.

Tab2FileL (13)

Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night

Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

court room

Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights

Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.

Related

Eliminated: Gophers blow 2-goal lead and lose to Notre Dame

The Gophers couldn't hang on to a 2-0 lead and now their season is over.

Gophers hockey

Season over: Gophers fall to Notre Dame, Motzko rips officials

Meanwhile, the Gopher women won to advance to the Frozen Four.

Gophers show up but lose in overtime to No. 17 Wisconsin

It was one of the best games in the Big Ten this season, but the Gophers fell short in overtime.

Gophers show up but lose in overtime to No. 17 Wisconsin

It was one of the best games in the Big Ten this season, but the Gophers fell short in overtime.

Gophers blow lead at Penn State, lose on 1st defensive play in OT

The University of Minnesota Gopher football team fell 29-26 in a back-and-forth battle with Penn State on Saturday.

Gophers blow lead at Penn State, lose on 1st defensive play in OT

The University of Minnesota Gopher football team fell 29-26 in a back-and-forth battle with Penn State on Saturday.

Strong finish could get the Gophers the 2nd-best tourney seed in team history

The final six regular season games will go a long way in how high, or low, the Gophers could go.

Strong finish could get the Gophers the 2nd-best tourney seed in team history

The final six regular season games will go a long way in how high, or low, the Gophers could go.