A big first period led the Gopher women's hockey team to a decisive 7-1 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Friday night at Ridder Arena.
The Gophers controlled the ice from the early going, dramatically outshooting the Bulldogs
Dani Cameranesi added a pair of assists.
The Gophers wasted little time getting on the scoreboard as Lorence lit the lamp at the 3:02 mark of the first period. She was assisted by Ramsey and Rachel Bona.
Just over three minutes later, Ramsey pushed the Gophers lead to 2-0 with her lone goal on the night. Ramsey assisted Cara Piazza on another goal later in the first.
Minnesota and UMD continue the series on Saturday afternoon at Ridder Arena.