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Sweeps and splits.
There were a few of each during the weekend past. While Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, and Wisconsin all handed their opponents a pair of trouncings, there was some bread sliced in half elsewhere. That may point to parity, or confirm that for the road team especially, half a loaf is better than a few crumbs.
Maine’s solid start under new coach Maria Lewis was interrupted in the back half of their double dip with Niagara. Boxscore News has the thumbnail sketch.
Providence College saw two different ECAC foes (RPI on Friday, Princeton on Saturday), and came up with two different outcomes. Mark Divver of the Providence Journal outlines the details of the Friars’ 3-2 OT loss at Troy.
Nate Gotlieb of the Minnesota Daily writes about the return of Noora Raty to the Gophers lineup, after sitting out last weekend’s action at North Dakota.

Meanwhile, John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press details the story of another returning Gopher, Jen Schoullis, who missed last season with a serious shoulder injury.

and finally …

Kelly Erickson of the Badger Herald does a fine job of telling the tale of Wisconsin’s Ammerman sisters.