(Northland's NewsCenter) --- The #6 ranked UMD Bulldogs women's hockey team opened the 2011 season with a win, defeating the Minnesota Whitecaps 2-1 in overtime on Friday night.
Freshman defender Tea Villila opened the scoring for UMD with a second period goal to tie the game at 1-1, which held until the end of regulation.
In overtime, it was junior Pernilla Winberg netting the game-winning goal for the Bulldogs, sending them a 2-1 victory.
Former UMD Bulldog Jenny Potter was a factor in the lone Whitecaps goal, providing the assist to Allie Thunstrom.
Click the video link for highlights of Friday night's game. The same two teams will play again Saturday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena.
Posted by Zach Schneider