GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- Erika Holst scored two goals Saturday to lead Minnesota-Duluth past Minnesota 5-3 in the championship game of the WCHA Final Five women's tournament.
Holst, who also scored twice in Duluth's semifinal win Friday over Ohio State, sparked a three-goal Bulldogs flurry in the second period to give the team a 4-1 lead.
The Gophers scored two power-play goals 16 seconds apart midway through the third to pull within 4-3, but Duluth secured the victory with its own power-play goal when Nora Tallus scored off a Maria Rooth pass.
Minnesota-Duluth (29-3-2) is ranked second in the country and Minnesota (27-6-1) third. The teams could meet again at the NCAA Frozen Four, March 21 and 23 in Duluth. The teams have met five times this season, with the Bulldogs winning all but one of the games.
"It's the best rivalry in the country," Duluth coach Shannon Miller said. "We wanted to play the Gophers here. We thought it was important to play them and beat them here because we expect to play them in the Frozen Four."
Tournament most valuable player Caroline Ouellette scored in the first period and Jenny Potter tallied in the second for the Bulldogs.
Minnesota's Kelly Stephens had two goals. La Toya Clarke had the other score for the Gophers.
Bulldogs goalie Patricia Sautter stopped 32 shots. Jody Horak had 33 saves for Minnesota.
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