Gophers Take Down SCSU In Conference Tilt 09 Jan 18

WOMEN’S HOCKEY
MINNEAPOLIS – Katie Robinson and Cara Piazza scored goals to lead the No. 5 University of Minnesota women’s hockey team to a 2-1 win over visiting St. Cloud State in a non-conference match-up Tuesday night at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota (16-5-2, 10-4-2-0 WCHA) took a 2-0 lead before the Huskies (5-15-2, 3-11-2-0 WCHA) got on the board late in the third period with a goal by Julia Tylke. The Gophers held off the visitors’ pressure with an extra attacker and an empty net over the final 90 seconds for the win.

The Gophers outshot the Huskies, 29-14, for the game. SCSU was led by Emma Polusny’s 27 saves while Sidney Peters had 13 saves for the Maroon & Gold, with 12 of those coming in the second two periods.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch has been recommended for expulsion following a newly public allegation of sexual assault.

The Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press report the university’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office found Lynch responsible for sexual misconduct in an alleged assault April 7, 2016. Both newspapers say they obtained a Jan. 3 finding by the office.

That was the same day as a separate recommendation that he be suspended for sexual misconduct in an unrelated incident alleged to have happened three weeks later.

The school suspended Lynch from games last week but he has been allowed to keep practicing with the team. He is appealing his suspension.

His attorney Ryan Pacyga had no immediate comment but planned to hold a news conference Wednesday.