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By Victor Fernandes Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posted: March 16th, 2013
LAKERS UPDATE: Dingeldein’s OT winner sends ‘Hurst to Frozen Four

ITHACA, N.Y. – Mercyhurst women’s hockey coach Michael Sisti spent only a few moments in the dressing room before overtime.
He knew his Lakers played well for the first 60 minutes against Cornell, the nation’s second-ranked team. He simply reminded them of that.
“I wanted them to play fearless and confident and let it all hang out,” Sisti said. “I don’t know what they said after I left.”
The team’s message was simple – stay focused and positive. “We knew why we were working hard,” said freshman forward Jenna Dingeldein, who scored her 15th goal of the season 4 minutes, 49 seconds into the extra period Saturday at Lynah Rink to seal a 4-3 win in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals and earn a spot in next weekend’s Frozen Four at the University of Minnesota’s Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.
Mercyhurst (29-6-1) will face third-seeded Boston University (27-5-3), a 5-3 quarterfinal winner against Clarkson Saturday, in Friday’s semifinals at either 6 or 9 p.m. The Lakers, which avenged a 4-0 loss to Cornell Jan. 29 in Ithaca, will play in the national semifinals for the third time in the program’s history and for the first time since losing 3-2 in overtime to Cornell at Ridder Arena in 2010.

- Victor Fernandes

NCAA Women’s Division I Tournament schedule
Quarterfinals – Saturday
Mercyhurst 4, No. 2 Cornell 3 (OT)

No. 4 Boston College 3, Harvard 1
No. 3 Boston University 5, Clarkson 3
North Dakota (26-11-1) at No. 1 Minnesota (38-0-0), 5 p.m.
Semifinals*
Friday at Ridder Arena – Minneapolis, Minn.

UND-Minnesota winner vs. Boston College (27-6-3), 6 or 9 p.m.
Mercyhurst (29-6-1) vs. Boston University (27-5-3), 6 or 9 p.m.
Championship game*
March 24 at Ridder Arena – Minneapolis, Minn.

Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.
* Streamed live on NCAA.com

SUMMARY

Mercyhurst 4, Cornell 3 (OT)
Mercyhurst 1 0 2 1 — 4
Cornell 0 2 1 0 — 3

1st Period — 1. Mercyhurst, Gina Buquet 6 (Hendrikx, Bestland), 8:34. Penalties — Brown (C) cross checking, 12:33; Byrne (M) tripping, 13:00; Woods (C) tripping, 19:02.
2nd Period — 2. Cornell, Brianne Jenner 35 (Fortino, Rougeau), 12:21 (pp). 3. Cornell, Jess Brown 3 (Richardson), 19:00. Penalties — Byrne (M) hooking, :47; DeSutter (M) delay of game, 10:56; Byrne (M) interference, 11:55; Gagliardi (C) interference, 14:44; DeSutter (M) unsportsmanlike conduct, 15:28; Fulton (C) unsportsmanlike conduct, 15:28; Dingeldein (M) cross checking, 16:12; Campbell (C) roughing, 16:12; Rougeau (C) body checking, 19:08.
3rd Period — 4. Mercyhurst, Stephanie DeSutter 8 (Bestland, Dingeldein), 7:29. 5. Mercyhurst, Caroline Luczak 3 (Welch), 18:47. 6. Cornell, Jillian Saulnier 10 (Jenner), 19:04. Penalties — Gagliardi (C) body checking, :08; Chippy (M) body checking, 12:12; Richardson (C) body checking, 16:16.
Overtime — Mercyhurst, Jenna Dingeldein 15 (Kilroy, DeSutter), 4:49. Penalties — None.
Shots on goal — Mercyhurst, 16-11-5-2—34; Cornell, 7-11-10-4—32.
Goaltenders — Mercyhurst, Stephanie Ciampa 20-1-0 (32 shots, 29 saves); Cornell, Lauren Slebodnick 24-6-1 (34 shots, 30 saves).
Power plays — Mercyhurst (0-6), Cornell (1-4).
Referees — Katie Guay, Tom Quinn. Linesmen — Bridget Waitkus, Bob Sloper.
Attendance — 2,327.

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