N. Dakota 4, Colorado College 1
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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ Bryan Lundbohm and Ryan Bayda each scored two goals as North Dakota beat Colorado College 4-1 on Saturday night in the NCAA Eastern Regionals.
The defending champion Fighting Sioux (28-7-9) will play the Wisconsin-Michigan State winner in the Frozen Four in Albany, N.Y., on April 5.
Alex Kim scored for Colorado College (27-12-1).
Colorado College, a 3-2 double-overtime winner over St. Lawrence on Friday, led 1-0 after one period, but the Sioux started to control play midway through the second period.
The grueling win Friday appeared to wear down the third-seeded Tigers in the final period.
North Dakota is attempting to become the first repeat champion since Boston University in 1972.
The 28 years between consecutive champions is the longest stretch in any NCAA sport. The next longest was 24 years, from 1970-93 in Division II basketball.
Lundbohm backhanded a rebound past goalie Jeff Sanger, moving the Fighting Sioux in front for good.
Lundbohm’s second goal again came on a rebound, when he backhanded a shot inside the left post midway into the final period. Bayda scored his second goal 13:20 into the final period.
Karl Goehring made 28 saves for the Sioux, while Sanger had 35 for the Tigers.