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Jesse Root scores go-ahead goal, Yale beats North Dakota 4-1 to reach NCAA Frozen Four

Saturday, 03.30.2013 / 7:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jesse Root scores go-ahead goal, Yale beats North Dakota 4-1 to reach NCAA Frozen Four

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Jesse Root scored the go-ahead goal with 4:56 left and Yale beat North Dakota 4-1 on Saturday in the NCAA West Regional final to reach the Frozen Four for the first time.

Fourth-seeded Yale (20-12-3) scored four times in the final 7:35.

Josh Balch started the spree, and Root gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead on a power play, a day after scoring at 9 seconds of overtime in Yale's 3-2 victory over top-seeded Minnesota.

Stu Wilson and Kenny Agostino added goals for Yale.

Corban Knight scored in the first period for North Dakota (22-13-7).

The national semifinals are April 11 in Pittsburgh.

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