Farrell, who took time out from the college season to represent the United States at the Beijing Olympics, scored Harvard’s first goal in the second period and assisted on a power-play goal by Casey Dornbach at 16:28 of the third period to close the gap to one goal.
Minnesota State outshot No. 15 Harvard 40-22, but managed only four shots over the final 15 minutes as they dropped into a defensive shell after Czech native Ondrej Pavel scored to give Mjnnesota State a 4-2 lead. Minneasota State will meet either North Dakota or Notre Dame for a place in the Frozen Four.
Blake Biondi, another Canadiens fourth-round draft pick in 2020, was held off the scoresheet, but was a plus-1 as No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth blanked No. 14 Michigan Tech 3-0 in Loveland, Col. Minnesota-Duluth will meet the winner of a late game between UMass-Lowell and Denver in the regional final Saturday.