The Bemidji State women’s hockey team shut out the No. 2-ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers deep into the second period, but three goals later by the best scoring team in the country was too much for the Beavers as they fell 3-0 Friday afternoon at Kohl Center.
Bemidji State (6-22-5, 3-21-3-2 WCHA) was outshot 38-10, and both teams went 0-for-4 on the power play. Wisconsin (26-2-5, 20-2-5-3 WCHA) held BSU to its lowest shot output of the season.
The Beavers held the Badgers scoreless throughout the first period, and were about to escape the second with another shutout period until Brittany Haverstock found the back of the net with just 59 seconds remaining. Erika Lawler and Angie Keseley assisted on the goal.
The road green and white played hard in the third, but Anne Dronen scored an unassisted goal 6:08 into the frame and Brooke Ammerman topped off the scoring 18:08 into the period with assists to Jasmine Giles and Olivia Jakiel.
BSU netminder Zuzana Tomcikova (Fr., Bratislava, Slovakia) had 35 saves and allowed the three goals to fall to 5-19-4 on the season, while UW’s Jessie Vetter saved 10 and improved to 25-2-5.
Bemidji State will play its final regular season game Saturday against the Badgers and the puck will drop at 2:07 p.m. at the Kohl Center.