BOSTON — Northeastern scored two unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers now drop to 1-6-1 (1-2-1-1 WCHA) on the season while the Huskies improve to 5-1-1 (1-0-1-1 Hockey East).
Bemidji State controlled the puck for the first two periods, outshooting Northeastern 30-13 in the first 40 minutes of play. However, BSU was unable to keep up the dominating style of play in the third.
Penalties proved to be the decisive factor in the game as BSU collected half of its penalties minutes (eight) in the third period, while Northeastern was able to stay out of the box altogether in the third. The Husky special teams took advantage of the BSU penalties as both the game-tying goal and game-winning goals came on the power play.
Bemidji State would score first in the game off of a Franny Dorr (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) power-play goal halfway through the first period. Marlee Wheelhouse (So., Crookston, Minn.) and Erika Wheelhouse (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) would be credited for the assist on the goal. Dorr’s goal was her first of the season.
The second goal for the Beavers was scored by last year’s leading offensive-defensemen, Montana Vichorek (So., Moose Lake, Minn.). Vichorek’s goal would give the Beavers a one-goal lead going into the third period. Erin Johnson (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) and Emily Erickson (R-Fr., Coleraine, Minn.) would both get assists on the score. The goal was Vichorek’s first of the year.
Alana McElhinney (So., Calgary, Minn.) got the nod for the Beavers, making her third start in net this season. She made 20 saves on the night and only allowed one even-strength goal.
Bemidji State will be back in action next weekend at home as they host Wayne State University on Friday at 7:07 p.m. and on Saturday at 2:07 p.m.