UMD completes sweep of Beavers with 4-2 win
Bemidji State (5-17-2 (4-15-1 WCHA))
Minnesota Duluth (11-8-3 (10-7-1 WCHA))
1/19/2013 | Duluth, MN | Attendance: 4095
Bemidji State1012
Minnesota Duluth1304
Scoring Summary
112:06BSURachael Kelly (Natasha Kostenko , MacKenzie Thurston)
114:31UMDBrigette Lacquette (Jenna McParland , Jessica Wong)
208:01UMDJenna McParland (Brienna Gillanders , Shara Jasper)
213:23UMDPernilla Winberg (Aleksandra Vafina , Brigette Lacquette)
217:49UMDBrienna Gillanders (Pernilla Winberg , Dana Gallop)
310:04BSUAlex Ehlert (Kaitlyn Tougas , Abby Williams)
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUAbby Ryplanski18:44008
BSUJessica Havel40:004018
UMDKayla Black60:002022
Statistical ComparisonBSUUMD
Shots on Goal2430
Power Plays0-71-3

Saturday, January 19, 2013

DULUTH, Minn. (AMSOIL Arena) – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team finished its four-game, regular-season series against Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) foe University of Minnesota Duluth with a 4-2 loss Saturday night at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. in front of a UMD-record 4,095 fans. By dropping its third straight game, Bemidji State dips to 5-17-2 in 2012-13 with a 4-15-1-0 ledger in league play.

UMD became just the second team all season to sweep the Beavers on the road this season and won its fourth contest against BSU in as many attempts on the year.

Bemidji State came out strong out of the gate and earned a power-play chance just 1:12 into regulation. Molly Arola (Sr., F, Walker, Minn.) had three good point-blank chances on the opportunity to score her first goal of the season on the advantage, but UMD goaltender Kayla Black kept the puck out.

At the 5:13 mark, Bridgette Lacquette looked to have given UMD a 1-0 lead on a shot from the point that made its way through traffic, but the goal was waived off because there was a Bulldog in the crease. Minnesota Duluth’s Jamie Kenyon and Katie Wilson each rang with shots at the 7:36 and 11:20 marks, but it would be the Beavers who would strike first.

Rachael Kelly (So., F, Rosemount, Minn.) opened the scoring with 7:54 remaining in the period, lofting a shot over Black’s shoulder into the rafters of the net for her first goal since Oct. 21. The new-found momentum was short-lived, however, as Lacquette evened the score by shooting through a crowd of bodies in the BSU crease just 2:25 later.

The 1-1 score held through the first intermission and the first eight minutes of the second period, but Minnesota Duluth took the lead at with just under 12 minutes left in the frame and didn’t look back.

With 11:59 left in the middle stanza, Lauren Merkley (Fr., D, Mississauga, Ontario) broke up a two-on-one rush, but the puck bounced back to the passer, UMD’s Jenna McParland, after BSU netminder Jessica Havel (Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) pushed across the crease to stop a potential shot and McParland gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead.

Minnesota Duluth found the back of the net twice more before the second period ended, using a Pernilla Winberg snapshot to go up 3-1 with 6:37 left and a Brienna Gillanders backhander from the left circle to go up by three with just over two minutes to in the period.

In the third period, Alex Ehlert (Jr., D, Portage, Wis.) tallied her first goal since the season-opener Oct. 5 midway through the stanza and freshmen Ivana Bilic (D, Coquitlam, British Columbia) and Kaitlyn Tougas (F, Thunder Bay, Ontario) nicked power-play offerings off the post, but the Beavers could not rally to knot the score.

Abby Ryplanski (So., G, Winnipeg, Manitoba) stopped all eight shots she saw in relief of Havel in the final 20 minutes, including a spectacular diving glove robbery of Wilson with 4:45 to play.

BSU fell to 4-4-1 on the season when scoring the game’s first goal. Two of those losses have come to Minnesota Duluth. Natasha Kostenko (So., F, Fannystelle, Manitoba) assisted on Kelly’s goal and now has found the scoresheet in seven of her last nine games. BSU was shutout in the two games in which she failed to get a goal or an assist during that span.

The Beavers are off next week and will pick up play when they host Ohio State University at the Sanford Center to kick off the month of February. BSU will then finish the regular season with road series against the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota before taking on the University of Wisconsin on home ice.

For more information on the Bemidji State University women’s hockey program follow the Beavers on Twitter (@BeaverWoHockey or @BSUBeavers), like them on Facebook (, or sign up for the TXTUpdates from text-messaging system through the "Mulitmedia" pull down menu on the main page of

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).


MNSCU Bemidji State University is a member of the
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system
Streamline Technologies
M Golf NSIC Spring Championship - Day 1 Omaha, Neb.
Apr 11 Complete/8 of 10
W Tennis Southwest Minnesota State 4 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 11 Bemidji State 5
Track & Field SJU-CSB Outdoor Invitational St. Joseph, Minn.
Apr 11 Complete
Softball Wayne State 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 11 Bemidji State 2
Baseball (7) Minnesota State 10 7 inn.
Apr 11 Bemidji State 9
Baseball (7) Minnesota State 41 8 inn.
Apr 11 Bemidji State 20
Softball Wayne State 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 11 Bemidji State 4
M Golf NSIC Spring Championship - Day 2 Omaha, Neb.
Apr 12 Complete/7 of 10
W Tennis Minnesota State 8 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 12 Bemidji State 1
Track & Field Marauder Open Bismarck, N.D.
Apr 12 Complete
Softball (12) Augustana 13 F/5
Apr 12 Bemidji State 1
Baseball (7) Minnesota State 14 7 inn.
Apr 12 Bemidji State 4
Baseball (7) Minnesota State 23 7 inn.
Apr 12 Bemidji State 1
Softball (12) Augustana 13 F/5
Apr 12 Bemidji State 0
Softball St. Cloud State 4 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 14 Bemidji State 0
Softball St. Cloud State 2 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 14 Bemidji State 3
Baseball Minot State 16 7 inn.
Apr 15 Bemidji State 9
Baseball Minot State 15 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 15 Bemidji State 13
Softball Valley City State Cancelled
Apr 16 Bemidji State
Softball Valley City State Cancelled
Apr 16 Bemidji State
Baseball Bemidji State 1 7 inn.
Apr 17 Minnesota Duluth 5
Softball Bemidji State 2 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Apr 17 Sioux Falls 3
Baseball Bemidji State 4 7 inn.
Apr 17 Minnesota Duluth 15
Softball Bemidji State 7 F/8
Apr 17 Sioux Falls 8
W Golf Augustana Invite Day 1 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Apr 18 Complete/3 of 6
Athletics Stride Into Spring Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 18
Track & Field Holst Invitational St. Paul, Minn.
Apr 18 Complete
M Golf BSU Alumni vs. Player Event (Bemidji Town and CC) Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 18 Complete
Softball Bemidji State 4 F/8
Apr 18 SW Minnesota State 5
Baseball Bemidji State 5 7 inn.
Apr 18 Minnesota Duluth 9
Baseball Bemidji State 4 Duluth, Minn.
Apr 18 Minnesota Duluth 14
Softball Bemidji State 4 Marshall, Minn.
Apr 18 SW Minnesota State 2
W Golf Augustana Invite Day 2 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Apr 19
W Tennis Minnesota Duluth Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 19, 11:00 a.m. Bemidji State
Track & Field Cobber Twilight Moorhead, Minn.
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m.
Baseball Bemidji State St. Cloud, Minn.
Apr 22, 1:00 p.m. St. Cloud State
Softball Bemidji State Minot, N.D.
Apr 22, 2:00 p.m. Minot State
Baseball Bemidji State St. Cloud, Minn.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. St. Cloud State