|February 09, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||01:47||UND||Megan Gilbert (Jocelyne Lamoureux , Monique Lamoureux)|
|1||05:22||UND||Monique Lamoureux (Jocelyne Lamoureux )|
|2||08:15||UND||Layla Marvin (Jocelyne Lamoureux , Jordan Slavin)|
|2||09:30||UND||Becca Kohler (Meghan Dufault , Monique Lamoureux)|
|2||10:36||UND||Monique Lamoureux (Michelle Karvinen , Jocelyne Lamoureux)|
|2||15:45||UND||Meghan Dufault (Jocelyne Lamoureux )|
|3||06:56||UND||Michelle Karvinen (Meghan Dufault , Jocelyne Lamoureux)|
|Shots on Goal||21||33|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Ralph Engelstad Arena) – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team dropped a 7-0 decision against ninth-ranked University of North Dakota in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) action Saturday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The loss drops the Beavers’ record to 6-20-2 with a 5-18-1-0 record in WCHA play.
The Beavers, who went without a shot on goal for the first 11 minutes of Friday’s series-opening 4-3 overtime loss, took 12:09 to register a shot in Saturday night. An undermanned North Dakota jumped out to a 2-0 lead before that point in both games.
To start the series finale, North Dakota’s Megan Gilbert flew into the BSU zone along the left wing and snapped a shot past Beaver goaltender Abby Ryplanski’s glove hand just 1:47 into the contest. UND doubled its lead 3:35 later when Monique Lamoureux’s point shot pinballed off two Bemidji State defenders before finding the back of the net.
Ryplanski was kept busy for the remainder of the period as BSU was outshot 14-2, but timely saves and shot blocks kept it a two-goal game heading into the first intermission. Bemidji State’s two shots on goal on four attempts in the frame was a season-low.
In the second period, North Dakota pulled away with three goals in a 2:21 span.
Jocelyn Lamoureux broke the WCHA scoring record with her 263rd career point—her third of the game—by laying the puck off to Layla Marvin, who notched her first goal of the year at 8:15. Becca Kohler made it 4-0 on a five-on-three power-play chance 1:15 later when her shot crossed the goal line just before Erika Wheelhouse (Sr., D, Crookston, Minn.) could swat it out of danger.
Jessica Havel (Sr., G, Grand Rapids, Minn.) replaced Ryplanski after a Monique Lamoureux blast went through traffic and in to make it 5-0. Freshman Dufault added another North Dakota tally before the period’s end.
Michelle Karvinen capped the scoring with the lone goal of the third period. Jocelyn Lamoureux tied a career-best with her sixth assist of the game on the play.
The seven-goal output tied the most by either team in 49 all-time meetings. UND beat Bemidji State 7-3 earlier in the season. North Dakota outshot BSU 33-21 in the game.
Next weekend, the Beavers will then travel to top-ranked and undefeated University of Minnesota before capping the regular season with a home series against eighth-ranked University of Wisconsin. BSU will begin WCHA playoff action the following week away from home against an opponent, which has yet to be determined.
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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).