|November 08, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|2||04:43||OSU||Kayla Sullivan (Danielle Gagne , Kari Schmitt)|
|2||08:20||BSU||Dusik, Tess (Bilic, Ivana , Mowat, Brittni)|
|2||12:04||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Duellman, Allie , Miller, Lauren)|
|2||16:27||BSU||Moher, Hanna (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Grenier, Kristine)|
|3||03:22||OSU||Sara Schmitt (Becky Allis )|
|Shots on Goal||27||33|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OSU Ice Rink) – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team earned its first Western Collegiate Hockey Association victory Friday evening in Columbus, Ohio by beating The Ohio State University, 3-2. It was Bemidji State’s first victory in Columbus since 2010.
Bemidji State came out playing well in the first period and was in Ohio State’s defensive zone for most of the period. The Beavers had an 11-6 shot advantage. BSU also held its own on defense as it killed off two Ohio State power plays.
After a scoreless first frame, the offense opened up for both teams in the second stanza. The Buckeyes got things started with a goal by Kayla Sullivan with 4:43 gone in the period. The Beavers would answer back with three consecutive goals. The first was of the shorthanded variety by Tess Dusik (F, Sr., Oak Bluff, Manitoba). It was BSU’s third shorthanded goal of the season after having none last season. The second goal was the second of the season for Stephanie Anderson (F, R-So.,North St. Paul, Minn.) at the 12:04 mark in the period. The third and final goal of the frame came off of the stick of Hanna Moher (F, So., Milton, Ontario) on a BSU powerplay.
Trailing 3-1 entering the final period, the Buckeyes got a goal by Sara Schmitt at the 3:22 mark in the period.
The Beavers were able to hold on, getting 14 saves from goaltender Brittni Mowat (G, Fr., Glenboro, Manitoba) in the final stanza to seal the victory.
BSU played its best game of the conference season and it showed. It was perfect in killing all four OSU power-play opportunities. It also had nine different players register points in the game.
Mowat picked up her fourth victory of the season in between the pipes for the Beavers and first in conference play, pushing her record to 4-5-1.
An altercation at the end of the game ended up resulting in nine individual game disqualifications for each team for fighting and an extra game disqualification on Ohio State for a player face-masking.
Each player who received a DQ will have to sit out tomorrow’s contest.
Bemidji State, now 4-6-1 overall and 1-4-0-0 in WCHA play, will be looking for its first road sweep of a WCHA team since Feb. 17-18, 2012 when it swept St. Cloud State University. The puck drops at 3:07 p.m. tomorrow.
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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).