|January 24, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|1||11:22||UND||Amy Menke (Josefine Jakobsen , Shannon Kaiser)|
|1||12:43||UND||Layla Marvin (Lisa Marvin , Tori Williams)|
|3||11:48||BSU||Wivoda, Whitney (Hutchinson, Madison , Dusik, Tess)|
|3||14:52||BSU||Kelly, Rachael (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Hutchinson, Madison)|
|3||18:04||UND||Josefine Jakobsen (Amy Menke )|
|3||19:08||BSU||Tougas, Kaitlyn (Miller, Lauren , Citrowske, Alex)|
|Shots on Goal||19||32|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Ralph Englestad Arena) – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team tied No. 3 North Dakota 3-3 Friday evening. North Dakota was able to garner an extra point with a shootout victory. Kaitlyn Tougas (F, So., Thunder Bay, Ontario), Madison Hutchinson (D, Fr., Manitou, Manitoba) tallied two points for the Beavers.
Bemidji State played well in the opening 10 minutes in the first period as it led North Dakota in shots, 4-3. Shortly after the first media timeout, UND seemed to flip a switch as it outshot BSU 8-0 over the final 10 minutes of the first frame. Amy Menke got the UND scoring started at the 11:22 mark of the first period going top shelf against BSU goaltender Brittni Mowat (Fr, Glenboro, Manitoba). UND would extend its lead to two with a goal by Layla Marvin, her fourth of the season, at the 12:43 mark.
Trailing 2-0 entering the second period, the Beavers turned up the intensity but the North Dakota defense was up to the challenge. North Dakota blocked six BSU shots compared to just three in the opening frame, and also snuffed out two power plays for Bemidji State to hold the score at 2-0 going into the second intermission.
Bemidji State was looking to get the offense going in the third period and indeed it did. Whitney Wivoda (F, R-So., Fairbanks, Alaska) got the scoring started 11:48 into the frame with her second goal of the season to trim UND’s lead to 2-1. BSU would tie the game 2-2 at the 14:52 mark with a power-play goal by Rachael Kelly (F, Jr., Rosemount, Minn.). North Dakota answered back however with a goal with 1:56 remaining in the third period. The Beavers pulled Mowat for an extra attacker, and Kaitlyn Tougas scored with 52 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.
It was the third overtime game of the season for Bemidji State. They have finished with a tie in the prior two and that turned out to be the case once again. BSU did have a chance to gain an extra conference point with the shootout, but it could not get one past UND goaltender Lexie Shaw as she stopped all four BSU shooters. UND ended up winning the shootout 1-0 in four rounds. In its third overtime contest of the seasons, BSU entered the extra frame posting a tie in its first two overtime games.
Mowat finished the night with 29 saves. The freshman moves to 9-11-3 on the season
The Beavers, now 9-14-2 overall and 6-12-1 in WCHA play, look to take series tomorrow in series finale. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:07 p.m.
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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).