|November 14, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||03:22||UND||Lisa Marvin (Tanja Eisenschmid , Samantha Hanson)|
|1||04:35||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Citrowske, Alex)|
|1||16:12||BSU||Citrowske, Alex (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Anderson, Stephanie)|
|2||19:57||BSU||Kelly, Rachael (Wivoda, Whitney , Bilic, Ivana)|
|Shots on Goal||27||26|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) - Kaitlyn Tougas scored a goal and added a pair of assists to lead the Bemidji State University women's hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Western Collegiate Hockey Association-rival University of North Dakota Friday at Sanford Center. The victory over North Dakota was the first for Bemidji State since Nov. 26, 2011. BSU improves to 6-4-1 overall and 2-4-1 in conference play, while UND drops to 4-6-1 overall and 3-5-1 in WCHA play.
North Dakota lit the lamp first with a goal by Lisa Marvin at the 3:22 mark in the first period. BSU answered less than two minutes later with a goal from Stephanie Anderson to tie the game, 1-1.
The line of Anderson, Tougas and Alex Citrowske struck again at the 16:12 mark in the first period with Citrowske’s third goal of the season to put the Beavers on top 2-1.
Bemidji State and North Dakota skated to a deadlock in the second stanza as the two squads tied in shots on goal (nine) and power-play chances (one). However, BSU’s Rachael Kelly chipped in a goal off a UND defender with three seconds left to extend the Beavers’ lead to 3-1 going into the third.
The Beavers held UND’s offense off the board for the third period for the victory. UND pulled its goaltender with just under two minutes to play and the Beavers took advantage of the empty net as Tougas netted a goal to make the final, 4-1.
Brittni Mowat made 26 saves, while allowing just one goal to earn her fourth win of the season. Mowat’s record improves to 4-2-1 this season.
Notes on Bemidji State
- With the win this afternoon, Mowat now has 14 career wins in net for the Beavers. The Glenboro, Manitoba needs one more victory to move into a tie with former BSU net minder Jill Luebke for fourth-most wins in program history.
- Stephanie Anderson notched her first career multi-point game against UND. Anderson is the eighth different BSU player to score more than one point in a game this season.
- Alex Citrowske also posted a multi-point performance with a goal and an assist. It is the third of Citrowske’s career.
Next up: Bemidji State will look to finish off a sweep of North Dakota tomorrow in the series finale. The last time the Beavers swept UND was Jan. 12-13, 2007. The puck drops at 2:07 p.m. from Sanford Center.
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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).