|December 03, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|Pursuit of Excelence||0||1||1||2|
|1||07:10||BSU||Lushanko, Megan (Philipczyk, Jenessa )|
|1||18:58||BSU||Grenier, Kristine (Wivoda, Whitney , Fawcett, Reilly)|
|2||07:29||BSU||Joyce, Alexis (Grenier, Kristine , Kelly, Rachael)|
|2||08:09||BSU||Chapman, Kayleigh (Thibodeau, Summer , Lushanko, Megan)|
|3||11:35||BSU||Esse, Carley (Grenier, Kristine , Moher, Hanna)|
|3||14:15||BSU||Fawcett, Reilly (Kelly, Rachael , Esse, Carley)|
|Shots on Goal||19||32|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) — The Bemidji State University women’s ice hockey team defeated the Pursuit of Excellence Academy in an exhibition contest Wednesday evening at Sanford Center, 7-2. Six different Beaver skaters tallied multiple points in the victory.
The Beavers lit the lamp twice in the opening period. Megan Lushanko got the scoring underway at the 7:10 mark, while Kristine Grenier added another at 18:58 to give Bemidji State a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission. BSU outshot POE 11-7 in the first stanza.
POE cut Bemidji State’s lead in half 31 seconds into the second period with a goal by Sarah Potomak. Following Potomak’s goal, Bemidji State answered with three unanswered goals in the second frame. The first was a power-play goal by Alexis Joyce at 7:29 to extend its lead back to a pair. The Beavers tacked on another 40 seconds later with a goal by Kayleigh Chapman to make it 4-1. Lastly, Joyce tallied her second goal of the game at 14:48 to give the Beavers a four-goal lead over POE.
With a four-goal deficit going into the third period, POE cut BSU’s lead to three with a goal by Carla Goodwin at 7:46. Bemidji State would answer with two more goals to seal the game. The first was by Carley Esse at 11:35 and the second by Reilly Fawcett at 14:15.
Next up: The Beavers will return to league play Dec. 5-6 when it hosts rival Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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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).