|December 13, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|St. Cloud State||0||1||2||3|
|2||10:33||SCSU||Amanda Arbogast (Jenna Redford , Lexi Slattery)|
|3||18:58||SCSU||Lauren Hespenheide (Abby Ness , Alexandra Makaric)|
|Shots on Goal||34||21|
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (Herb Brooks National Hockey Center) — The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell to St. Cloud State University, 3-0 Saturday afternoon in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action. With the loss, the Beavers fall to 11-6-1 overall and 7-6-1 in conference play.
Neither team could get many quality chances in the first period as they combined for 15 shots on goal in the stanza. All the shots the two goaltenders faced, they stopped. Brittni Mowat made six saves, while SCSU goaltender Katie Fitzgerald stopped nine shots in the first.
St. Cloud State broke the tie at the 10:33 mark in the second period with a goal by Amanda Arbogast. Following the goal by Arbogast, BSU turned up the offensive pressure on Fitzgerald with nine shots on goal, but were unable to capitalize, as the score remained 1-0 heading into the second intermission.
SCSU added to its lead at the 10:17 mark of the third with a short-handed goal by Audrey Hanmer to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead. It was the first short-handed goal BSU has allowed this season.
Down two goals with just over two minutes to play, BSU head coach Jim Scanlan pulled Mowat to gain an extra attacker. Unfortunately, SCSU netted an empty-net goal at 18:58 to seal a 3-0 victory.
Notes on Bemidji State
- It is the third time this season that Bemidji State has been shutout and second in conference play.
- Hanmer’s short-handed goal was not only the first allowed this season by the Beavers but it also is the first since Jan. 31, 2014 versus University of Minnesota Duluth.
- The loss moves the Beavers to 30-31-8 all-time versus St. Cloud State and 15-18-4 all-time in St. Cloud, Minn.
Next up: Bemidji State will close out the 2014 portion of its schedule at home Dec. 19-20 against the Ohio State University. Game times are scheduled for 7:07 p.m. and 2:07 p.m. from Sanford Center, respectively.
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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).