|December 20, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||11:58||OSU||Kepler, Claudia (McKinnon, Julia )|
|Shots on Goal||34||23|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) — The Bemidji State University women’s ice hockey team fell to the Ohio State University in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) action Saturday afternoon by a score of 2-1. The loss moves the Beavers to 11-8-1 overall and 7-8-1 in league play.
Ohio State got on the board first at the 11:58 mark of the first period as Claudia Kepler put back a shot by teammate Julia McKinnon to give the Buckeyes an 1-0 lead.
After being outshot 11 to five in the first period, the Beavers closed the shot differential to just three in the second (13-10). One of those 10 shots found the back of the net as Alexis Joyce notched her third goal of the season to tie the score at one.
The Buckeyes took the lead for good at the 12:58 mark of the third period with the second goal of the game by Kepler. Being down 2-1, BSU Head Coach Jim Scanlan pulled goaltender Brittni Mowat twice with under two minutes to play to try and tie the game, but the Beavers could not get one past OSU goaltender Stacy Danczak as the Buckeyes held on for the 2-1 victory.
Notes on Bemidji State:
- The goal by Alexis Joyce was the first power-play goal by BSU since Dec. 5 versus Minnesota State. It also snapped a 0-for-9 scoreless streak for the Beavers.
- Joyce’s goal also broke a scoring drought of 137:49 dating back to Dec. 12 against St. Cloud State.
- The loss moves BSU’s all-time record against the Buckeyes to 18-34-10.
- Senior Rachael Kelly appeared in her 100th career game for the Beavers Saturday afternoon. Kelly is the 51st player in BSU history to have appeared in 100 games.
Next up: The Beavers will return to action Jan. 2-3 as it travels to Missouri to face off against Lindenwood University in a non-conference series.
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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).