|January 11, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||04:34||UMD||Katerina Mrazova (Zoe Hickel , Sidney Morin)|
|1||04:52||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Bilic, Ivana)|
|2||19:08||UMD||Brienna Gillanders (Brigette Lacquette , Jenna McParland)|
|Shots on Goal||24||39|
DULUTH, Minn. (AMSOIL Arena) — The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell to No. 7 University of Minnesota Duluth today in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) action, 2-1. The Beavers drop to 13-10-1 overall and 8-9-1 in WCHA play with the loss, while UMD improves to 13-6-3 and 8-6-2 in league play.
The Bulldogs grabbed the lead first with a goal from Katerina Mrazova at the four minute, thirty-four second mark. Mrazova’s goal was answered 18 seconds later by BSU’s Stephanie Anderson to knot the score at 1-1. Despite three combined power-play chances between the two teams following the pair of early goals, the score remained 1-1 going into the first intermission.
Minnesota Duluth regained the lead at the 19:08 mark of the second period with a goal by Brienna Gillanders. Gillanders redirected a shot by Brigette Lacquette to give UMD a 2-1 advantage heading into the final period.
The Beavers had a pair of power-play opportunities in the third period and pulled their goaltender with 32 seconds remaining to try and tie the score at two, but UMD’s defense stiffened as the Bulldogs held on for the 2-1 victory.
Brittni Mowat took the loss in net for the Beavers after making 37 saves. Mowat’s record moves to 11-7-1 this season with the loss.
Notes on Bemidji State
- Stephanie Anderson netted her second goal of the series against UMD. It was the second time this season that Anderson has tallied a goal in back-to-back games. The first came Sept. 26-27 against Robert Morris University.
- Bemidji State shut down UMD’s power-play unit in the series in five opportunities. BSU has killed off 12 consecutive power plays dating back to Dec. 19 against the Ohio State University.
- The Beavers move to 3-10-1 this season when scoring two goals or less this season. When BSU scores more than two goals, it is 10-1-0.
- With the loss, BSU moves to 6-61-2 all-time versus Minnesota Duluth.
Next up: Bemidji State will continue its eight-game road swing Jan. 16-17 with a WCHA series against nationally-ranked University of Wisconsin. The Badgers defeated BSU twice when they visited Bemidji, Minn. earlier this season by scores of 2-1 and 4-3.
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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).