|January 16, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||06:57||BSU||Moher, Hanna (Grenier, Kristine )|
|1||16:44||WIS||Nurse, Sarah (Ryan, Jenny , McKibbon, Sydney)|
|3||09:23||BSU||Terres, Emma (Huber, Kristin , Joyce, Alexis)|
|Shots on Goal||30||41|
MADISON, Wis. (LaBahn Arena) — The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team defeated No. 3 University of Wisconsin, 2-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Friday evening at LaBahn Arena. The victory was the second of the season for Beavers over a team ranked in the top-five (University of Minnesota, Oct. 31).
The Beavers tallied the first goal at the 6:57 mark of the first period as Hanna Moher performed a wrap around goal to put the Badgers behind first for just the fifth time this season in 23 games.
Wisconsin answered at 16:44 when Sydney McKibbon and Jenny Ryan got it out to Sarah Nurse out on a breakaway goal to knot the score at one a piece.
Bemidji State and Wisconsin played nearly identical periods in the second as both team had one power play each, while Wisconsin held the slight edge in shots on goal, 11-10.
The difference in the game came at the 9:23 mark when Emma Terres notched her first career goal with the help of Kristin Huber and Alexis Joyce to give the Beavers a 2-1 advantage.
BSU continued to put the pressure on the Badgers’ defense as it posted a game-high 15 shots on goal in the third, but UW answered with its best-shot total of the evening with 17. Despite constant scoring chances, the Beavers’ defense stiffened and held on for the 2-1 victory.
Sophomore Brittni Mowat made 40 saves in net to earn her twelfth victory of the season. Mowat improves to 12-7-1 with the win.
Notes on Bemidji State
- The Beavers killed off five Wisconsin power-play chances tonight and now have not allowed a man-advantage goal in 17 opportunities dating back to Dec. 19 against the Ohio State University.
- BSU improves to 5-55-3 all-time versus the Badgers and becomes just the second team to win more than one game at LaBahn Arena joining Minnesota who has five victories on Wisconsin’s home ice.
- This was the fourteenth victory of the season for the Beavers is the third-most by a team in program history with the 2010-11 squad. Only the 1999-00 (15 victories) and 2011-12 (17 victories) teams have more victories than this year’s team.
- It is the first victory over the Badgers for Bemidji State since Oct. 19, 2012 (1-0).
- The Beavers will look to earn their first ever series sweep over Wisconsin in the series finale.
Next up: Bemidji State, now 14-10-1 overall and 9-9-1 in league play, wrap up its two-game series with Wisconsin tomorrow. Opening face off is scheduled for 3:07 p.m. at LaBahn Arena.
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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).