|January 17, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|2||13:28||WIS||Josephs, Katy (Turnbull, Blayre , Sylvester, Karley)|
|4||00:46||WIS||Ammerman, Brittany (Clark, Emily , Pankowski, Annie)|
|Shots on Goal||16||63|
MADISON, Wis. (LaBahn Arena) — Goaltender Erin Deters made a career-high 61 saves but the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to No. 3 University of Wisconsin Saturday afternoon in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) action at a sold-out LaBahn Arena. The loss drops BSU to 14-11-1 overall and 9-10-1 in conference play this season.
Wisconsin came out firing in the first period as it outshot Bemidji State 19-5 in the frame. The shot numbers rose sharply when BSU was called for a cross-checking penalty at ten-minutes, thirty one second mark, but Deters stopped all 19 shots in the frame to keep the game scoreless. Deters was also the beneficiary of 12 blocked shots by the Beavers to keep the Badgers going into the first intermission.
BSU’s Stephanie Anderson broke the tie at the 6:14 mark of the second stanza to give the Beavers their second lead in as many nights. Wisconsin answered at 13:28 as Katy Josephs lit the lamp for the eighth time this season to knot the score at one, which was the score heading into the third period.
The Badgers once again peppered Deters with shots in the third as UW outshot BSU 19-3 in the third period. Six of those shots occurred while Bemidji State was killing off three power-play chances by the Badgers. Deters and the rest of the Beaver penalty killers were up to the task, however, as the score remained 1-1 to force overtime. It is just the second time this season that the Beavers have played an extra frame.
UW’s Brittany Ammerman scored the game-winning goal at the 46-second mark of the overtime period to spoil BSU’s bid for its first ever sweep against Wisconsin.
Despite making 61 saves, Deters was hung with the loss and moves to 2-4-0 this season.
Notes on Bemidji State
- Deters was five saves shy of tying the program record for the most saves by a goaltender in a single game. Former BSU net minder Janet Hicks holds the record with 66 saves Feb. 1, 1999.
- The Beavers move to 5-56-3 all-time against the Badgers and 2-3-1 all-time at LaBahn Arena.
- Anderson’s goal was her eighth of the season and third in the last four games. The North St. Paul, Minn. native now leads Bemidji State in goals this season.
- Bemidji State blocked 31 shots this afternoon, which brings the total for the series to 59 blocked shots. BSU now ranks first nationally with 442 blocked shots this season.
Next up: The Beavers will continue their eight-game road swing Jan. 24-25 as they travel to Grand Forks, N.D. to battle University of North Dakota. BSU swept North Dakota earlier this season in Bemidji, Minn. Both games are slated for a 2:07 p.m. start time from Ralph Engelstad 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).