|January 24, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||05:01||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Chapman, Kayleigh , Tougas, Kaitlyn)|
|2||04:00||UND||Amy Menke (Josefine Jakobsen )|
|2||15:27||UND||Amy Menke (Gracen Hirschy )|
|3||01:04||UND||Josefine Jakobsen (Andrea Dalen , Samantha Hanson)|
|3||07:38||UND||Meghan Dufault (Becca Kohler , Gracen Hirschy)|
|Shots on Goal||24||28|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Ralph Engelstad Arena) — The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell to University of North Dakota Saturday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena by a final score of 4-1. The Beavers move to 14-12-1 overall and 9-11-1 in league play, while North Dakota improves to 13-10-2 and 9-8-2 in conference action.
Bemidji State struck first with the ninth goal of the season by Stephanie Anderson at the five-minute, one-second mark of the first period. Kayleigh Chapman and Kaitlyn Tougas registered their third and 13th assists of the season, respectively on Anderson’s goal.
Following the goal by Anderson, the two teams were called for three penalties each and had one power-play chance but neither team could light the lamp and the Beavers went into the break with the 1-0 advantage.
BSU looked like it had a chance to add to its lead at the 2:33 mark in the second period as UND was called for a five-minute charging penalty. Instead of the Beavers adding to their lead, it was North Dakota that found the equalizer with a short-handed goal by Amy Menke at the 4:00 to tie the score at one.
Menke was not done, however, as she would add another at 15:27 to give North Dakota its first lead of the contest, 2-1. The two-goal performance by Menke matched a career-high, which coincidentally came against Bemidji State last season (Nov. 2, 2013).
North Dakota goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie kept the Beavers off the scoreboard over the final 4:33 to keep North Dakota’s lead at 2-1 going into the third period.
North Dakota tacked on two more in the third period. The first came off the stick of Josefine Jakobsen at 1:04 and teammate Meghan Dufault notched her eighth of the season at 7:38 to give North Dakota a 4-1 lead over Bemidji State.
The three-goal deficit proved to be too much for the Beavers to overcome as they fell to North Dakota for the first time this season by a final score of 4-1.
Goaltender Brittni Mowat took the loss in goal for Bemidji State after making 25 stops. Mowat moves to 12-8-1 this season with the loss.
Notes on Bemidji State
- Stephanie Anderson scored her ninth goal of the season in the first period, which is the most for a BSU player since 2012-13 when Natasha Kostenko had 10 goals.
- Kayleigh Chapman tallied her third career assist against North Dakota on Anderson’s goal in the first. Chapman now has seven career points (1g, 6a).
- The Beavers fall to 20-34-4 all-time against North Dakota including a 9-21-2 mark in Grand Forks, N.D.
Next up: Bemidji State and North Dakota will wrap up their series with a 2:07 p.m. puck drop Sunday 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).