|February 14, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||06:53||MSU||Elin Johansson (Amanda Conway )|
|1||10:02||MSU||Nicole Schammel (Kathleen Rogan )|
|1||19:24||BSU||Thibodeau, Summer (Wivoda, Whitney , Chapman, Kayleigh)|
|2||08:35||BSU||Miller, Lauren (Grenier, Kristine , Wivoda, Whitney)|
|2||15:04||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Citrowske, Alex)|
|2||15:19||BSU||Miller, Lauren (Wivoda, Whitney , Terres, Emma)|
|3||15:09||MSU||Anna Keys (Hannah Davidson , Kathleen Rogan)|
|Shots on Goal||42||25|
MANKATO, Minn. (All Seasons Arena) — Sophomore Lauren Miller and junior Whitney Wivoda both scored three points to help propel the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team to a 4-3 victory Minnesota State University, Mankato Saturday afternoon at All Seasons Arena. With the win Bemidji State improves to 18-13-1 overall and 13-12-1 in league play, while the Mavericks dip to 3-27-1 overall and 1-23-1 in conference play. The 18 victories by Beavers sets a new program record for the most wins by a team in a single season surpassing the 2011-12 team with 17.
The Mavericks jumped on Bemidji State early as they scored twice in the game’s opening 11 minutes. Freshman Elin Johansson scored first at the six minute, fifty-three second mark to give the Mavericks their first lead of the series. Fellow freshman Nicole Schammel extended MSU’s lead to a pair with her team-leading tenth goal of the season at 10:02.
After getting down 2-0, Bemidji State searched for an answer to get on the scoreboard and it found it in the form of a goal by Summer Thibodeau at 19:24 to narrow the deficit to 2-1 heading into the first intermission.
Bemidji State turned up the offensive pressure in the second as it scored three times to gain a 4-2 lead over the Mavericks. The first goal came off the stick of Lauren Miller at 8:35 on the power play, which was set up in part by Johansson tripping call at 7:11.
Stephanie Anderson gave the Beavers their first lead at 15:04 and Miller scored her second of the game at 15:19 to conclude the scoring for the second stanza.
Minnesota State narrowed the deficit to one at the 15:09 mark of the third period when Anna Keys lit the lamp for the third time this season. Despite the late goal by MSU, it was not able to tie the game as the Beavers held on for the 4-3 win.
Sophomore Brittni Mowat improved her record to 16-9-1 this season with the win. Mowat made 22 saves to help propel the Beavers to a new program record with their 18th victory of the season.
Notes on Bemidji State
- Summer Thibodeau was responsible for BSU’s first goal of the contest. The goal was the first for Thibodeau since Oct. 17, 2014 against the Ohio State University.
- Sophomore Lauren Miller tallied her second career multi-goal game and tied another career-best with three points against Minnesota State. Miller has scored in six games this season and in three of the contests she has scored more than one point.
- Whitney Wivoda also established a new career-high with three assists against MSU. It is the fourth time this season a BSU player has had three helpers in a game. Three of the four instances occurred against Minnesota State.
- The two-goal deficit that the Beavers erased early in the game was the largest they have come back from this season.
- With the sweep of the Mavericks this weekend, BSU improves to 31-24-10 all-time against Minnesota State. The Beavers are 7-1-0 against MSU in the last two seasons.
Next up: The Beavers will close out the regular season Feb. 20-21 at home against nationally ranked University of Minnesota. The games are scheduled for a 2:07 p.m. puck drop both days from Sanford Center.
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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).