|March 08, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||06:39||UW||Nurse, Sarah (McKibbon, Sydney , Pankowski, Annie)|
|1||12:40||UW||Nurse, Sarah (Drake, Kim , Josephs, Katy)|
|2||19:57||UW||Sylvester, Karley (Turnbull, Blayre , Ammerman, Brittany)|
|3||04:04||UW||Zgraja, Katarina (Nurse, Sarah )|
|Shots on Goal||15||37|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Ralph Engelstad Arena) — The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team’s season came to an end in the WCHA Final Face-Off Championship game at the hands of No. 3 University of Wisconsin, 4-0. The Beavers finish the season with a record of 21-17-1.
Wisconsin’s Sarah Nurse gave the Badgers a spark in the first period with two goals to give her team an early 2-0 lead. Nurse and the other Badgers were not only potent offensively but also defensively as they held Bemidji State to four shots in the first stanza.
Entering the second period with a 2-0 lead, the Badgers kept the pressure on Bemidji State with 15 shots on goal. BSU kept Wisconsin off the scoreboard until 2.4 seconds remained on the clock when Karley Slyvester scored her 13th of the season to extend Wisconsin’s lead to 3-0.
Wisconsin extended its lead to 4-0 at the 4:04 mark of the third period when Katarina Zgarja netted her second goal of the season, which proved to be the final score.
Notes on Bemidji State
- BSU finishes the season with new program-record 21 victories under first-year head coach Jim Scanlan. The Beavers also set a new program-best allowing just 70 goals in 39 games. The previous record was 85 in the 2011-12 campaign.
- The Beavers are set to return 21 players from this season’s team for 2015-16. BSU will return four of its top five point scorers as well as All-WCHA First Team honoree Brittni Mowat.
- Bemidji State will graduate five seniors from this season’s team: Kristine Grenier, Kaleigh Chapman, Rachael Kelly, Jenessa Philipcyzk and Alex Citrowske. The five seniors tallied a combined 42 points in their final season in the green and white.
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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).