|October 09, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||16:33||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Joyce, Alexis)|
|Shots on Goal||31||30|
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The No. 9 Bemidji State University remained undefeated after defeating the University of Minnesota Duluth Friday night, 2-0. Junior goaltender Brittni Mowat earned her second straight shutout after stopping all 31 shots by the Bulldogs.
The Beavers (4-0-1, 1-0-0 WCHA) saw sophomore Reilly Fawcett score her first collegiate goal after scoring the game-winning goal in the first period. Senior Stephanie Anderson also scored for BSU, and Kaitlyn Tougas and Alexis Joyce each added assists to round out the Beaver scoring.
Bemidji State scored first for the fifth consecutive game when Fawcett turned a great defensive effort into a scoring chance after she blocked a shot from the point and scored on a partial breakaway with 12:34 remaining. The Beavers the added another goal after Anderson tallied her third goal of the season with only 3:27 left in the period.
BSU would rely on its defensive play and net-minder Mowat to close the remaining 40 minutes of play. Mowat remained strong, and with 2:46 remaining in the third period, Minnesota Duluth head coach Maura Crowell pulled their goaltender in favor of the extra attacker. The Bulldogs put constant pressure on Mowat and the Beaver defense, but two saves and four blocked shots by the Beavers held the shutout intact for Bemidji State.
With the victory, Bemidji State earns their first Western Collegiate Hockey Association victory of the season, and will wrap-up its two-game series with Minnesota Duluth at 2:07 p.m. Saturday.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).