|November 13, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||06:36||MINN||Cara Piazza (Kate Schipper )|
|2||11:50||MINN||Kelly Pannek (Kate Schipper , Cara Piazza)|
|2||16:41||MINN||Dani Cameranesi (Sydney Baldwin , Megan Wolfe)|
|2||19:14||MINN||Kate Schipper (Dani Cameranesi , Sarah Potomak)|
|Shots on Goal||18||35|
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The No. 4/5 Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell to No. 3 University of Minnesota 4-0, Friday night. Minnesota (9-1-0, 7-1-0 WCHA) used a three-goal second period to down the Beavers (10-3-2, 7-3-1 WCHA).
“We played a lot better than the scoreboard indicated,” said head coach Jim Scanlan. “We had numerous grade-A scoring chances but Minnesota’s goaltender was tremendous in net.”
Minnesota opened the scoring just 6:36 into the first period when Cara Piazza scored her seventh goal of the season to put the Gophers up 1-0. Both teams skated evenly throughout the rest of the period after neither team’s defense allowed very many scoring opportunities. Minnesota skated into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead and held an 8-7 advantage in shots.
The nation’s highest scoring offense cracked the Beavers sixth ranked scoring defense in the second period and exploded for three goals. Kelly Pannek scored first at the 11:50 mark, while Dani Cameranesi and Kate Schipper followed with two power-play goals with under five minutes remaining. Minnesota out-shot Bemidji State 15-7 in the period and skated with a 4-0 lead to start the third.
Minnesota goaltender Amanda Leveille continued to stop every shot the Beavers put forth while the Gophers defense stymied BSU’s scorers and held them to just four shots in the third period. Leveille earned her third shutout of the season after stopping all 18 shots by the Beavers.
Bemidji State Goaltender Brittni Mowat earns just her third loss of the season by allowing four goals on 35 shots and moving her record to 10-3-1. The loss marks just the fourth time the Beavers have been shutout this season with Bemidji State being 0-3-1 in games where the fail to produce a goal.
The Beavers and Gophers will wrap-up the two-game series tomorrow when the play at 4:07 p.m. at Ridder Arena.
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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).