|February 05, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|St. Cloud State||0||1||2||0||3|
|1||11:28||BSU||Huber, Kristin (Hutchinson, Madison , Bilic, Ivana)|
|1||14:00||BSU||Bergland, Emily (Thibodeau, Summer , Hunt, Melissa)|
|2||15:58||SCSU||Brittney Anderson (Lexi Slattery , Molly Illikainen)|
|3||00:40||BSU||Bilic, Ivana (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Anderson, Stephanie)|
|3||03:20||SCSU||Molly Illikainen (Lexi Slattery , Brittney Anderson)|
|3||13:23||SCSU||Alyssa Erickson (Julia Tylke , Alexandra Makaric)|
|Shots on Goal||38||21|
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The No. 7 Bemidji State University women’s hockey team and the St. Cloud State University Huskies skated to a 3-3 tie, Friday night. Junior Brittni Mowat stopped all three shooters for SCSU in the shootout and Reilly Fawcett scored the lone goal as BSU defeated the Huskies 1-0 in the shootout.
Bemidji State owned play in the first period and outshot St. Cloud State, 16-5. The Beavers finally notched their first goal when Huber scored for BSU while on the power play. Bergland made it 2-0 for the Beavers just 2:32 later and Bemidji State ended the first period leading 2-0.
The second period favored the Huskies and with under five minutes left in the period, St. Cloud State found the back of the net when Brittney Anderson scored on the power play. At the end of the period, however, Bemidji State still dominated shots on goal and held a 26-15 lead.
The Beavers came out of the intermission looking to extend their lead on the Huskies and just 40 seconds into the final period, Bilic scored to give Bemidji State a two-goal lead. St. Cloud State responded quickly and just 2:40 seconds later, Molly Illikainen made it a one-goal game once again. SCSU kept the pressure on the Beavers and eventually tied the game with 6:37 remaining on a goal from Alyssa Erickson.
With the horn sounding at the end of the third period, both teams remained tied at 3-3 and would head into overtime to find a winner. However, at the end of the extra five minutes, neither team was able to find the back of the net and ended the game tied at 3-3. Both teams earned a point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings with the tie and headed into a shootout to declare the winner of the extra point.
After the first two shooters didn’t score, Fawcett beat goaltender Katie Fitzgerald and put BSU up 1-0 with three shooters remaining. Mowat stopped SCSU’s next shooter Illikainen and Emma Terres failed to find the back of the net as the Beavers final shooter. Mowat rose to the challenge and blanked Payge Pena to win the shootout for the Beavers.
Bemidji State’s quest to secure home ice in the first round of the WCHA playoffs still remains but will need at least two points tomorrow. The Beavers and Huskies will conclude the series at 3:07 p.m.
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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).