|October 29, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||08:54||UND||Emma Nuutinen (Rebekah Kolstad , Abbey Stanley)|
|Shots on Goal||24||21|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) -- University of North Dakota used a 2-0 victory Saturday to complete a home-and-home Western Collegiate Hockey Association series sweep of No. 10 Bemidji State University.
Senior goaltender Brittni Mowat turned aside 22 of the 23 shots she faced, but the Fighting Hawks got the bounce they needed midway through the first period and that was all the offense they would need. UND added an empty-net goal with 59 seconds left to take the game 2-0.
Freshman Emma Nuutinen opened the scoring with her second goal of the series at 8:54 of the first period. One goal was all senior goaltender and the Fighting Hawks would need as Shaw stopped all 21 shot attempts by the Beavers. Looking to even the score, the Beavers pulled Mowat late in the final period which gave Sarah Lecavalier the opportunity to score the empty-net goal.
The Beavers would have their chances with the extra attacker during the game but failed to convert on any of their five power plays. BSU's penalty kill remained strong however, and stopped all three chances for the Fighting Hawks. The Beavers have now stopped 25 straight power plays to remain the best penalty killing unit in the nation.
The Beavers fall to 4-5-1 overall and 2-5-1 in WCHA play. BSU now hits the road for a two-game league series at No. 1 University of Wisconsin, Nov. 5-6. The series will get underway at 2:07 p.m. Saturday with the finale set for 1:07 p.m. Sunday in Madison, Wis.