|December 03, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||02:14||MSU||Sara Bustad (Corbin Boyd , Hannah Davidson)|
|1||04:55||MSU||Emily Antony (Jordan McLaughlin )|
|1||06:04||MSU||Anna-Maria Fiegert (Hannah Davidson , Corbin Boyd)|
|1||15:50||BSU||Radke, Kiki (Joyce, Alexis , Wright, Bailey)|
|2||17:06||BSU||Radke, Kiki (Mack, Haley , Halluska, Abby)|
|Shots on Goal||25||20|
MANKATO, Minn. (Verizon Wireless Center) -- Freshman Kiki Radke scored the first two goals of her collegiate career, but it was not enough to counter as Minnesota State University, Mankato earned a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State University Saturday to split the WCHA series.
The Beavers found themselves in a 3-0 hole early in the first period as the Mavericks scored three times during the first 6:04 of the frame.
Before the first intermission (15:50), Radke found the back of the net to close the gap to 3-1, getting a pass from Alexis Joyce to start the scoring play.
The freshman would score again at the 17:06 mark of the second period, netting a power-play goal with help from Haley Mack and Abby Halluska.
Bemidji State out shot the Mavericks 10-4 during the final 20 minutes of play, but was unable to equalize the score as MSU held off the rally to preserve the 3-2 victory.
The Beavers finished the day going 1-for-2 on the power play while holding MSU without a goal in two opportunities.
Brittni Mowat was in net for the Beavers, turning aside 17 shots in 58:45 between the pipes, but was tagged with the loss after allowing all three MSU goals. She fell to 5-10-1 on the season.
The Beavers, now 6-11-1 overall and 4-11-1 in league play, shift their focus outside the WCHA as they wrap up the first half of the season with a trip to Rochester, N.Y. to battle the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for a two-game non-conference series, Dec. 9-10. The series will get underway from Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena at 1:05 p.m. Friday before completing the series at 12:05 p.m. Saturday.
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.