|January 29, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|1||05:48||BSU||Bergland, Emily (Terres, Emma )|
|3||07:56||UND||Charly Dahlquist (Halli Krzyzaniak , Emma Nuutinen)|
|Shots on Goal||24||29|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie with University of North Dakota Sunday afternoon in Grand Forks, N.D. The Beavers (9-14-3, 5-14-3-1 WCHA) earn one point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings.
Sophomore Emily Bergland scored for the fourth-straight game just five minutes into the first period to put the Beavers ahead early but Charly Dahlquist tied the game late in the third period to force overtime.
Senior Brittni Mowat stopped 28-of-29 shots by the Fighting Hawks while in the opposite net, Lexie Shaw made 23-of-24 saves.
Bemidji State dictated play in the first period and outshot North Dakota 8-2 in the period. Bergland scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season after tapping in a rebound off a shot from junior Emma Terres for the Beavers’ first lead of the series.
Neither team was able to score in the second period and UND picked up play in its offensive zone in the final period and were rewarded with a power-play goal from Dahlquist with 7:56 left to play. The score went unchanged and after 60 minutes, BSU and UND were tied at one.
North Dakota had more chances in the overtime period but Mowat turned aside all six shots by the Fighting Hawks to help the Beavers earn one point in the WCHA standings. BSU and UND would head to the shootout to determine which team would receive the extra point.
Ryleigh Houston and Reilly Fawcett were both stopped on their attempts to begin the shootout. Halli Krzyzaniak scored and Emma Terres answered to tie it after two rounds. Amy Menke made it 2-1 next but Alexis Joyce responded with a goal to even it at two. Emma Nuutinen would give the Fighting Hawks the lead again but Shaw would stop Bailey Wright to give the Fighting Hawks the 3-2 shootout victory.
The Beavers were unable to score on two power play opportunities while the Fighting Hawks went 1-for-1.
Bemidji State returns home to host top-ranked University of Wisconsin next weekend when they play a WCHA series at Sanford Center, Feb. 3-4.
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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).