|November 17, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|1||09:37||OSU||Skaggs, Tatum (Dahlquist, Charly , Reeves, Jacyn)|
|1||11:12||BSU||Beebe, Paige (DeGeorge, Clair , Terres, Emma)|
|1||13:04||BSU||Marolt, Sylvia (Langei, Mak , Fawcett, Reilly)|
|2||03:05||OSU||Schepers, Liz (Boyle, Lauren )|
|2||08:54||BSU||Mack, Haley (Langei, Mak , Wright, Bailey)|
|2||11:46||OSU||Iafallo, Julianna (Field, Maddy , Maltais, Emma)|
|Shots on Goal||43||30|
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with No. 5 Ohio State University Friday night and defeated the Buckeyes (9-2-2, 7-2-2-1 WCHA) in the shootout to earn two points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings.
Senior goaltender Erin Deters made 40 saves and stopped all six shootout attempts by OSU while freshman Lydia Passolt scored the lone goal for the 1-0 shootout win.
Bemidji State had all three of its goals scored by different skaters and freshman Mak Langei was the lone skater to record multiple points in the game by tallying two assists.
Ohio State opened the scoring when freshman Tatum Skaggs scored her eighth goal of the season 9:37 into the opening period. The Beavers (5-7-2, 3-5-1-1 WCHA) responded quickly however, when Paige Beebe knotted the game at one with her third goal of the season just 1:35 later. BSU took its first lead of the game with another quick goal this time by Sylvia Marolt who tipped in a Langei shot to score her first career goal for the green and white just 1:48 after Beebe’s mark.
Ohio State came out flying in the second period and evened the score when Lix Scheper scored her first goal of the season just 3:05 into the middle frame. However, the Beavers would take the lead for the second time when Haley Mack found space in between the Buckeyes defense and beat Sauve with the backhand while shorthanded. The Beavers’ lead would be short lived however when Julianna Iafallo punched in a rebounded shot to tie the game with 8:14 remaining.
Sauve and Deters would both be unbeatable in the remaining time making 10 and 11 saves, respectively, in the third period to keep the score tied at three and force a five-minute overtime period. Each team had limited chances during the extra time and OSU outshot the Beavers 3-1 but neither team could find the back of the net for the game-winning goal.
The two teams took to a shootout to determine who would receive the extra point in the WCHA standings and through five rounds and 10 shooters, neither team could beat the opposing goaltender. Passolt then began the sixth round with a nice fake-shot, backhand move to beat Sauve while Deters stopped her shooter on her end to give the Beavers the 1-0 shootout win.
Deters finished with 40 saves on 43 shots by the Buckeyes for her first 40-save performance of the season while Sauve made 27 saves on 30 shots by BSU. Deters now sports a 3-4-2 overall record this season and remains second in the league with a 1.64 goals against average and .941 save percentage.
Bemidji State and No. 5 Ohio State will continue their WCHA series tomorrow when the two teams battle to decide a series winner. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:07 p.m. at the Sanford Center.
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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).