|December 09, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||02:40||BSU||Bergland, Emily (Mack, Haley , Werth, Kara)|
|2||04:45||BSU||Joyce, Alexis (Langei, Mak , Halluska, Abby)|
|3||01:20||BSU||Mack, Haley (Halluska, Abby , Radke, Kiki)|
|3||04:06||RIT||FARRAND, Madison (TRANI, Baylee )|
|Shots on Goal||33||40|
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Freshman goaltender Kerigan Dowhy stopped a career-high 32 shots while sophomore Haley Mack netted a goal and an assist and sophomore Abby Halluska posted two assists to lead the Bemidji State University women's hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology, Saturday at Sanford Center.
The victory allowed the Beavers (8-10-2, 4-7-1 WCHA) to secure the non-conference series victory.
Bemidji State got off to a quick start in the game when junior Emily Bergland scored her fourth goal of the season while on a BSU power play just 2:40 into the opening period. BSU escaped with the one goal lead after the first frame trailing in shots to the Tigers (4-14-2, 1-7-0 CHA) 12-9.
The Beavers came out in the second period to out-shoot the Tigers, 21-9, and extended their lead to 2-0 when Alexis Joyce one-timed a pass from Mak Langei at 4:45 of the period. Bemidji State added another goal in the third period when Mack netted her third goal of the series just 1:20 into the final frame. RIT pulled within two just three minutes later when Madison Farrand scored her first goal of the season at 4:06 of the period, ending Dowhy’s shutout.
RIT out-shot the Beavers in the first and second periods but a 12 shot swing in the second put BSU ahead on the shot chart, 40-33. Dowhy earned her second career win, stopping 32-of-33 shots and remains perfect at 2-0-0 this season.
Mack finishes with five points (3g-2a) against the Tigers while Joyce added four (3g-1a).
BSU, now 8-10-2 overall and 4-7-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play, returns to league action Dec. 15 and 16 when it hosts Minnesota State University, Mankato for a two game set. Opening face-off is slated for 3:07 p.m. Friday and again Saturday at 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).