|January 02, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|2||02:10||MER-W||PADDOCK, Callie (ROBILLARD, Michele , GUAGLIARDO, Nicole)|
|4||02:15||BSU||Bergland, Emily (Werth, Kara , Mack, Haley)|
|Shots on Goal||18||30|
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Junior Emily Bergland scored 2:15 into overtime Tuesday to lead the Bemidji State University women's hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Mercyhurst University. The goal was her second of the night and helped lead the Beavers to a program record, sixth-consecutive victory.
Lauren Bench turned aside 17 of the 18 shots she faced to improve to 6-4-0 on the season and has won five of the team’s last six games.
Mercyhurst opened the scoring in the game after a scoreless first period when Callie Paddock fired the puck top shelf and past Bench just 2:10 into the middle frame. Bemidji State responded 10 minutes later while on a power play when Bergland stole the puck off a clearing attempt and beat goaltender Kennedy Blair for her sixth of the season and first of the game.
The Beavers would be unable to break the tie in the third period despite outshooting the Lakers 12-4 but at 2:15 of overtime, Bergland found a pass from freshman Kara Werth and fired home the game-winning goal.
The win is the sixth consecutive victory for the Beavers setting a new program best after BSU went on a five-game winning streak during the 2015-16 season.
Bemidji State outshot the Lakers 30-18 in the game with Blair stopping 28-of-30 shots to fall to 4-6-0 on the season.
The Beavers and Lakers will continue the non-conference series tomorrow with a rare, Wednesday matinee. Opening face-off is slated for 1:07 p.m. 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).