|February 23, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|2||14:05||UMD||Sydney Brodt (Anna Klein , Linnea Hedin)|
|2||17:26||BSU||Wright, Bailey (Langei, Mak )|
|3||07:13||BSU||Terres, Emma (Joyce, Alexis , Bergland, Emily)|
|Shots on Goal||27||30|
DULUTH, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women's hockey team edged University of Minnesota Duluth, 2-1, in game one of their best-of-three series in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. Senior Emma Terres scored the game-winning power-play goal with 12:47 left to play while freshman Kerigan Dowhy stopped 29-of-30 shots in the win.
Both the Beavers and Bulldogs were held off the scoreboard through the game’s first period and after 14:05 of the second, the Bulldogs would be the first to tally a goal when Sydney Brodt found herself in behind the Beavers’ defense to score her fifth goal of the season. The Beavers responded quickly, however, when Bailey Wright tied the game with her fourth goal of the season just 3:21 later. The score would remain unchanged through the remainder of the period and entering the third frame, BSU held a 18-17 shot advantage.
With 13:10 remaining, the Bulldogs would head to the box after a too many men penalty for the Beavers first power play of the game. BSU would take advantage of their lone power-play opportunity after Terres one-timed a pass from Alexis Joyce from the top right circle to score the go-ahead goal with 12:47 left to play. Dowhy and the Beavers’ defense were spectacular in the final period, denying all 13 shots by the Bulldogs and blocking seven to hold on for the 2-1 victory.
Dowhy finished with 29 saves in the game including 13 in the final period in her first collegiate postseason start and remains undefeated on the season with a 4-0-1 record. Wright scored the Beavers’ game-tying goal followed by Terres’ game-winning goal for the Beavers’ lone tallies while Alexis Joyce, Mak Langei and Emily Bergland each added an assist.
Bemidji State will go for the series sweep and hope to advance to the program’s third WCHA Final Faceoff appearance tomorrow afternoon when the two teams meet again at 2:07 p.m.
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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).