|October 07, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||04:40||CLKWOMEN||HARMON,Savannah (GABEL,Loren , SHELTON,Ella)|
|2||04:44||BSU||Kaasa, Jacqueline (DeGeorge, Clair , Mack, Haley)|
|2||10:27||CLKWOMEN||MARIANI,Kelly (HARMON,Savannah , TITUS,Amanda)|
|3||03:13||CLKWOMEN||TITUS,Amanda (MARIANI,Kelly , KEENAN,Emma)|
|3||06:51||BSU||DeGeorge, Clair (Terres, Emma , Halluska, Abby)|
|3||09:36||CLKWOMEN||GIGUERE,Elizabeth (KEENAN,Emma , PEJZLOVA,Michaela)|
|3||18:35||BSU||Mack, Haley (Radke, Kiki )|
|3||19:56||BSU||Radke, Kiki (Bergland, Emily )|
|Shots on Goal||27||41|
POTSDAM, N.Y. – The Bemidji State University women's hockey team scored two goals in within the last two minutes to pull within one of No. 2 Clarkson University, but fell to the Golden Knights, 5-4, in non-conference action.
Clair DeGeorge, Haley Mack and Kiki Radke each tallied a goal and assist in the game while redshirt freshman Lauren Bench stopped 36-of-41 shots by the defending national champions.
“I’m proud of our effort,” said head coach Jim Scanlan. “We kept battling until the very end but we just gave up too many odd-man rushes to a very good Clarkson team. The experience this weekend will for sure make us a better team.’
Clarkson opened the scoring by tallying the game’s first two goals in the first and second periods but the Beavers responded when Jacqueline Kaasa scored her second goal of the season at the 4:44 mark of the second period. The Golden Knights would respond before the period’s end however with another goal to extend the lead to 3-1.
The Golden Knights would then take their largest lead of the game just 3:13 into the third period with another goal but the Beavers responded at 6:51 when DeGeorge scored her first collegiate goal to bring the Beavers back within two. Again, Clarkson answered back tallying its fifth goal of the game at 9:36 of the third to retake the three goal lead.
Bemidji State never gave up however, and with just 1:25 remaining and the goalie pulled, Mack scored her second tally of the season to bring the Beavers within two. The Beavers weren’t finished just yet when Radke added to the scoring with her first goal of the season with four seconds remaining.
The Beavers would run out of time to finish the comeback falling to the Golden Knights 5-4.
Bench finished the game with 36-saves, her highest tally of the season, and earned her first loss of the season while Clarkson goaltender Shea Tiley improved her record to 3-0-1.
In total, seven different Beavers tallied a point in the game including Emma Terres, Emily Bergland, and Abby Halluska who each earned one assist.
The Beavers will return home to begin Western Collegiate Hockey Association play next weekend by hosting No. 4 University of Minnesota at Sanford Center, Oct. 13-14.
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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).