|January 26, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|3||00:30||MINNST||Truax, Tristen (Bryant, Brooke )|
|3||03:58||BSU||Kaasa, Jacqueline (Radke, Kiki , Featherstone, L.)|
|3||06:59||BSU||Kaasa, Jacqueline (Beebe, Paige , Langei, Mak)|
|3||10:31||MINNST||Boyd, Corbin (Poinar, Sofia , McLaughlin, Jordan)|
|3||12:58||MINNST||Fleming, Brittyn (Bryant, Brooke , Kilduff, Leila)|
|3||18:26||BSU||Bergland, Emily (DeGeorge, Clair )|
|Shots on Goal||25||28|
MANKATO, Minn. – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team twice overcame one-goal deficits in the third period to skate to a 3-3 tie with Minnesota State University, Mankato in the series finale Saturday. The Beavers (9-15-2, 6-8-2-0 WCHA) earned one point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings and are fifth with 20 points, five points shy of University of Minnesota Duluth.
Senior Emily Bergland scored the game-tying goal with just 1:34 remaining to send the game into overtime while junior Jacqueline Kaasa scored twice in the third period to lead the Beavers in scoring. Redshirt sophomore Lauren Bench stopped 25-of-28 shots by the Mavericks to lead the Beavers in goal.
All of the day’s scoring would take place in the third period after neither team could find the back of the net in the first two frames. However, Minnesota State would need just 30 seconds of the third period to beat Lauren Bench when Tristen Truax scored her fourth goal of the season. The Beavers would answer back for the first time just 3:28 later when Jacqueline Kaasa scored her fifth goal of the season. Bemidji State then took the lead when Kaasa crashed the net in front of Abigail Levy to score her second of the game just 3:01 after her first goal.
The Mavericks would rally back however and tied the game off the stick of Corbin Boyd at the 10:31 mark and took a 3-2 lead at 12:58 when Brittyn Fleming scored her eighth goal of the season. Bemidji State never quit and with just 1:34 left on the clock Bergland and Clair DeGeorge did a give-and-go play where Bergland one-timed the puck for the game-tying goal.
Each team would only get two shots on goal during the extra period and after 65 minutes, the score remained tied at 3-3.
Bergland scored first in the shootout but the Mavericks answered with goals from Emily Antony and Anna Wilgren to win the extra point, 2-1.
Bemidji State held the Mavericks scoreless on both of their power play chances while the Beavers didn’t get an opportunity with the extra skater.
The Beavers return home next weekend to host No. 1 University of Wisconsin Feb. 1-2, before beginning a four-game road trip at Ohio State University and St. Cloud State University.
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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).