|October 26, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||07:59||WIS||Steffen, Mekenzie (Drake, Delaney , Bowlby, Grace)|
|2||03:06||BSU||Hunt, Reece (Mack, Haley , DeGeorge, Clair)|
|2||11:08||WIS||Curl, Britta (Rowe, Maddie , Pettet, Brette)|
|3||09:34||WIS||LaMantia, Nicole (Mauermann, Alexis )|
|3||18:52||WIS||Shirley, Sophie (LaMantia, Nicole , Buchbinder, Natalie)|
|Shots on Goal||12||29|
MADISON, Wis. - Bemidji State University women's hockey freshman Reece Hunt scored her first career goal to tie the game 1-1 but No. 1 University of Wisconsin followed with three unanswered goals to defeat the Beavers (3-3-1, 2-1-0-0 WCHA) 4-1 in game one of their series, Saturday.
Hunt scored her first collegiate tally and the Beavers' lone goal at 3:06 in the second period to tie the top-ranked Badgers (9-0-0, 3-0-0-0 WCHA) but Wisconsin responded 8:02 later to go up 2-1 and scored twice in the third period, including an empty-net goal, to win 4-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play.
Bemidji State was out-shot 29-12 in the game while redshirt junior Lauren Bench made 25 saves but falls to 2-2-0 on the season.
Wisconsin scored the game’s first goal off the stick of Mekenzie Steffen at 7:59 of the first period. Hunt then responded in the second period with her marker at 3:06 after batting in a rebounded Haley Mack shot while Clair DeGeorge earned the secondary assist. Wisconsin’s Britta Curl responded with the go-ahead goal at 11:08 of the second while Nicole LaMantia put the Badgers up 3-1 at 9:34 of the third period. The Badgers then sealed the 4-1 victory with an empty-net goal from Sophie Shirley with 1:08 remaining.
Bemidji State earned four power-plays in the game but failed to score on one while its penalty kills stopped all two chances for the Badgers
Wisconsin’s Kristen Campbell earned her eighth win of the season (8-0-0) after stopping 11-of-12 shots by the Beavers.
Bemidji State and Wisconsin play the series finale tomorrow afternoon when the two teams face-off 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).