Three unanswered goals down Beavers
Friday, January 29, 2010
Three unanswered goals down Beavers
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The Bemidji State women’s hockey team suffered a 3-2 loss on Friday night after St. Cloud State scored three unanswered goals to walk away with the victory.

BSU charged out of the gates scoring two goals in the first period. Annie Bauerfeld (Jr., Woodbury, Minn.) put the Beavers on the board seven minutes into the game. The Roseville, Minn. dou of Erin Cody (Jr.) and Franny Dorr (Sr.) helped set-up Bauerfeld’s fifth goal of the season. The second goal started off of a defensive breakout in BSU’s zone. Kim Lieder (So., Eagan, Minn.) picked up the puck from BSU goalie Alana McElhinney (Calgary, Alberta) before dishing it out to Cody. Continuing her ascent on the BSU all-time points list, Cody put home her 15th goal of the season, and 64th career point.

McElhinney becomes the fourth goalie in BSU women’s hockey history to record a point. Past tenders on the score sheet include Jill Luebke (2A), Janet Hicks (1A) and Bre Dedrickson (1A).

Bemidji State looked to end the first with a two-goal lead, but the Huskies scored a last-ditch goal in the final four seconds of the period to cut BSU’s lead to one heading into the second.

St. Cloud State controlled the second period netting another goal to tie the game, while also out-shooting the Beavers 12-5 in the period.

BSU took back some of the momentum in the third, going back on the offensive push, out-shooting the Huskies 10-4 in the period. SCSU’s Callie Dahl netted the third goal of the game for the Huskies at the 13:04 mark of the third period. BSU looked to have an opportunity to equalize when St. Cloud State was called for a penalty with 2:04 remaining in the game. McElhinney went to the Beaver bench for an extra attacker to give the Beavers a six-on-four advantage. However, Bemidji State would come up short on the power play and was handed its 13th loss of the season.

The Huskies walked away winning the shots category for the game, edging out BSU 25-22.

Erin Cody has continued her scoring blitz, having netted 11 goals and four assists in the past 11 games.

Tomorrow’s series finale against the Huskies is an important one, as the Beavers could end-up any where from claiming third place in the conference to ending up in a three-way tie for fourth, depending on the Ohio State and Wisconsin match up tomorrow. Saturday’s game is slated to begin at 2:07 p.m.

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