|November 29, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||02:23||UMD||Zoe Hickel (Lara Stalder , Meghan Huertas)|
|3||19:02||UMD||Meghan Huertas (Lara Stalder )|
|Shots on Goal||29||32|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) — Bemidji State University goaltender Brittni Mowat made 27 saves and allowed just one goal in 58:01 of play Saturday, but it was not enough as the No. 8 University of Minnesota Duluth earned a 2-0 victory to salvage a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series split at Sanford Center.
Minnesota Duluth tallied the first goal of the contest at 2:23 in the first period by Zoe Hickel.
After being outshot 14-7 in the first period, the Beavers rebounded to outshoot UMD 19-4 in the second. The differential would have been more if the Bulldogs hadn’t blocked nine additional shots. Despite the pressure put forth by the Beavers, UMD goaltender Kayla Black stood strong and Minnesota Duluth maintained the 1-0 lead going into the third period.
Down a goal with just over two minutes to play, BSU head coach Jim Scanlan pulled Mowat to gain an extra attacker. Unfortunately, UMD netted an empty-net goal at 19:02 to seal a 2-0 victory.
Notes on Bemidji State
- The Beavers notched a split against the Bulldogs. BSU has split a series with UMD in four of the past five seasons.
- The loss was the first in November for BSU and it snapped a four-game winning streak.
- It is just the second time this season that Bemidji State has been shut out. The first coming at the Ohio State University Oct. 18.
Next up: The Beavers (8-5-1, 4-5-1 WCHA) will have three games next week beginning with an exhibition contest at Sanford Center against Pursuit of Excellence at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday. BSU will return to league play Dec. 5-6 when it hosts rival Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University 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).