|December 05, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||01:01||MSU||Katie Johnson (Amanda Conway , Hannah Davidson)|
|1||10:14||BSU||Bilic, Ivana (Wivoda, Whitney , Miller, Lauren)|
|1||10:25||MSU||Hannah Davidson (Katie Johnson , Amanda Conway)|
|2||02:44||BSU||Tougas, Kaitlyn (Joyce, Alexis , Bilic, Ivana)|
|2||06:28||BSU||Anderson, Stephanie (Hutchinson, Madison , Bilic, Ivana)|
|2||17:00||BSU||Moher, Hanna (Bilic, Ivana , Grenier, Kristine)|
|2||17:17||BSU||Miller, Lauren (Kelly, Rachael , Hutchinson, Madison)|
|3||00:46||BSU||Joyce, Alexis (Tougas, Kaitlyn , Citrowske, Alex)|
|3||08:45||BSU||Tougas, Kaitlyn (Chapman, Kayleigh , Anderson, Stephanie)|
|3||11:13||MSU||Katie Johnson (Hannah Davidson , Shelby Moteyunas)|
|3||19:53||MSU||Shelby Moteyunas (Anna Keys , Amanda Martin)|
|Shots on Goal||32||39|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Sanford Center) — Junior defenseman Ivana Bilic tallied a career-high four points (1g, 3a) as the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team defeated Minnesota State University, Mankato, 7-4 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action Friday night at Sanford Center. Bemidji State improves to 9-5-1 and 5-5-1 in league play with the victory.
Minnesota State gained a quick 1-0 advantage as Katie Johnson got one past Brittni Mowat at the 1:01 mark in the first. Bemidji State answered at 10:14 with Bilic’s third goal of the season to knot the score 1-1.
MSU regained the lead 11 seconds later with a goal from Hannah Davidson to make it 2-1. Despite outshooting the Mavericks 15-6 in the first stanza, Bemidji State went into the locker room down by the same score.
Bemidji State took the lead for good in the second period as the Beavers tallied four goals to turn a one-goal deficit to a three-goal advantage. Kaitlyn Tougas ignited the scoring at 2:44 with her fourth of the season, while Stephanie Anderson notched her fifth at 6:28 on the power play to give BSU its first lead.
Freshman Alexis Joyce kept the pressure on the Mavericks as she netted her second goal of the season just 46 seconds into the third period. Tougas added her second of the game at 8:45 to give the Beavers a 7-2 advantage.
Minnesota State cut the deficit to three with goals by Shelby Moteyunas and Katie Johnson, but that’s as close it would get as Bemidji State held on for its sixth win in its last seven games.
Notes on Bemidji State
- The seven-goal outburst was the most the Beavers have scored in a single game since Nov. 11, 2011 when they scored 11 goals against Lindenwood University. It was also the most goals that the Beavers have scored in a WCHA game since Oct. 21, 2011 when it defeated St. Cloud State University, 8-1.
- Junior Kaitlyn Tougas tallied her third career multi-goal game and first since Feb. 16, 2013. Tougas is the first BSU player with two goals in a game since Hanna Moher notched a pair against Lindenwood, Oct. 19, 2013.
- Ivana Bilic notched career-high four points in the victory over Minnesota State. The four-point performance is the second-most in program history by a defenseman in a single game. Bilic was two shy of the record, which is six by Montana Vichorek against St. Cloud State, Oct. 21, 2011.
- Bemidji State improves to 28-24-10 all-time against Minnesota State. BSU has won seven of the last 10 meetings in the series.
Next up: Bemidji State will look to complete its fourth sweep of the season tomorrow in the series finale. The puck drops at 4:07 p.m. from Sanford Center.
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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).