October 23, 20151st2nd3rdFinal
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Scoring Summary
109:42WISJones, Rachel (Gardner, Mikaela , Harding, Katy)
118:20WISCogan, Sam (Ryan, Jenny , Channell, Mellissa)
319:36WISPankowski, Annie (Ryan, Jenny , Clark, Emily)
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUMowat, Brittni59:042023
WISDesbiens, Ann-Renee60:000019
Statistical ComparisonBSUWIS
Shots on Goal1926
Power Plays0-30-5
No. 6 Bemidji State suffers first loss to No. 3/2 Wisconsin
Friday, October 23, 2015
No. 6 Bemidji State suffers first loss to No. 3/2 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - The No. 6 Bemidji State University women's hockey team suffered its first regulation loss of the season after falling to No. 3/2 University of Wisconsin, 3-0.

The Beavers (6-1-2, 3-1-1 WCHA) allowed two goals in the first period, before the empty net goal with 24 seconds remaining and were outshot in the game 26-19. Goaltender Brittni Mowat made 23 saves and suffered her first loss of the season and now has a record of 6-1-0.

Wisconsin used its home-ice advantage early on as the Badgers dominated in their offensive zone and tallied seven shots to just one for BSU before Rachel Jones scored on the eighth shot 9:42 into the period. UW continued dominating play and added a late goal with 1:40 left from a goal by Jenny Ryan. The Beavers were outshot 10-2 in the period.

In a second period filled with penalties, both goaltenders were solid in net and held their opponents scoreless. The Beaver’s penalty kill was dominant and in three opportunities, Bemidji State stopped all chances and limited the Badgers to just one shot while one the power play. However, Wisconsin was just as strong on the penalty kill and stopped all three of the Beavers power plays in the period.

Bemidji State came out in the third period with more intensity and outshot its opponent 10-4 early. However, the Badgers goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens remained perfect in net and with 24 seconds remaining, Annie Pankowski sealed the game for Wisconsin with an empty-net goal.

Wisconsin outshot the Beavers 26-19 in the game, and with the shutout, the Badgers tie a Western Collegiate Hockey Association record for their fifth-consecutive shutout.

Bemidji State and Wisconsin will wrap-up the weekend tomorrow with a game at 3:07 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).