|November 14, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||09:44||MINN||Hannah Brandt (Cara Piazza , Dani Cameranesi)|
|2||01:37||MINN||Hannah Brandt (Dani Cameranesi , Sydney Baldwin)|
|2||04:57||MINN||Hannah Brandt (Kelly Pannek , Milica McMillen)|
|2||06:11||MINN||Taylor Williamson (Sydney Baldwin , Caitlin Reilly)|
|2||13:57||MINN||Dani Cameranesi (Sarah Potomak , Megan Wolfe)|
|3||01:22||BSU||Terres, Emma (Bergland, Emily )|
|3||04:10||MINN||Hannah Brandt (Dani Cameranesi , Lee Stecklein)|
|3||06:16||BSU||Wright, Bailey (Huber, Kristin , Joyce, Alexis)|
|3||09:25||MINN||Hannah Brandt (Dani Cameranesi , Sarah Potomak)|
|3||17:35||MINN||Nina Rodgers (Sophie Skarzynski , Caitlin Reilly)|
|Shots on Goal||19||44|
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The No. 4/5 Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell to No. 3 University of Minnesota 8-3, Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (10-4-2, 7-4-1 WCHA) were downed by the nation’s best power-play unit as Gophers and went 4-of-5 with the man advantage.
Minnesota opened the scoring when Hannah Brandt scored her first of the game 9:44 into the first period. The Beavers stepped up their defense after the goal and went into the locker room down 1-0 after the first.
The Gophers excelled in the second period for the second-straight game and scored four goals in the period. Brandt continued to dominate and scored two goals within the first five minutes of the period and completed the hat trick early. Taylor Williamson and Dani Cameranesi each tallied goals in the period and made it 5-0 at the end of the second.
The Beavers would respond after the intermission however, and Terres scored her third goal of the season 1:22 in to the third period. However, Brandt wouldn’t be finished on the score sheet and notched her fourth of the game three minutes later. Bilic would make it 6-2 just 49 seconds later when she scored on the power play and Wright cut the Gopher’s lead to three at the 6:16 mark. But for the fifth time on the night, Brandt found the back of the net and Minnesota held a 7-3 lead with under 10 minutes remaining.
Minnesota’s defense gathered themselves after a timeout and closed out the rest of the game without giving up a goal. The Gopher’s would find the back of the net again, however, and scored their fourth power-play goal of the game when Nina Rodgers scored.
Rodgers’ goal would be the final goal of the game and Bemidji State left Ridder Arena with two more losses to its record.
The Beavers will look to rebound next weekend when they host Minnesota State University Mankato at Sanford Center.
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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).