|January 13, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||13:40||OSU||Iafallo, Julianna (Field, Maddy )|
|1||18:22||OSU||Freiburger, Rebecca (Dunne, Jessica , Boyle, Lauren)|
|1||19:06||BSU||Terres, Emma (Miller, Lauren )|
|Shots on Goal||45||25|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team ran into strong goaltending in the first game of the new calendar year as the Beavers (8-12-1, 4-12-1 WCHA) fell to Ohio State University, 2-1, Friday night.
Ohio State goaltender Kassidy Sauve stopped 44-of-45 shots by the Beavers to earn her third straight victory.
All three goal were scored in the first period and junior Emma Terres tallied the lone goal for BSU while on the power play.
Ohio State started the scoring in the game when Julianna Iafallo scored her fourth goal of the season at the 13:40 mark of the first period. The Buckeyes extended their lead to two after Rebecca Freiburger tallied a goal while on a power play at 18:22. However, the Beavers would respond quickly and at 19:06, Emma Terres brought the Beavers within one after tallying her team-leading third power-play goal of the season. The power-play goal for Terres and the Beavers snapped a 35 penalty kill streak for the Buckeyes dating back to Oct. 15. Brittni Mowat made 13 saves for the Beavers during the period while Suave stopped 11-of-12 shots.
The Beavers used the energy gained from the late first period goal and continued that into the second period. BSU fired 17 shots on net while its defense held OSU to just five shots, dominating play in the period but Suave was perfect in the period and stymied the Beavers’ attack. Bemidji State ended the period with a 29-20 advantage in shots but trailed 2-1.
The Beavers continued to dominate play in the final period and totaled 16 shots towards Sauve in net, including the games’ final five shots. However, the redshirt sophomore goaltender continued her excellent play and stopped everything BSU threw on net. Bemidji State pulled Mowat for the remaining 1:06 in the period but a save and three blocked shots by the Buckeyes halted the Beavers attempt at a comeback as they fell 2-1.
Bemidji State ended with 45 shots and out shot Ohio State 45-25. Senior Lauren Miller tallied the lone assist on Terres’ goal in the first period and Mowat made 23-of-25 saves to fall to 7-11-1 this season. Sauve stopped 44-of-45 shots and improved to 11-9-2.
The Beavers and Buckeyes end their two-game series tomorrow when they face-off at 2:07 pm. CT from the Ohio State Ice Rink.
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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).