|November 17, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||15:32||WIS||Norby, Presley (Steffen, Mekenzie , Rowe, Maddie)|
|1||18:24||WIS||Shaver, Sophia (Mauermann, Alexis , Buchbinder, Natalie)|
|2||05:19||WIS||Pankowski, Annie (Cogan, Sam , Clark, Emily)|
|Shots on Goal||12||40|
MADISON, Wis. (Labahn Arena) -- Bemidji State University's Kerigan Dowhy made 37 saves Saturday, but top-ranked University of Wisconsin found the back of the net three times to earn a 3-0 victory and complete the series sweep.
For the second straight game, the Badgers jumped out to an early lead and cruised to victory.
Wisconsin out shot the Beavers 15-3 during the first 20 minutes. Dowhy kept the Badgers at bay for more than 15 minutes, but Presley Norby scored at the 15:32 mark, just seconds after the Beavers' first power-play opportunity of the day expired. Friday's hero, Sophia Shaver, scored her third goal of the series before the period would come to the end (18:24) putting UW up 2-0 to open the second period.
Annie Pankowski scored just over five minutes into a second period dominated by the Badgers to put UW up 3-0.
Despite a pair of power-play chances late in the second and to open the third, that was all the Badger attack was able to get and Dowhy and the BSU defense shut down the Badgers.
Dowhy allowed three goals in the game while posting over 35 saves for the second straight game, which included making 16-of-17 stops in the second period alone. Following a career-high 42 saves Friday, Dowhy finished the weekend with 79 saves. She moves to 2-6-0 on the season.
The Beavers now turn their focus toward St. Cloud State University as the Beavers will face the Huskies in their next three games. Tuesday the teams will travel to Brainerd, Minn. for a non-conference meeting in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game. Opening face off is set for 6:07 p.m. at Essentia Health Sports Center. BSU will then break for the holiday and return to action to host SCSU at Sanford Center Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
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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).