|March 01, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||16:00||UMD||Anna Klein (Taylor Stewart , Maggie Flaherty)|
|2||00:14||UMD||Sydney Brodt (Gabbie Hughes , Anna Klein)|
|2||01:27||UMD||Mannon McMahon (Jalyn Elmes , Kylie Hanley)|
|2||06:09||UMD||Kylie Hanley (Mannon McMahon , Sydney Brodt)|
|2||15:57||BSU||Hunt, Reece (Passolt, Lydia , Kampa, Tina)|
|Shots on Goal||18||23|
DULUTH, Minn. – No. 9 University of Minnesota Duluth used a three-goal second period to advance to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Faceoff Sunday afternoon as the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell 4-1 in game three of the WCHA Quarterfinals.
Minnesota Duluth struck first when junior Anna Klein sniped the puck over the left should of Lauren Bench for her 13th goal of the season with just four minutes left in the first period.
Just as the puck dropped for the second period, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 2-0 when senior Sydney Brodt fired the puck from a sharp angle that deflected off of Bench’s stick and in just 14 seconds into the middle frame.
1:13 later Minnesota Duluth made it 3-0 when freshman Mannon McMahon scored her second goal of the season. Sophomore Kylie Hanley redirected a McMahon pass that went in for the Bulldogs’ fourth consecutive goal at the 13:51 mark of the period and Bemidji State swapped goaltenders in favor of junior Kerigan Dowhy for her first action since Jan. 31.
Bemidji State ended the Bulldogs’ scoring run with 4:03 left in the second when Hunt scored her third goal of the series while on a Beaver power play.
The first and second periods saw five goals scored but the third period ended without a goal being scored unfortunately for the Beavers and ended their 2019-20 season.
The Beavers finish the season with a 16-18-3 (9-13-2-0 WCHA) record.
Bench finished the game with six saves and earned the loss to end the season with a 13-16-2 record while Dowhy stopped all 13 shots she faced.
Minnesota Duluth advances to the WCHA Final Faceoff in Ridder Arena and will face No. 1 University of Wisconsin Friday, Mar. 7.
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).