Mavericks blank Beavers to earn series sweep Saturday

January 09, 20211st2nd3rdFinal
Minnesota State0224
Bemidji State0000
Scoring Summary
202:46MSUKondas, Jessica (Wilgren, Anna , Nelson, Jamie)
214:31MSUKing, Kelsey (Wemple, Taylor , Truax, Tristen)
317:39MSUKing, Kelsey (Mashuga, Madison )
317:52MSUMashuga, Madison (Kondas, Jessica , Gardner, Mariah)
Shootout Summary
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
MSUBarbro, Lauren00:00000
MSUKelley, Emerald00:00000
MSUFrank, Calla60:000023
BSUHogenson, Hannah00:00000
BSUBaker, Lexi00:00000
BSUDowhy, Kerigan60:004023
Statistical ComparisonMSUBSU
Shots on Goal2723
Power Plays1-30-3
Mavericks blank Beavers to earn series sweep Saturday
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Mavericks blank Beavers to earn series sweep Saturday

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Minnesota State University, Mankato goaltender Calla Frank turned aside all 23 shots by the Bemidji State University women's hockey team to help the Mavericks earn a 4-0 victory and sweep the weekend's series Saturday afternoon. 

With the loss, the Beavers fall to 1-6-1 overall (1-6-1 WCHA) and have now lost five consecutive games while the Mavericks improve to 4-7-1 and 4-7-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play.

Minnesota State opened the scoring in the second period after a scoreless first period when Jessica Kondas scored a power-play goal just 2:46 into the middle frame for her first goal of the season. The Mavericks added to their lead with 5:29 left in the frame when Kelsey King deflected a Taylor Wemple shot from the point to go up 2-0.

Minnesota State then scored two goals just 13 seconds apart at 17:39 and 17:52 of the third period to seal the 4-0 victory. King scored her second of the game at 17:39 while Madison Mashuga followed with her second goal of the season just seconds later.

Bemidji State was outshot in the game 27-23 with senior goaltender Kerigan Dowhy making 23 saves but she falls to 1-5-1 on the season. Frank improves to 3-5-1 this season after she turned aside all 23 shots for her third career shutout and first of the season.

Bemidji State will look to end its losing skid on the road next weekend when it travels to St. Cloud State University for a two-game, league series versus the Huskies, January 15-16.

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).