Minnesota State pushes past Beavers with second consecutive overtime victory

January 30, 20211st2nd3rdOTFinal
Bemidji State01102
Minnesota St.11013
Scoring Summary
111:53MSUKing, Kelsey (Fleming, Brittyn , Truax, Tristen)
212:52BSUMyers, Graysen (Featherstone, L. )
217:27MSUNelson, Jamie (Langseth, Sydney , King, Kelsey)
310:47BSUEcker, Abby (Forsberg, Calli , Nelson, Taylor)
400:52MSUKondas, Jessica (Nelson, Jamie , Fleming, Brittyn)
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUDowhy, Kerigan60:523028
MSUFrank, Calla60:522015
Statistical ComparisonBSUMSU
Shots on Goal1731
Power Plays0-20-2
Minnesota State pushes past Beavers with second consecutive overtime victory
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Minnesota State pushes past Beavers with second consecutive overtime victory

MANKATO, Minn. – For the fifth consecutive contest, the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team needed overtime to decide a victor as Minnesota State University, Mankato scored 52 seconds into the 3-on-3 overtime period to earn a 3-2 victory and complete the sweep over the Beavers, Saturday afternoon.

Bemidji State has now gone into overtime for eight games this season and are 2-4-2 during the extra frame.

The Beavers fall to 2-10-2 on the season, earn one point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings and currently hold sixth place in the WCHA standings with 11.5 points and a .274 points percentage.

The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first period when Kelsey King found herself behind the Beavers’ defense and scored on a breakaway 11:53 into the opening frame for her second goal of the series. King’s marker was the lone goal scored during the period and the Mavericks skated into the first intermission with the one-goal lead and also led 9-2 in shots.

The Beavers finally broke through the Mavericks’ defense and goaltender Calla Frank in the second period when Graysen Myers one-timed a pass from Lindsey Featherstone that beat Frank to the blocker side to tie the game at 1-1 12:52 into the middle frame. For Myers, the goal was her second of the season and snapped a 157:00 scoreless streak for the Beavers. However, just 4:35 later, Minnesota State’s Jamie Nelson sniped the puck past Dowhy to retake the one-goal lead for the Mavericks. Both teams skated into the second intermission with the score unchanged and Minnesota State held an 18-10 shot advantage.

Bemidji State bounced back in the third period and with 9:13 to play, redshirt junior Abby Ecker wristed a shot from the right-point and beat Frank glove side to score her first career goal as a Beaver and tie the game at 2-2. Ecker was assisted by freshman Calli Forsberg who also earned her first career point on the play. Neither team could break through the rest of the period and for the second consecutive night, both teams entered the 3-on-3 overtime period.

After scoring just 45 seconds into last night’s overtime, Minnesota State wasted no time again and 52 seconds into the extra frame, MSU’s Jessica Kondas received a cross-crease pass and pushed it past Dowhy to earn the series sweep for the Mavericks.

Dowhy continued her excellent play in net and stopped 28-of-31 shots by the Mavericks but falls to 2-9-2 on the season with the loss. MSU’s Calla Frank made 15-of-17 saves for the Mavericks and improves to 5-7-1.

Bemidji State earned two power plays during the game but failed to capitalize with the skater advantage while its penalty kill stopped the Mavericks’ two chances.

Bemidji State will have next weekend off before traveling to Madison, Wis., to face No. 1 University of Wisconsin, Feb. 12-13.

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).