The No. 8 University of North Dakota women's hockey team scored in heaps during the first period of a home game played at the Rams Sports Center in Roseau, Minn., tonight, taking advantage of a four-goal first period on its way to a 5-1 win over Bemidji State.
Sophomore Monique Lamaoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) led the Sioux with two goals while Jordan Slavin (Erie, Colo.), Sara Dagenais (Montreal, Quebec) and Alyssa Wiebe (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) added one goal a piece.
The win pulls the Sioux even with BSU in the WCHA standings in a tie for fourth place with 29 points improving to 11-7-3 (9-6-2-0). The Beavers fall to 10-8-3 (8-6-3-2).
UND had the magic touch in the first period scoring four goals on eight shots. Lamoureux-Kolls put the Sioux in the lead only 3:23 into the game. Annie Bauerfield would even the game at one with a shorthanded breakaway goal at 8:10.
The Sioux would score three unanswered goals though to close out the first period. Dagenais beat BSU netminder Zuzanna Tomcikova with a wrist shot from the slot to the far side to regain the lead the Sioux wouldn't relinquish.
Jordan Slavin would follow it up with the eventual game-winner with a tip-in on a 3-on-2 rush and Lamoureux-Kolls would add her second of the night and 15th of the season shortly after. All three goals came within a five minute span.
After outshooting the Sioux 10-8 in the first period but trailing 4-1, the Beavers were the dominate team in the second period winning the shot total 16-9 but the Sioux limited the Beavers to one goal. Bauerfield scored her second of the night on the power play.
The Sioux put the Beavers away in the third period however scoring their fifth of the game as Wiebe found the back of the net for her seventh of the season.
UND controlled play and didn't allow the Beavers many opportunities as the peppered Tomcikova with 15 shots to BSU's three.
Stephanie Ney (100 Mile House, British Columbia) was solid in net making 27 saves on 29 shots.
The Sioux return to the Ralph Engelstad Arena tomorrow for the series finale scheduled for 4:07 p.m.