|1st||6:36||MIN||1-0||EV GW||Cara Piazza (7)||Kate Schipper/12|
|2nd||11:50||MIN||2-0||EV||Kelly Pannek (11)||Kate Schipper/13, Cara Piazza/10|
|2nd||16:41||MIN||3-0||PP||Dani Cameranesi (11)||Sydney Baldwin/7, Megan Wolfe/10|
|2nd||19:14||MIN||4-0||PP||Kate Schipper (5)||Dani Cameranesi/11, Sarah Potomak/16|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (10-3-2)||0/3||4/8||0|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brittni Mowat (L, 10-3-1)||59:35||4||7||12||12||31|
|Amanda Leveille (W, 8-1-0)||60:00||0||7||7||4||18|
MINNEAPOLIS - The No. 3 Golden Gopher women's hockey team skated to a 4-0 win over No. 5/4 Bemidji State in game one of this weekend's series at Ridder Arena Friday night. Kate Schipper led Minnesota with three points and Amanda Leveille made 18 saves in her 25th career shutout.
Along with Schipper's three-point effort, Cara Piazza and Dani Cameranesi tallied a goal and an assist each. Megan Wolfe, Sydney Baldwin and Sarah Potomak each picked up single assists, while Kelly Pannek found the back of the net to extend her team-best point streak to 13 games.
"I'm really pleased with the way our team played from the get-go tonight," head coach Brad Frost said. "I thought we had a really good jump and applied a lot of pressure very well. Leveille was great all night. She really earned a shutout, and I was really happy for her."
Leveille's 18-save shutout included stopping BSU's Ivana Bilic on a breakaway midway through the second period to keep the Beavers (10-3-2, 7-3-1-0 WCHA) off the board. BSU netminder Brittni Mowat made 31 saves as Minnesota outshot Bemidji State, 35-18.
Piazza did not wait to get the Gophers on the board, as she found the back of the net 6:36 into the first period, scoring her seventh goal of the season which would ultimately be the game-winning goal. Minnesota (10-1-0, 8-1-0 WCHA) added three second-period goals from Pannek, Cameranesi, and Schipper to seal the win on its home ice.
Two of the Gophers' second-period goals came on the power play as Cameranesi's tally at 16:41 and Schipper's goal at 19:14 were scored with the man advantage. Minnesota finished the game two-for-four on the power play while holding BSU scoreless on three power-play opportunities.
"Our power play was doing some nice things," Frost said. "It was really nice to see our second unit with those two goals. Those were huge for us. But, really I thought the key for us was keeping the zero on the board for as long as we could against these guys, and I thought we did just an awesome job of that tonight."
The teams meet in game two of the series at 4 p.m. CT Saturday afternoon at Ridder Arena.