Cava Hat Trick Give Minnesota Duluth 3-2 Overtime Win At Minnesota State
Senior forward Michela Cava scores hat trick for Bulldogs

Senior forward Michela Cava scored a hat trick for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:01  MND1-0 EV Michela Cava (13)Lara Stalder/16
1st 10:27  MND2-0 EV Michela Cava (14)Lara Stalder/17, Catherine Daoust/5
3rd 9:52  MNS1-2 EV Savannah Quandt (3)Lindsey Coleman/5
3rd 17:19  MNS2-2 EV Amanda Martin (2)Lindsey Coleman/6, Steph Keryluk/2
OT 3:54  MND3-2 EV GW Michela Cava (15)Ashleigh Brykaliuk/24, Lara Stalder/18
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Minnesota Duluth  20013
Minnesota State  00202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Minnesota Duluth  1225524
Minnesota State  31011024
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Duluth (11-17-1)  0/1 1/2 0
Minnesota State (3-22-4)  0/1 1/2 0
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Kayla Black (W, 6-4-1)63:542 3109022
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Brianna Quade (L, 3-21-3)63:543 1025421

MANKATO, Minn. --- The Minnesota State women's hockey team scored two goals in the third period to come back and drive the game to overtime Friday afternoon against the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. The extra-period game marked the Mavericks fifth overtime game in the last nine played.

In the first period, Minnesota Duluth took command at 3:01 when Lara Stalder made a play to keep the puck in the Maverick zone, ultimately landing on the stick of Michela Cava who had a clear path on Maverick goaltender Brianna Quade (Newcastle, Ont.). Cava made a move to her backhand, beating Quade glove side. Cava struck again at the 10:27 mark when Stalder found her out front from behind the Maverick net. Cava snapped a one-timer to finish the play off to put the Bulldogs up 2-0. The period would go on to close out with UMD having a 2-0 lead on the scoreboard and an advantage in shots on goal at 12-3.

Though the second frame looked to play out evenly on the scoreboard, it was Minnesota State who won the period, outshooting the Bulldogs by a clip of 10-2 in the period.

Minnesota State would carry their momentum from the second period into the third outshooting the Bulldogs 7-3 in the stanza before capitalizing on a faceoff win. At 9:52 of the final-regulation period, sophomore Lindsey Coleman (Burnsville, Minn.) won a faceoff back to junior Savannah Quandt (Mankato, Minn.) in Minnesota Duluth's zone on the power-play. Quandt ripped a wrister that zipped past Bulldog goaltender, Kayla Black's blocker, cutting the lead to one. Sophomore Amanda Martin (Peoria, Ariz.) tied the game up at the 17:19 mark with a shot that snuck through the five-hole of Black. Martin's game tying goal marked her second of the season with Coleman and Steph Keryluk (Verona, Wis.) picking up assists on the play.

In overtime, it was Minnesota Duluth who would tally the last marker to come away with the extra-period victory. At 3:54, Bulldog forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk carried the puck down the left side towards the back of the net, then finding Cava to collect her hattrick out front to finish the game at 3-2.

Quade would finish the game with 21 saves while both teams ended the contest with 24 shots apiece. Special teams played to Minnesota State's favor as the Mavericks scored on their lone opportunity while the Bulldogs were unable to produce on their one chance.

Minnesota State will close out their series with Minnesota Duluth tomorrow afternoon in Downtown Mankato. Action is slated for a 2:07 p.m. start at Verizon Wireless Center.