|3rd||9:46||MND||1-0||EV GW||Michelle L÷wenhielm (1)||Katherine McGovern/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota Duluth (5-9-0)||0/2||3/6||0|
|North Dakota (8-4-2)||0/3||3/6||0|
|Minnesota Duluth Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Maddie Rooney (W, 3-6-0)||59:57||0||10||11||11||32|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Shelby Amsley-Benzie (L, 6-3-1)||58:46||1||6||9||6||21|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The No. 7 University of North Dakota women's hockey team fell to Minnesota Duluth, 1-0, at Ralph Engelstad Arena on Saturday.
The Fighting Hawks drop to 8-4-2 (6-4-2-1 WCHA) on the season, while Minnesota Duluth improves to 5-9-0 (3-7-0-0 WCHA) with the series split. The loss is only the second in the last 14 games against Minnesota Duluth.
The Bulldogs' Michelle Lowenhielm broke a scoreless tie about halfway through the third period, and eventually held off UND to earn the shutout victory.
The Fighting Hawks outshot Minnesota Duluth, 32-22, but could not solve Bulldogs goaltender Maddie Rooney. Goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie finished with 21 saves, including 15 through the first two periods to help keep the game scoreless through 40 minutes of play.
After Lowenhielm's tally, UND pushed to find an equalizer, and had a great chance to tie it at the end. With Amsley-Benzie out of the net and an extra attacker on, the Bulldogs were given a bench minor for too many players with 1:31 left on the clock.
That gave the Fighting Hawks a six-on-four advantage, but they couldn't find the back of the net before getting called for a penalty of their own with only 37 seconds remaining. Rooney and the UMD defense shut the door on UND's offense the rest of the way.
North Dakota turned in a solid defensive effort to help keep it a low-scoring game, blocking 14 shots in front of Amsley-Benzie. The Fighting Hawks also killed off both of the Bulldogs' power plays, giving up just one shot on net while shorthanded.
UND will head on the road for a Thanksgiving-weekend series against Syracuse, Nov. 27-28. Puck drop for both games is slated for 2 p.m. (CT).