Minnesota Duluth Shuts Out North Dakota, 1-0
Sophomore forward Michelle Lowenhielm scores goal for Bulldogs

Sophomore forward Michelle Lowenhielm scored a goal for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 9:46  MND1-0 EV GW Michelle L÷wenhielm (1)Katherine McGovern/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Duluth  0011
North Dakota  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Duluth  69722
North Dakota  10111132
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)59:570 10111132
Empty Net0:030     
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (L, 6-3-1)58:461 69621
Empty Net1:140     

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).