|2nd||7:30||NDK||1-0||PP||Jordan Hampton (2)||-|
|3rd||9:35||MNS||1-1||PP||Savannah Quandt (2)||Katie Johnson/14|
|3rd||10:02||NDK||2-1||EV GW||Layla Marvin (7)||Amy Menke/14, Meghan Dufault/15|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (3-21-3)||1/2||2/4||0|
|North Dakota (14-8-3)||1/1||3/6||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brianna Quade (L, 3-20-3)||59:07||2||6||22||8||36|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Shelby Amsley-Benzie (W, 12-7-2)||60:00||1||5||5||6||16|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota women's hockey team downed Minnesota State by a score of 2-1 Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
With the win North Dakota improves to 14-8-3 on the season and holds an 11-7-3-1 record in conference play, moving into a tie for third place with Bemidji State. Minnesota State drops to 3-21-3 (0-19-2-0 WCHA) on the season.
After a tough weekend against No. 2 Wisconsin, the Fighting Hawks came out to a slow start and ended the first period scoreless.
North Dakota then responded in the second period, out-shooting the Mavericks 23-5 in the frame. However, the Fighting Hawks came away with only one goal for their efforts.
During the only power-play of the game for UND, defenseman Jordan Hampton collected the puck at the top of the slot. She fired off a shot that ended up deflecting off an MSU player before going into the back of the net to open the scoring at the 7:30 mark of the second period.
In the third period, the Mavericks reorganized defensively and limited UND to just nine shots.
Minnesota State earned its second power play of the game midway through the third, and ended up tying the game with a goal from Savannah Quandt.
However, UND responded quickly to take back the lead. Just 37 seconds later, Layla Marvin battled for a loose puck in the crease and eventually batted it into the back of the net to tally her fourth game-winner of the season.
UND was a perfect 1-for-1 on the power play in the game, while going 1-for-2 on the penalty kill.
Junior goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie made 16 saves to record her 12th win of the season.
North Dakota and Minnesota State return to the ice tomorrow afternoon to complete the weekend series. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. (CT) at Ralph Engelstad Arena.