North Dakota Earns Shootout Win After 5-5 Tie Against Minnesota State
Junior defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak posts two goals and assist for Fighting Hawks

Junior defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak scored two goals and an assist for the Fighting Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:22  MNS1-0 EV Lindsey Coleman (2)Katie Johnson/15, Emily Antony/8
1st 6:29  NDK1-1 EV Meghan Dufault (7)Amy Menke/15
1st 10:34  MNS2-1 EV Anna-Maria Fiegert (3)Jordan McLaughlin/5
1st 11:46  MNS3-1 EV Jordan McLaughlin (4)Katie Johnson/16
1st 13:22  NDK2-3 PP Halli Krzyzaniak (4)Sam LaShomb/3, Meghan Dufault/16
2nd 3:57  NDK3-3 SH Amy Menke (14)Meghan Dufault/17
2nd 4:33  MNS4-3 PP Megan Hinze (1)Anna Keys/9, Emily Antony/9
2nd 10:31  NDK4-4 EV Halli Krzyzaniak (5)Charly Dahlquist/4, Layla Marvin/3
3rd 4:14  MNS5-4 EV Jordan McLaughlin (5)Emily Antony/10, Sara Bustad/2
3rd 17:18  NDK5-5 EV GT Becca Kohler (11)Meghan Dufault/18, Halli Krzyzaniak/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Minnesota State  31105
North Dakota  22105
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Minnesota State  834318
North Dakota  111415242
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (3-21-4)  1/4 2/4 0
North Dakota (14-8-4)  1/2 4/8 1
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Kathryn Bidulka (T, 0-1-1)65:005 91214237
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (T, 12-7-3)65:005 523313

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota women's hockey team played to a 5-5 tie against Minnesota State on Saturday evening at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

North Dakota won the shootout following overtime, 1-0 in three rounds, to claim the extra point in league standings. UND is now 14-8-4 (11-7-4-2 WCHA) on the season and sits in third place in the league, just two points ahead of Bemidji State.

With a total of 10 goals scored in the game, it marked the highest scoring affair for teams this season.

The game saw both sides battle back and forth, however the Fighting Hawks never held a lead, and battled back from a deficit four times throughout the contest.

The Mavericks opened the scoring in the first three minutes, but UND's Meghan Dufault netted her seventh goal of the season just three minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. Then midway through the first period, Minnesota State scored two goals within a span of 1:12 to take a 3-1 lead.

UND then found itself on a shortened power play 13 minutes into the frame, and defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak roofed a shot from the left face-off circle to bring UND back within one.

North Dakota then tied the lead for the second time in the game in the opening minutes of the second period. While on the penalty kill, Amy Menke stole the puck and skated in on a breakaway before scoring her 14th goal of the season.

Unfortunately, less than a minute later Minnesota State capitalized before the UND could successfully kill off the penalty, taking back the lead with a 4-3 score.

Midway through the second period, Krzyzaniak scored to tie the game up for a third time with another long-range shot. The two sides would then head off the ice after 40 minutes of play tied at 4-4.

The Mavericks opened the third period with a goal in the first five minutes to take a 5-4 lead. Continuing to battle back, UND eventually found a fifth goal, tying the game for a fourth and final time. Becca Kohler battled in front of the net to put home her 11th of the season with just 2:42 remaining in regulation.

After a scoreless overtime period, the two teams headed to a best-of-three shootout. UND netminder Shelby Amsley-Benzie stopped all three Mavericks' shooters, while Sam LaShomb scored in the second round to give UND the extra point.

North Dakota finished the contest with a total of 95 attempted shots, landing 42 on net, while the Mavericks blocked another 27.

UND hits the road next weekend to face off against No. 3 Minnesota, Feb. 5-6, at Ridder Arena.