Dufault Leads North Dakota Past Minnesota State, 4-2
Senior forward Meghan Dufault scores two goals for North Dakota

Senior forward Meghan Dufault scored two goals for North Dakota
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:45  MNS1-0 EV Elin Johansson (4)Hannah Davidson/7
2nd 3:59  NDK1-1 SH Gracen Hirschy (1)Amy Menke/6
3rd 3:57  NDK2-1 EV Meghan Dufault (2)Halli Krzyzaniak/2, Gracen Hirschy/2
3rd 9:41  MNS2-2 PP Leila Kilduff (1)Emily Antony/2, Anna Keys/2
3rd 15:24  NDK3-2 EV GW Meghan Dufault (3)Jordan Hampton/1, Amy Menke/7
3rd 19:30  NDK4-2 EV EN Becca Kohler (3)Samantha Hanson/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
North Dakota  0134
Minnesota State  1012
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
North Dakota  1382243
Minnesota State  56617
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
North Dakota (4-0-0)  0/4 5/10 1
Minnesota State (2-3-1)  1/5 4/8 0
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Lexie Shaw (W, 2-0-0)60:002 46515
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brianna Quade (L, 2-3-1)59:453 1371939
Empty Net0:151     

Mankato, Minn. --- The Minnesota State women's hockey team scored the game's first goal, but #6 North Dakota ultimately found a way to grind out the victory in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Saturday.

The Mavericks jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 3:34 of the opening stanza when sophomore Elin Johansson ripped a shot from the top of the left circle over the right shoulder of Lexie Shaw. The goal is the fourth of the year for the Vantaa, Finland native.

UND knotted things up at 3:59 of the second after Gracen Hirschy converted on a shot from in front of the Maverick net.

It became a 2-1 UND lead at 3:57 of the third on shot from the circle by Meghan Dufault. The Mavericks tied it up at 9:41 on a power play marker from freshman defenseman Leila Kilduff. The goal is the first of Kilduff's career. North Dakota regained the lead at 15:26 when Meghan Dufault batted one in from in front of the Maverick net. UND sealed it at 19:30 when Becca Kohler tallied into an empty net.

MSU junior goaltender Brianna Quade, who took the loss and now stands 2-3-1 on the season, finished the contest with 39 stops. Lexi Shaw totaled 15 saves in the UND net.

Minnesota State continues WCHA action next weekend with a pair of games at Minnesota Duluth.