|1st||5:27||MNS||1-0||EV GW||Katie Johnson (1)||Hannah Davidson/2, Emily Antony/1|
|1st||15:50||MNS||2-0||EV||Anna Keys (1)||Hannah Davidson/3, Katie Johnson/2|
|2nd||6:59||MNS||3-0||EV||Amanda Conway (1)||Corbin Boyd/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (1-0-1)||0/5||3/6||0|
|Leah Patrick (L, 0-1-0)||60:00||3||7||6||8||21|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brianna Quade (W, 1-0-1)||60:00||0||4||9||6||19|
Mankato, Minn. --- The Minnesota State women's hockey team scored two goals in the first period of action and didn't look back., With the win, Minnesota State's record increases to 1-0-1 on the 2015-16 season while Union moves to 0-1-1.
In the first period of action, Minnesota State jumped out early scoring just five and half minutes in. Senior Katie Johnson (Anoka, Minn.) fired a shot from the slot passed Union goaltender Leah Patrick giving the Mavericks a one goal lead. Sophomore Hannah Davidson (Kincardine, Ont.) recorded her second assist of the season on the play while freshman Emily Antony (Plymouth, Minn..) jumped in the mix producing her first collegiate point with the second assist. 10 minutes later at the 15:50 mark of the period, junior Sara Bustad (Stillwater, Minn.) ripped a shot from the top of the point recording her first goal on the season and the second of her career. The play started with Johnson dishing the puck to Davidson before passing it up to Bustad, giving MSU a 2-0 lead closing out the period.
The ended the frame with a 9-4 shots advantage, going 0-2 on the power-play.
The second 20 minutes played out more evenly than the first. The Dutchwomen outshot the Mavericks 9-7 in the frame while MSU held a 16-13 advantage through two periods. At 6:59, MSU intercepted a Union breakout pass that ended up on the stick of freshman Corbin Boyd (Minnetonka, Minn.). The play featured a pretty give-and-go with sophomore Amanda Conway (Naperville, Ill.) finishing for her first goal of the season. Junior Brianna Quade (Newcastle, Ont.) stopped all 13 shots she was faced with through the first two periods of action.
The third period held solid at neither team was able to put the puck in the back of the net. The final stanza saw six shot from the Dutchwomen while the Mavericks were able to eight on the opposing net.
At the end of the game, Minnesota State held a 24-19 advantage in shots and finished 0-4 on the power-play tallying five shots on the man advantage. Union finished 0-3 on the power-play recording two shots.
With the win Quade improves her record to 1--0-1 on the season and acquired her first career shutout. The three stars proved to be all Mavericks including Johnson (1st star-1G and 1A), Davidson (2nd star- 2A) and Quade (3rd star- 19 saves and shutout).
Minnesota State will take action next Oct. 2-3 as they travel to Rochester, N.Y. to play the Tigers of R.I.T.