Minnesota Duluth Ties Bemidji State, 3-3; Bulldogs Win Shootout, 1-0
Senior forward Lara Stalder scores shootout winner for Bulldogs

Senior forward Lara Stalder scored the shootout-winning goal for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:09  MND1-0 EV Katherine McGovern (4)Sydney Brodt/5
1st 19:52  MND2-0 EV Kateřina Mrázová (4)Ashleigh Brykaliuk/5, Demi Crossman/2
2nd 5:00  BMJ1-2 EV Alexis Joyce (2)Natalie Stanwood/1, Emma Terres/4
2nd 12:13  MND3-1 EV Brooklynn Schugel (2)Katherine McGovern/6, Lynn Astrup/2
2nd 17:50  BMJ2-3 PP Emma Terres (2)Madison Hutchinson/4, Emily Bergland/5
3rd 7:13  BMJ3-3 EV GT Emma Terres (3)Alexis Joyce/4, Natalie Stanwood/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Bemidji State  02103
Minnesota Duluth  21003
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Bemidji State  31310329
Minnesota Duluth  101810341
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (4-3-1)  1/5 3/6 0
Minnesota Duluth (4-2-2)  0/3 5/10 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Brittni Mowat (T, 3-3-1)65:003 81710338
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Maddie Rooney (T, 4-2-2)65:003 3119326

Just ask No . 9/10 Bemidji State University what a difference nine months has made for the No. 4 University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team.

The Beavers had a firsthand view of the current Bulldog squad Saturday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena, and although the Bulldogs ended up with a 3-3 tie officially, UMD won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association shootout to pick up five-of-six points in the conference to move into third place overall. The tie also keeps the Bulldogs unbeaten in their last four games against BSU dating back to the first round of the WCHA playoffs last February.

"Five points out of six, we'll take it," said UMD head coach Maura Crowell. "We played gritty, just like they played gritty and we put the puck in the net plenty of times to win. Unfortunately, it doesn't always go your way, but we took care of business in the shootout and we are happy about that."

Similar to Friday night, UMD dominated the shots on goal category, peppering Beaver goaltender Brittni Mowat with 41 shots while allowing just 29.

Held pointless for the first time all season Friday, Katherine McGovern cashed in early for the Bulldogs. The senior center buried a pass from Sydney Brodt on the doorstep to give UMD a 1-0 lead 5:09 into the first period.

Friday's hero Katerina Mrázová doubled the Bulldog lead a mere eight seconds left in the opening stanza, capitalizing on a backhanded pass from Ashleigh Brykaliuk to put UMD up 2-0.

BSU made a game of it five minutes into the second period when Alexis Joyce ripped a shot five-hole through a UMD defender and beat Bulldog goaltender Maddie Rooney glove-side to pull the Beavers within one. But a hustle play behind the Beavers goal by McGovern forced a turnover, and McGovern found Brooklyn Schugel in the slot at 12:13 to push the lead to 3-1.

A BSU power play goal with 2:10 remaining in the second period brought the Beavers again within a single goal, and then at 7:13, BSU's Emma Terres netted her second goal of the game to draw the Beavers to 3-3 with the Bulldogs.

It appeared Maria Lindh again moved UMD ahead with 8:50 remaining in the third period on a rebound put-back, but the goal was retracted after a lengthy review by officials who ruled McGovern had interfered with Mowat on the play. Neither team would score again in regulation or the five-minute overtime.

Although Lara Stalder had her seven-game scoring streak halted Saturday in countable points, the senior winger buried her shootout attempt over Mowat's shoulder to give the Bulldogs the all important extra point.

Mowat ended the game with 38 saves for BSU, who is now 4-3-1 2-3-1 in the WCHA. Rooney turned in 26 saves on the night for the Bulldogs, who improve to 4-2-2 and 3-2-1-1 in the WCHA.

UMD will travel to Columbus, Ohio next weekend to hit the ice with Ohio State University. Friday's contest will get underway at 5:07 p.m. CT, while Saturday's start is set for 12:00 p.m. CT.

BULLDOG NOTES: Lara Stalder continues to lead the WCHA in scoring with 10 points on five goals and five assists for 10 points for an average of 1.67 points per game through six games ... Overall Stalder is tied for first nationally with six goals and seven assists for 13 points ... Katherine McGovern is tied for second in league points with three goals and five assists for eight points in six WCHA games ... UMD owns the nation's seventh most potent offense with a 3.38 goals a game average, which also doubles the Bulldogs as the WCHA's highest scoring team.