North Dakota Takes Shootout After 2-2 Tie With Minnesota Duluth
Freshman forward Ryleigh Houston scores shootout winner for Fighting Hawks

Freshman forward Ryleigh Houston scored the shootout winner for the Fighting Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 13:47  MND1-0 EV Katherine McGovern (7)Sydney Brodt/7
2nd 3:47  MND2-0 PP Sidney Morin (2)Lara Stalder/9, Ashleigh Brykaliuk/9
2nd 8:15  NDK1-2 PP Amy Menke (4)Ryleigh Houston/4, Halli Krzyzaniak/5
3rd 19:31.2 NDK2-2 EV EA GT Charly Dahlquist (3)Ryleigh Houston/5, Gracen Hirschy/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Minnesota Duluth  11002
North Dakota  01102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Minnesota Duluth  5511122
North Dakota  8148232
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Duluth (7-2-3)  1/3 4/8 0
North Dakota (6-4-2)  1/4 3/6 0
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Maddie Rooney (T, 7-2-3)64:512 8137230
Empty Net0:090      
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Lexie Shaw (T, 6-3-2)63:012 4411120
Empty Net1:590      

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota No. 9 women's hockey team rallied to force a 2-2 with No. 3 Minnesota Duluth on Sunday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Fighting Hawks went on to win the shootout, 1-0, to secure the extra conference point.

Just like the following day, Minnesota Duluth (7-2-3, 6-2-2-1 WCHA) jumped out to a 2-0 lead over North Dakota (6-4-2, 5-4-1-1). However, this time the Fighting Hawks were able to battle back and send the game into overtime.

The Bulldogs scored their first goal at the 13:47 mark of the first period, and took a two-goal lead just under four minutes into the second period.

After falling behind by two, North Dakota ramped up the offensive pressure and quickly found its first goal of the game just five minutes later.

North Dakota went its second power play of the game, after a Bulldog was called for holding at 6:43 in the second. Amy Menke received the puck down low to the left of the net and fired a shot off the backside of UMD goaltender Maddie Rooney to score her fourth goal of the season. The power-play goal was also the first for UND since Oct. 8.

The Fighting Hawks would later get a nearly-full two-minute five-on-three power play after two successive Minnesota Duluth penalties later in the second period. Unfortunately, UND was unable to capitalize on the opportunity and had to head into the second intermission still trailing by one. North Dakota out-shot UMD, 14-5, in the second period, but was only able to score the lone power-play goal in the frame.

In the final period of play, Minnesota Duluth out-shot UND for the first time on the weekend, with an 11-8 margin. However, the Fighting Hawks were the only ones to find the back of the net in the period.

With two minutes remaining in regulation, UND opted for an extra attacker and went to work in the offensive zone looking for the equalizing goal.

The tying goal was scored with 29 seconds remaining in the period as UND crashed the net with four skaters. With the play originating from behind the net, the puck ended up on the stick of sophomore Charly Dahlquist, who quickly put past Rooney to send the game into overtime.

North Dakota out-shot Minnesota Duluth, 2-1, in overtime, but the game ended as a 2-2 draw with neither team scoring.

In the shootout, freshman Ryleigh Houston scored through the five hole on her chance to give UND the extra point for the conference standings in three rounds.

Senior goaltender Lexie Shaw made 20 saves in net for a weekend total of 39. Rooney stopped 30 for the Bulldogs.

UND went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill, conceding its first goal on the penalty kill since Oct. 15.

North Dakota returns Ralph Engelstad Arena next weekend, Nov. 18-19, to host No. 2 Minnesota. Friday's game is the annual 'Pack The Ralph' night and puck drop is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. (CT).