North Dakota Rallies Past Minnesota State, 3-2
Senior defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak scores two goals for Fighting Hawks

Senior defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak scored two goals for the Fighting Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:53  NDK1-0 EV Halli Krzyzaniak (3)Kayla Gardner/7
2nd 0:22  MNS1-1 PP Lindsey Coleman (5)Megan Hinze/1, Anna Keys/4
2nd 5:50  MNS2-1 PP Megan Hinze (5)Anna Keys/5, Lindsey Coleman/7
3rd 1:22  NDK2-2 EV Halli Krzyzaniak (4)Emma Nuutinen/4, Vilma Tanskanen/2
3rd 2:07  NDK3-2 EV GW Gracen Hirschy (4)Ryleigh Houston/10, Charly Dahlquist/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
North Dakota  1023
Minnesota State  0202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
North Dakota  11131236
Minnesota State  38617
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
North Dakota (11-7-5)  0/0 4/8 0
Minnesota State (6-16-2)  2/4 0/0 0
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Lexie Shaw (W, 11-6-5)60:002 36615
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brianna Quade (L, 3-11-2)59:353 10131033
Empty Net0:250     

Mankato, Minn. --- Minnesota State women's hockey scored two power play goals but lost to No. 10 North Dakota 3-2 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at Verizon Wireless Center on Friday afternoon.

After the first 11:00 of the first period was filled with back and forth action with neither team scoring, North Dakota (11-7-5, 8-5-4-2) broke through with a goal at 8:53 of the period. Senior defenseman Halli Krzyaniak (4-10--12) took a shot from the point that found its way past Minnesota State's senior goaltender Brianna Quade (3-11-2), who made 33 saves on the afternoon. Senior forward Kayla Gardner (4-7--11) assisted on the play.

The Mavericks equalized early in the second period on a power play that carried over from the end of the first. Sophomore defenseman Megan Hinze (5-1--6) took a shot from the left point that was deflected past the Fighting Hawks' senior goaltender Lexie Shaw (11-6-5), who made 15 saves in the game, by Junior forward Lindsey Coleman (5-6--11) at 0:22 of the period - tying that game at 1-1. Hinze and Junior defenseman Anna Keys (2-5--7) garnered assists on the play.

The Mavericks capitalized again on their second power play of the game at 5:50 of the second period to take a 2-1 lead. Hinze fired a shot from the left point that got past Shaw and into the back of the net. Hinze's goal was her fourth power play goal of the season. Five of her six points in 2016-17 have come with the man advantage. Keys and sophomore forward Corbin Boyd (2-8--10) - the team leader in assists - tallied helpers on the play.

After the second intermission, North Dakota struck quickly for two goals to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead. Krzyaniak scored her second goal of the game at 1:22 of the third period to tie the game. Freshman forward Emma Nuutinen (6-4--10) and sophomore forward Vilma Tanskanen (2-2--4) assisted on the play.

Less than a minute later, senior defenseman Gracen Hirschy (4-9--13) scored to put the Fighting Hawks up 3-2 at 2:07. Freshman forward Ryleigh Houston (5-10--15) took a shot from the point that trickled behind Quade. Hirschy batted home the loose puck, which was in the crease trickling towards the goal line, for the game-winning goal. Houston and sophomore forward Charlie Dahlquist (3-4--7) picked up assists on the play.

The Mavericks were unable to score a third goal and the game ended with North Dakota on top 3-2.

Minnesota State and North Dakota conclude their two-game series at 2:07 p.m., on Saturday at Verizon Wireless Center.