|1st||12:13||NDK||1-0||EV GW||Charly Dahlquist (1)||Abby Thiessen/1, Anna Kilponen/1|
|1st||12:48||NDK||2-0||EV||Abbey Stanley (1)||-|
|2nd||4:12||NDK||3-0||EV||Charly Dahlquist (2)||Alyssa MacMillan/2, Annelise Rice/1|
|3rd||1:53||NDK||4-0||EV||Emma Nuutinen (1)||Amy Menke/3|
|3rd||11:47||NDK||5-0||EV||Rebekah Kolstad (1)||Anna Kilponen/2|
|3rd||16:09||NDK||6-0||EV||Emma Nuutinen (2)||Amy Menke/4, Halli Krzyzaniak/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (2-3-0)||0/1||1/2||0|
|North Dakota (3-1-1)||0/0||1/2||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brianna Quade (L, 1-3-0)||60:00||6||12||9||2||23|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Lexie Shaw (W, 3-0-1)||60:00||0||5||6||6||17|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- - It was a night of full of firsts for the No. 10 UND women's hockey team, as three players scored their first collegiate goals in a 6-0 up-ending of Minnesota State on Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Additionally, it was also the first collegiate goal of sorts for sophomore Charly Dahlquist, as her lone goal last season was scored on an empty net. Dahlquist opened the scoring at the 12:13 mark of the first period, redirecting a shot from freshman Abby Thiessen, who also picked up her first collegiate point on the goal.
Freshman defenseman Abbey Stanley scored her first collegiate goal just 35 seconds later to put UND up 2-0 before the end of the first period. Stanley collected a turnover in the Mavericks end and fired a shot that got through traffic and beat MSU goaltender Brianna Quade.
Out-shooting Minnesota State, 14-5, in the first period, the Fighting Hawks kept their foot on the gas for the second period and went on to out-shoot MSU, 10-6, in the second frame. Despite the strong pressure, UND only scored one goal in the period.
Pressure from Annelise Rice in the MSU corner created a turnover for UND, and Alyssa MacMillan picked up the loose puck before dishing it off to Dahlquist in the slot. Without hesitation, Dahlquist picked her corner and sniped the puck over the shoulder of Quade for her second goal of the game just four minutes into the second period.
Minnesota State battled back in the third period and actually out-shot North Dakota, 6-5, in the frame, but the Fighting Hawks had their most efficient period of the season, scoring three times on their five shots; with two goals coming from the stick of freshman Emma Nuutinen.
Just within the first two minutes of the third period, Amy Menke created a turnover in front of the Mavericks' net, knocking the puck to the stick of Nuutinen who was all alone with Quade. Nuutinen put the puck over Quades glove arm to score her first collegiate goal.
The final first-collegiate goal of the night came halfway through the third when Anna Kilponen collected the puck just off the boards before pass over to Rebekah Kolstad at the back door. Kolstad one timed the puck into the open net for her first goal.
North Dakota's offensive display came to an end in a dramatic fashion as Nuutinen scored her second of the period. The 2014 Finnish Olympian deked past MSU's Emma Wittchow and then slipped the puck through the five hole of Quade for UND's sixth and final goal of the night.
On the other end of the ice, Lexie Shaw turned in another stellar performance, making 17 saves for her second-consecutive shutout. Shaw is now 3-0-1 on the season and has not allowed a goal in the last 129 minutes and 12 seconds.
North Dakota improves to 3-1-1 (2-1-0-0 WCHA) on the season while Minnesota State drops to 2-3-0 (0-3-0-0 WCHA).
The Fighting Hawks look to finish off the weekend sweep against the Mavericks tomorrow afternoon at 2:07 p.m. (CT).