St. Cloud State Takes Shootout After 2-2 Tie With Minnesota State
Senior Kelsey Saelens scores in the 8th round to win shootout for Huskies

Senior Kelsey Saelens scored in the 8th round to win the shootout 2-1 for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 10:15  STC1-0 EV Kayla Friesen (1) -
2nd 10:47  MNS1-1 EV Demi Gardner (1)Emily Antony/1, Hannah Davidson/2
3rd 11:47  STC2-1 EV Payge Pena (1)Suvi Ollikainen/2, Emma Turbyville/1
3rd 18:08  MNS2-2 EV GT Emily Antony (2)Corbin Boyd/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
St. Cloud State  01102
Minnesota State  01102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
St. Cloud State  6186131
Minnesota State  9710228
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (2-4-1)  0/4 4/8 0
Minnesota State (2-4-1)  0/4 4/8 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Janine Alder (T, 2-1-1)65:002 969226
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Brianna Quade (T, 1-3-1)65:002 6175129

MANKATO-After going back and forth in regulation, the St. Cloud State women's hockey team (2-4-1, 1-3-1-1 WCHA) settled for a 2-2 tie in its series opener at Minnesota State on Friday.

After 60 minutes plus overtime did not solve anything, the Huskies prevailed in an eight-round shootout, 2-1, to earn an extra point in the conference standings.

The two WCHA foes traded goals in the second and third periods. St. Cloud State took a pair of one-goal leads, 1-0 in the second and 2-1 late in the third, but the Mavericks battled back each time. MSU found the final equalizer with just 1:52 remaining in regulation.

SCSU freshman forward Kayla Friesen's first career goal opened the scoring just over halfway through a dominant middle frame for the Huskies. St. Cloud State more than doubled MSU in shots on goal, 18-7, and shot attempts, 25-12, but were unable to break through again after Friesen's tally.

"You have to find a way to get one more goal when you are playing like that if you want to be a team that is playing for something at the end of the year," head Rud said.

"We left things to chance by going into the period tied at one."

It looked like senior forward Payge Pea had the game-winner with just over eight minutes to play in the third, but MSU sophomore forward Emily Antony scored with under two minutes left to knot the score at two.

After a scoreless 5-on-5 overtime period, senior forward Kelsey Saelens scored in the eighth round of the shootout to win another point for the Huskies.

Freshman goaltender Janine Alder got the start and made 26 saves in performance Rud called "outstanding".

St. Cloud State and Minnesota State close out their series on Saturday, October 22. Game time is 3:07 p.m.