Minnesota State Tops Union, 2-1, To Split Weekend Series
Junior forward Lindsey Coleman records two assists for Mavericks

Junior forward Lindsey Coleman had two assists for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 17:10  MNS1-0 PP Emily Antony (5)Corbin Boyd/7, Lindsey Coleman/5
3rd 8:22  UNI1-1 PP Cheyenne Harris (3)Katelynn Russ/1, Caitlyn McLaren/5
3rd 18:42  MNS2-1 EV GW Anna Keys (2)Lindsey Coleman/6, Leila Kilduff/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0112
Union  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  911727
Union  10111334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (6-14-2)  1/2 8/24 0
Union (3-17-0)  1/6 3/6 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kathryn Bidulka (W, 3-5-0)59:411 10111233
Empty Net0:190     
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Amelia Murray (L, 0-6-0)58:362 910625
Empty Net1:240     

Schenectady, N.Y. --- With the score tied at 1-1 with less than 1:30 remaining in the game, junior defenseman Anna Keys skated into the right side of the Union defensive zone, cut across the middle, and fired a shot past the Union goaltender at 18:42 to secure a 2-1 win for Minnesota State against Union on Saturday afternoon at Frank L. Messa Rink.

The win earned the Mavericks a series split.

Neither team scored in the first 20:00 of play with Union (3-17-0) holding a slight edge over Minnesota State (6-14-2) in shots at 10-9. Sophomore Katie Bidulka (3-5-0), who made a season-high 33 saves in the game, and Amelia Murray (0-6-0), who made 25 saves on the afternoon, stopped each shot they faced for Minnesota State and Union, respectively, in the period.

In the second period, shots were 11-10 in favor of Union, but Minnesota State scored the only goal of the second 20:00 of play to take a 1-0 lead. While on the power play, sophomore forward Emily Antony (5-7--12) -- the team leader in goals and points -- who was standing to the side of the net, received a crisp pass across the front of the net from sophomore forward Corbin Boyd (0-7--7). Antony shot the puck into the open portion of the goal before Murray could slide over to cover it. Boyd and junior forward Lindsey Coleman (4-6--10) assisted on the play. Boyd and Antony are tied for the team lead in assists.

Union fought back in the third period and tied the game at 1-1 when freshman forward Cheyenne Harris (3-4--7) scored on the power play at 8:22. Freshman forward Katelynn Russ (2-1--3) and junior defenseman Caitlyn McLaren (3-6--9) assisted on the play.

The stage was set for Keys (2-3--5) to score her first-career game-winning goal at 18:42 to earn the Mavericks the win and a series split. The game-winning score was assisted by Coleman and sophomore defenseman Leila Kilduff (0-1--1).

The Mavericks finished 1-of-2 on the power play, while the Dutchwomen finished 1-of-6 with the man advantage.

The line of Antony, Coleman and sophomore forward Jordan McLaughlin (2-4--6) continued their hot streak on the offensive end of the ice. The linemates combined for two goals and four assists for six points in the two-game series with Union. The trio has generated seven goals and 14 assists for 21 points over its last 10 games.

Minnesota State is now 3-2-0 in its last five games and has won three consecutive Saturday contests. The Mavericks improved to 4-0-0 when holding a lead at the end of two periods and 6-3-0 in one-goal games.

The Mavericks return to the ice on Jan. 8, 2017 when they face No. 2 Minnesota in a neutral site game in Edina, Minn.