North Dakota Holds On For 3-2 Win Over St. Cloud State
Freshman forward Alyssa MacMillan has goal and assist for Fighting Hawks

Freshman forward Alyssa MacMillan had a goal and an assist for the Fighting Hawks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:36  NDK1-0 EV Alyssa MacMillan (1)Anna Kilponen/4, Halli Krzyzaniak/9
1st 8:05  STC1-1 EV Alyssa Erickson (5)Julia Tylke/5
2nd 2:04  NDK2-1 EV Amy Menke (5)Ryleigh Houston/9
2nd 2:53  NDK3-1 EV GW Sarah Lecavalier (3)Alyssa MacMillan/3
3rd 4:02  STC2-3 EV Julia Tylke (9)Emma Turbyville/2, Caroline Markström/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  1012
North Dakota  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  42915
North Dakota  1314734
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (5-13-1)  0/4 0/0 0
North Dakota (8-6-5)  0/0 4/8 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Janine Alder (L, 5-10-1)57:583 1212731
Empty Net2:020     
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Lexie Shaw (W, 8-5-5)60:002 32813

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Freshman Alyssa MacMillan scored her first collegiate goal and recorded a two-point outing to help the No. 10 UND women's hockey team defeat St. Cloud State, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

North Dakota out-shot the Huskies, 34-15, in the contest, including a 14-2 margin in the second period. With the win the Fighting Hawks improve to 8-6-5 (6-5-4-2 WCHA) on the season, St. Cloud State falls to 5-13-1 (4-10-1-1 WCHA).

The game also marked the first time since February that UND went without a power play, as St. Cloud State stayed out of the sin bin the entire game. UND was called for four minor penalties, but successfully killed off all four.

The Fighting Hawks got on the board early, as MacMillan scored on the first shift of the game. After moving the puck around up high, defenseman Anna Kilponen took a shot from the point. MacMillan got a tip on the puck, and found the rebound on the open side of the net to score at the 36 second mark.

St. Cloud State answered back seven and a half minutes later, and the two sides entered the first intermission with the game tied at 1-1; UND out-shot the Huskies 13-4 in the first 20 minutes.

North Dakota carried its momentum into the second period and completely dominated play in the middle frame. Senior Amy Menke scored her fifth goal of the season at the 2:04 mark of the period, ending a five-game pointless streak. Menke's goal came off a rebound from a shot by linemate Ryleigh Houston.

Less than a minute later, North Dakota struck again, this time off the stick of freshman Sarah Lecavalier. MacMillan corralled the puck in the corner and saw Lecavalier streaking to the front of the net. MacMillan fired a strong pass to the top of the crease and Lecavalier redirected it through SCSU goaltender Janine Alder's five hole to put UND up 3-2.

The Huskies' leading goal scorer, Julia Tylke scored her ninth goal of the season at the 4:02 mark of the third period to cut UND's lead to just one. However, North Dakota was able to weather the late St. Cloud State rally and finish off the 3-2 win.

North Dakota and St. Cloud State return to the ice tomorrow afternoon to finish off the weekend series at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Puck drop for the finale is set for 2:07 p.m. (CT).