|1st||0:36||NDK||1-0||EV||Alyssa MacMillan (1)||Anna Kilponen/4, Halli Krzyzaniak/9|
|1st||8:05||STC||1-1||EV||Alyssa Erickson (5)||Julia Tylke/5|
|2nd||2:04||NDK||2-1||EV||Amy Menke (5)||Ryleigh Houston/9|
|2nd||2:53||NDK||3-1||EV GW||Sarah Lecavalier (3)||Alyssa MacMillan/3|
|3rd||4:02||STC||2-3||EV||Julia Tylke (9)||Emma Turbyville/2, Caroline Markström/2|
|St. Cloud State||1||0||1||2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|St. Cloud State||4||2||9||15|
|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)||57:58||3||12||12||7||31|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Lexie Shaw (W, 8-5-5)||60:00||2||3||2||8||13|
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).