Kluge's Three Points Lead St. Cloud State Past Minnesota State, 4-2
Freshman forward Laura Kluge has goal and two assists for Huskies

Freshman forward Laura Kluge had a goal and two assists for Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 14:48  STC1-0 EV Dana Rasmussen (1)Laura Kluge/2, Kayla Friesen/3
2nd 2:19  MNS1-1 EV Corbin Boyd (1)Hannah Davidson/1, McKenzie Sederberg/2
2nd 16:55  MNS2-1 EV Lindsey Coleman (2)Jordan McLaughlin/4, Jessica Kondas/1
2nd 18:58  STC2-2 PP Laura Kluge (2)Abby Thiessen/1, Hannah Bates/1
3rd 9:15  STC3-2 EV GW Julia Tylke (3)Hannah Bates/2
3rd 17:41  STC4-2 EV Janna Haeg (1)Abby Thiessen/2, Laura Kluge/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  1124
Minnesota State  0202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  107724
Minnesota State  1110627
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (2-5-0)  1/1 2/4 0
Minnesota State (1-5-1)  0/2 1/2 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Janine Alder (W, 1-3-0)60:002 118625
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kathryn Bidulka (L, 1-4-0)58:384 96520
Empty Net1:220     

Mankato, Minn. --- Minnesota State women's hockey dropped a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series-opening game with St. Cloud State 4-2 on Friday afternoon at Verizon Center.

Minnesota State (1-5-1, 0-3-0-0 WCHA) held a 11-10 edge in shots in the first period, but St. Cloud State (2-5-0, 1-2-0-0 WCHA) scored the only goal to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Dana Rasmussen scored for the Huskies at 14:48 of the period.

In the second period, the Mavericks scored the first two goals of the period to take a 2-1 lead, before the Huskies scored the final goal of the period to tie the game at 2-2 after 40:00 played. Junior forward Corbin Boyd scored her first goal of the season at 2:19. Senior forward Hannah Davidson and sophomore defenseman McKenzie Sederberg assisted on the play. Minnesota State scored its second goal at 16:55 of the period. Senior forward Lindsey Coleman scored her first of the season - assisted by junior forward Jordan McLaughlin and freshman defenseman Jessica Kondas. Kondas tallied her first collegiate point. The Huskies goal was scored by Laura Kluge on the power play at 18:58.

St. Cloud State scored the only two goals of the third period to send Minnesota State to a 4-2 defeat. Julia Tylke scored the game-winning goal at 9:15 of the period and Janna Haeg capped off the scoring at 17:41.

Junior Katie Bidulka (1-4-0) made 20 saves in net for the Mavericks and Janine Alder stopped 25 shots for the Huskies.

Minnesota State finished 0-of-2 on the power play and St. Cloud State was 1-of-1.

The Mavericks held a 27-24 edge in shots on goal.

Minnesota State and St. Cloud State return to Verizon Center at 2:07 p.m., on Saturday for their series finale.