MANKATO, Minn. - Minnesota State ties Bemidji State 3-3 in overtime, Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center.
The Mavericks gain the extra conference point by winning the shootout 2-1 over the Beavers.
Six goals were scored in the third period on the way to a tie after the first two periods went scoreless in the matchup. Minnesota State was the first to score 30 seconds into the third period with sophomore blueliner Tristen Truax scoring her fourth goal on the season. Truax possessed the puck after a Beaver turnover behind the MSU net and passed the puck off the freshman winger Brooke Bryant. Bryant then gave it back letting Truax drive down the middle of the ice and beat sophomore netminder Lauren Bench for the goal. BSU scored two goals in a three minute span, both goals by junior winger Jacqueline Kassa, to take a 2-1 lead over the Mavericks. Senior forward Corbin Boyd tied the game back up at 2-2 on her seventh goal of the season. Boyd received a pass from junior winger Sofia Poinar at the left face-off circle and went top shelf over Bench. Minnesota State took a second one goal lead with sophomore forward Brittyn Fleming scoring her eighth goal of the season, which is tied for the team lead. Bryant came down through the slot, passed the puck off to Fleming on the left side of the net and Fleming lifted the puck over Bench's shoulder for the goal. The Beavers tied it up 3-3 before the end of the period with senior forward Emily Bergland scoring the goal.
A fast paced overtime came and went with no goals scored and each team getting two shots on net. BSU held a 1-0 lead in the shootout heading into the third round and the last chance for the MSU to tie it up. Junior forward Emily Antony was able to fake out Bench and tie the shootout up with a goal on the right side. Neither team scored in the fourth round and in the fifth round, the Beavers missed on their opportunity giving the Mavericks a chance to win. Freshman blueliner Anna Wilgren took advantage of the opportunity and beat Bench to give Minnesota State for the 2-1 shootout win.
Freshman Abigail Levy finished with 22 saves in the tie at now has a record of 9-12-5 on the season.
The Mavericks outshot the Beavers 28-25 throughout the game, went zero-for-two on the power play and did not commit a penalty in the game.
Minnesota State (9-12-5, 3-11-3-2 WCHA) will play in an exhibition game next week against the Minnesota Whitecaps on Saturday beginning at 2:07 p.m., in Verizon Center.