MANKATO, Minn. --- Minnesota State drops series finale to St. Cloud State 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center.
The Huskies were able to strike first for the second day in a row as Janna Haeg scored on a 2-on-1 rebound, catching Maverick netminder Abigail Levy out of position. The goal gave SCSU a 1-0 lead at the 6:14 mark in the first period. Minnesota State outshot St. Cloud State 14-11 in the first period, but were unable to convert.
It was the Mavericks turn in the second period to get on the board. Junior McKenzie Sederberg got a slapshot to go from the point, past the Huskies' goaltender high and on her stick side for her first goal of the season. MSU had a strong period defensively by holding SCSU to seven shots on goal compared to the Mavericks 16.
Thirty-eight seconds into the third period, the Huskies scored the go ahead goal and never looked back. Hallie Theodosopoulos got behind the Maverick defensemen and beat Levy going right to left under her stick.
The Mavericks outshot the Huskies 39-23, but Huskies' goaltender Emma Polusny made 38 saves in route to a win. Levy ended the day making 21 saves for the Mavericks.
Minnesota State killed off all three power-play opportunities for St. Cloud State to preserve its streak of not allowing a power-play goal this season.
Sophomore Brittyn Fleming and junior Emily Antony each had an assist in the game.
The Mavericks (3-3-0, 1-3-0 WCHA) travel to Bemidji, Minn., to take on the Beavers next weekend. Friday's game will begin at 6:07 p.m., and Saturday's game will start at 3:07 p.m., at the Sanford Center.