MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. - Trailing 1-0 through the first 47:00 on the clock, junior Maija Almich scored the tying goal at 7:06 and junior Luci Bianchi scored the go-ahead goal at 13:06 in a third-period surge that helped produce a 2-1 victory over Bemidji State.
It was St. Thomas' first D-I women's hockey victory and first weekend series split. The Tommies (1-3 overall, 1-3 WCHA) avebged a 3-0 loss to BSU here on Friday.
Freshman goalie Saskia Mauer, playing her first college game, denied Bemidji State over the final 58:00 of the contest and closed with 28 saves. The Switzerland native was only cleared to play late Friday afternoon after her admissions transcripts gained final approval. After giving up a goal in the first 80 seconds, Maurer settled in and made several slick deflections and saves to keep Bemidji off the scoreboard.