WCHA Game Recap



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Senior forward Graysen Myers scored at 3:31 of overtime for the Beavers
Myers Overtime Goal Sends Bemidji State Past Lindenwood, 4-3
Senior forward Graysen Myers scored at 3:31 of overtime for the Beavers

Box Score

LINDENWOOD, Mo. - Senior Graysen Myers scored 3:31 into the overtime period to hand the Bemidji State University women's hockey team its first sweep of the season Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (4-8-2) defeated the Lions (1-13-0) 4-3 in the extra period to conclude non-conference play this season.

Four different Beavers scored goals for Bemidji State including Myers with her first game-winning goal of the season while sophomore Hannah Hogenson stopped 20-of-23 shots by the Lions to earn her second-consecutive victory.

Fifth-year senior Lindsey Featherstone opened the scoring for the Beavers 8:26 into the first period by netting the Beavers second short-handed goal of the season and second of the series. Lindenwood responded right away and just 42 seconds later, Sierra Burt scored on the same power play to tie the game at one.

Neither team would score again before the period's end but five minutes into the middle frame, fifth-year senior Paige Beebe retook the lead for the Beavers with a power-play goal. The goal was Beebe's first power-play marker of the season and her team-leading sixth goal overall. However, Lindenwood would answer back once again and with 3:38 left in the second, Megan Wagner scored the Lions' second power-play goal to tie the game at two. Bemidji State would respond before the period's end when sophomore Taylor Nelson netted her second goal of the season with just 2:51 left on the clock.

Bemidji State would begin the third period with the one-goal lead and held the Lions off the scoreboard through much of the period. However, with just 1:57 left and Lindenwood's goalie pulled for the extra attacker, Val Caldwell tied the game at three for the Lions.

The two teams would then head to the three-on-three, five-minute overtime period to decide a winner and after 3:31 of overtime hockey, Myers would beat goaltender Natalie Ferenc for the game-winning goal.

The Beavers finished the game out-shooting the Lions 42-23 while Hogenson improves to 3-5-2 in net by making 20 saves. Ferenc falls to 1-5-0 on the season for the Lions and stopped 38-of-42 shots.

BSU earned seven power plays during the game and score the one power-play goal while its penalty kill was 2-for-4 and scored one short-handed goal.

Bemidji State improves to 4-8-2 on the season with the win and has now won two consecutive games. The Beavers conclude non-conference play against Lindenwood and resumes Western Collegiate Hockey Conference play next weekend at St. Cloud State University.