ST. CLOUD STATE DEFEATED BY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE, 4-2

Sophomore Abby Ness scored a goal for the Huskies

Providence, R.I. - St. Cloud State women's Hockey team fell to Providence College 4-2 Sunday in game two of a non-conference series. The Huskies move their record to 2-5-1 overall, 2-4-0 in the WCHA. Providence improves their record to 4-3-1 overall, 2-0-0 in the Hockey East.

Through the first twenty minutes of play, the Friars were able to take a 1-0 lead over the Huskies. It was the Friars Nicole Anderson scoring a power-play goal that was at the 9:35 mark of the first period.

Just 30 seconds into the second period, it seemed as though the Huskies had tied the game after a shot from the blue line made its way through traffic and into the net. After a video review took place, the goal was disallowed and the score remained 1-0 in favor of the Friars.

The Huskies tied the game at the 9:17 mark of the second period when a shot from senior Callie Dahl (Stillwater, Minn.) got past the Friars' goalie Sarah Bryant into the back of the net. An assist was charted to freshman Hanna Brodt (Roseville, Minn.). Late in the second at the 17:14 mark, the Friars broke the tie taking a 2-0 lead into the third period.

Just four minutes into the third period Providence put one past the Huskies goalie Katie Fitzgerald (Des Plaines, Ill.) making it a 3-1 game. The Huskies were able to make it a 3-2 game at the 13:50 mark of the third period with a goal by sophomore Abby Ness (Roseau, Minn.). Assists on the goal were charted to freshmen Vanessa Spataro (Stouffville, Ontario) and Skye Kelly (Brandon, Manitoba).

That was not enough for the Huskies as the Friars got last minute goal on an empty net in the third period making it a 4-2 final decision.

Fitzgerald was at goal for the Huskies in game two recording 28 saves. Her record now drops to 1-3-0 on the season. The Friars' Bryant totaled 22 saves for the win.

Providence outshot the Huskies 32-24, in the game.

The Huskies will return to action Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 for their home opener and WCHA conference series against Ohio State University. Game times are slated for 7:07p.m./2:07 p.m.