Black, Hickel Send Minnesota Duluth Past Bemidji State, 2-0
Junior goaltender Kayla Black earns sixth shutout of season with 32 saves for Bulldogs

Junior goaltender Kayla Black made 32 saves for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:23  MND1-0 EV GW Zoe Hickel (11)Lara Stalder/10, Meghan Huertas/6
3rd 19:02  MND2-0 EV EN Meghan Huertas (6)Lara Stalder/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Duluth  1012
Bemidji State  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Duluth  1441129
Bemidji State  719632
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Duluth (11-5-2)  0/2 6/12 0
Bemidji State (8-5-1)  0/4 4/8 0
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kayla Black (W, 10-5-2)60:000 719632
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittni Mowat (L, 6-3-1)58:011 1341027
Empty Net1:591     

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Bemidji State University goaltender Brittni Mowat made 27 saves and allowed just one goal in 58:01 of play Saturday, but it was not enough as the No. 8 University of Minnesota Duluth earned a 2-0 victory to salvage a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series split at Sanford Center.

Minnesota Duluth tallied the first goal of the contest at 2:23 in the first period by Zoe Hickel.

After being outshot 14-7 in the first period, the Beavers rebounded to outshoot UMD 19-4 in the second. The differential would have been more if the Bulldogs hadn't blocked nine additional shots. Despite the pressure put forth by the Beavers, UMD goaltender Kayla Black stood strong and Minnesota Duluth maintained the 1-0 lead going into the third period.

Down a goal with just over two minutes to play, BSU head coach Jim Scanlan pulled Mowat to gain an extra attacker. Unfortunately, UMD netted an empty-net goal at 19:02 to seal a 2-0 victory.

Notes on Bemidji State

- The Beavers notched a split against the Bulldogs. BSU has split a series with UMD in four of the past five seasons.

- The loss was the first in November for BSU and it snapped a four-game winning streak. - It is just the second time this season that Bemidji State has been shut out. The first coming at the Ohio State University Oct. 18.