Bemidji State Opens Season with 5-2 Win at Robert Morris
Madison Hutchinson, Kaitlyn Tougas and Megan Lushanko each record goal and assist for Beavers

Junior forward Megan Lushanko had a goal and an assist for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:16  BMJ1-0 EV Whitney Wivoda (1)Megan Lushanko/1, Kaitlyn Tougas/1
2nd 9:41  BMJ2-0 PP Madison Hutchinson (1)Ivana Bilic/1, Kaitlyn Tougas/2
2nd 18:46  RMU1-2 PP Rebecca Vint (1)Brittany Howard/1, Megan Eady/1
3rd 8:08  RMU2-2 EV Erin Staniewski (1)Maeve Garvey/1, Kelsey Gunn/1
3rd 12:23  BMJ3-2 PP GW Stephanie Anderson (1)Alexis Joyce/1, Madison Hutchinson/1
3rd 14:08  BMJ4-2 EV Kaitlyn Tougas (1) -
3rd 18:00  BMJ5-2 EV Megan Lushanko (1)Kristine Grenier/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bemidji State  1135
Robert Morris  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bemidji State  12121135
Robert Morris  69520
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (1-0-0)  2/7 5/10 0
Robert Morris (0-1-0)  1/5 7/14 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittni Mowat (W, 1-0-0)60:002 68418
Robert Morris Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jessica Dodds (L, 0-1-0)59:545 1111830
Empty Net0:060     

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (84 Lumber Arena) - The Bemidji State University women's ice hockey team scored three unanswered goals in the third period to secure a 5-2 win over Robert Morris University in its 2014-15 season opener. The win was the first for new head coach Jim Scanlan and makes the Beavers 1-0-0 for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Madison Hutchinson (D, So., Manitou, Manitoba), Kaitlyn Tougas (F, Jr., Thunder Bay, Ontario) and Megan Lushanko (F, Jr., Chisago City, Minn.) each had a goal and an assist and five other Bemidji State players registered a point in the victory. In net, sophomore Brittni Mowat (G, So., Glenboro, Manitoba) made 18 saves to get the win, and the Beavers outshot Robert Morris, 35-20.

Bemidji State took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Whitney Wivoda (F, R-Jr., Fairbanks, Alaska) at 19:16 of the first period after the teams skated to a near scoreless first period. The Beavers tacked on a power-play goal from Hutchinson in the second stanza to make it 2-0. The goal was Hutchinson's first as a collegiate player.

Robert Morris chipped away at the Beavers' lead first in the second with a power-play goal by Rebecca Vint (18:46) and an even-strength goal by Erin Stanlewski at 8:08 in the third period to tie the game, 2-2.

The Beavers controlled the final 11 minutes of the game, outshooting Robert Morris, 11-6. Stephanie Anderson (F, R-Jr., North St. Paul, Minn.) netted her first goal of the season on the power play before Tougas tacked on a breakaway at 14:08 of the period to give the Beavers the 4-2 lead. Lushanko would add an insurance marker at 18:00 to insure the Bemidji State victory.

Bemidji State will look to improve to 2-0-0 for the first time in program history in the series finale against the Colonials Saturday afternoon. The puck drops at 2:05 p.m. from Pittsburgh.