|2nd||18:42||MNS||1-0||SH||Natalie Stoltz (1)||Anna-Maria Fiegert/1, Hannah Davidson/1|
|3rd||9:01||STC||1-1||SH GT||Molly Illikainen (3)||Audrey Hanmer/5|
|St. Cloud State||0||0||1||0||1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|St. Cloud State||10||8||12||0||30|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (0-3-1)||0/3||6/12||1|
|St. Cloud State (2-3-1)||0/3||6/12||1|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Erin Krichiver (T, 0-1-1)||64:57||1||10||8||11||0||29|
|St. Cloud State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Katie Fitzgerald (T, 0-1-1)||65:00||1||8||6||8||4||26|
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The St. Cloud State University women's hockey team (2-3-1, 1-0-1 WCHA) maintained its unbeaten record in WCHA play this season with a 1-1 decision against Minnesota State University (0-3-1, 0-3-1 WCHA), which was capped by a Huskies' win in the shootout session on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
After a 0-0 draw in the first period of play, the Mavericks lit the lamp first with a goal at 18:42 of the second period by Natalie Stoltz. The shorthanded breakaway goal by Stoltz was assisted by Anna-Maria Fiegert and Hannah Davidson.
In third period, SCSU returned the favor with a shorthanded goal of its own. Junior Molly Illikainen tied the game at 1-1 with her SHG at 9:01 of the third. Audrey Hanmer gained the solo assist on the cross pass, which found Illikainen with an open left side of the net. This was Illikainen's third goal of the season and it was Hanmer's fifth assist of the new season.
After a scoreless OT session, the Huskies gained the upperhand in the shootout with a goal by Lauren Hespenheide on the Huskies' first attempt. The goal proved to be the only one scored in the shootout as goalie Katie Fitzgerald made all three saves for the Huskies.
In the game, the Huskies outshot the Mavs 30-27 as Fitzgerald had 26 saves in the game. Erin Krichver added 29 saves for Mankato. On the power play, SCSU and MSU were both 0-for-3.
The Huskies will return to action on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 with a pair of WCHA games at Ohio State University.