Stecklein Scores in Overtime to Lift Minnesota Past Bemidji State, 2-1
Junior defenseman Lee Stecklein scores at :47 of overtime for Gophers

Junior defenseman Lee Stecklein scored the game-winner for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:05  BMJ1-0 EV Lauren Miller (6)Stephanie Anderson/6
3rd 13:21  MIN1-1 PP Dani Cameranesi (25)Sydney Baldwin/13, Kate Schipper/18
OT 0:47  MIN2-1 EV GW Lee Stecklein (7)Kate Schipper/19, Dani Cameranesi/28
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Minnesota  00112
Bemidji State  10001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Minnesota  141514144
Bemidji State  1586029
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (24-3-0)  1/1 1/2 0
Bemidji State (17-9-2)  0/1 1/2 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Amanda Leveille (W, 18-3-0)60:471 1486028
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Brittni Mowat (L, 17-9-1)60:452 141513042
Empty Net0:020      

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The No. 7 Bemidji State women's hockey team fell to No. 3 University of Minnesota 2-1 in overtime, Friday afternoon. Junior Brittni Mowat made 42-of-44 saves to lead the Beavers while Lauren Miller added the goal for BSU.

With the loss the Beavers fall to 17-9-2 (12-9-1 WCHA) while the Gophers improve to 24-3-0 (19-3-0 WCHA).

Bemidji State got off to a hot start against the Gophers and dominated play in the first period. The Beavers totaled 15 shots in the period and enforced play in their end. BSU broke through Minnesota's defenses when Stephanie Anderson corralled a loose puck at the blue line and found Miller trailing the play who beat goaltender Amanda Leveille to give the Beavers the 1-0 lead.

Mowat took the reigns from then on and shut the door on all 29 shots by the Gophers in the first two periods. Bemidji State entered the final period holding a 1-0 lead against Minnesota but with less than eight minutes remaining, the nation's top power play got their only opportunity of the game to even the score. The Gophers took advantage and Dani Cameranesi deflected in a shot past Mowat.

It would take an extra period to declare a winner but just 47 seconds into overtime, Lee Stecklein found space on the point and beat Mowat from a long distance shot for the game-winning goal.

Minnesota picked up the play after the first period and outshot the Beavers 44-29 in the game.

Bemidji State will hope to rebound next weekend when they face St. Cloud State University on the road.