Minnesota Duluth Tops Bemidji State In WCHA Playoff Opener, 5-1
Junior forward Lara Stalder has goal and two assists for Bulldogs

Junior forward Lara Stalder had a goal and two assists for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:47  MND1-0 EV Katherine McGovern (5) -
2nd 0:15  MND2-0 EV GW Michela Cava (19)Lara Stalder/22, Ashleigh Brykaliuk/29
2nd 1:35  MND3-0 EV Katherine McGovern (6)Catherine Daoust/7
2nd 15:27  BMJ1-3 EV Alexis Joyce (8) -
2nd 16:45  MND4-1 PP Ashleigh Brykaliuk (17)Lara Stalder/23, Morgan Morse/5
3rd 7:18  MND5-1 EV Lara Stalder (16)Michela Cava/18
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota Duluth  1315
Bemidji State  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota Duluth  910827
Bemidji State  10111334
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota Duluth (14-20-1)  1/2 2/4 0
Bemidji State (22-10-3)  0/2 2/4 0
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kayla Black (W, 9-5-1)60:001 10101333
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittni Mowat (L, 22-10-2)60:005 87722

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The No. 7 Bemidji State University women's hockey team fell to the University of Minnesota Duluth, 5-1, Friday afternoon in the first game of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association quarterfinals. The Beavers (22-10-3, 17-10-2 WCHA) will try to even the best-of-three series tomorrow when they host the Bulldogs (14-20-1, 10-17-1 WCHA) at 2:07 p.m. from the Sanford Center.

Sophomore Alexis Joyce scored the lone goal for the Beavers, her eighth of the season and was the only Beaver to tally a point in the loss.

Minnesota Duluth scored first despite a mostly defensive first period, but were able to beat the Beaver defense with just 1:13 when Katherine McGovern took advantage of a turnover.

The Bulldogs didn't hesitate to add another and just 15 seconds into the second period, Michela Cava scored to give UMD the 2-0 lead. Minnesota Duluth made it 3-0 just 1:20 later when McGovern tallied her second goal of the game. The Beavers finally broke the Bulldogs defense when Joyce skated through the zone to pull the Beavers within two at 15:27. However, just 1:18 later, Minnesota Duluth regained the three-goal lead after its leading scorer Ashleigh Brykaliuk scored on the power play.

UMD would make it 5-1 halfway through the third period when Lara Stalder scored her 16th goal of the season, and third point on the day.

Junior Brittni Mowat earned just her 10th loss on the season after allowing five goals on 27 shots. Kayla Black for the Bulldogs was exceptional in net and stopped 33-of-34 shots including 13 in the final period.

The Beavers and Bulldogs will see each other again tomorrow as the Beavers hope to even the WCHA Quarterfinal series at one.