Joyce Sends Bemidji State Past North Dakota In Overtime, 2-1
Sophomore defenseman Alexis Joyce nets game-winner in final seconds of overtime for Beavers

Sophomore defenseman Alexis Joyce scored the game-winning goal for the Beavers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 10:26  NDK1-0 PP Amy Menke (1)Halli Krzyzaniak/3, Meghan Dufault/3
3rd 18:04  BMJ1-1 EV EA Lauren Miller (3)Kaitlyn Tougas/4, Madison Hutchinson/4
OT 4:52  BMJ2-1 EV GW Alexis Joyce (3)Kaitlyn Tougas/5, Hanna Moher/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Bemidji State  00112
North Dakota  01001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Bemidji State  486321
North Dakota  4134425
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (6-0-2)  0/3 2/4 0
North Dakota (4-1-1)  1/1 4/8 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Brittni Mowat (W, 6-0-1)64:401 4124424
Empty Net0:120      
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Lexie Shaw (L, 2-1-0)64:522 485219

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Bemidji State handed the University of North Dakota women's hockey team its first loss of the season, skating away with a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

UND now stands at 5-1-1 (2-1-1-0 WCHA), while the Beavers improved to 6-0-2 (3-0-0-1 WCHA) with the victory.

After a scoreless first period that saw each team put four shots on goal apiece, it was North Dakota who got on the board first. Amy Menke cashed in on UND's only power-play opportunity of the game just over halfway through the second period. She knocked in a rebound from Halli Krzyzaniak's point shot for her team-leading eighth point of the year.

North Dakota continued to carry the momentum outshooting Bemidji State 13-8 in the second period. BSU held steady in the third, however, holding UND to four shots on goal while searching for the tying goal.

That goal came with just 2:06 left in regulation. With a faceoff coming up in the UND zone, the Beavers called goaltender Brittni Mowat to the bench in favor of the extra attacker. Lauren Miller scored off a broken play in the right face-off circle to tie things up at 1-1.

After a winner couldn't be determined in regulation, the two teams headed to overtime for the second-straight game. Despite giving up the tying goal late, North Dakota responded well, pressing for the winner all throughout the extra five-minute frame.

Goaltender Lexie Shaw made a great save at the other end in overtime, getting across to make a pad save on a breakaway attempt by Hanna Moher.

Howeverm, with only eight seconds left on the clock, BSU ended up scoring after a wide shot was redirected in off the skate of a UND defenseman in front of the net.

In all, North Dakota and Bemidji State spent 102:24 locked in a tie this weekend.

As was the case all weekend, the two squads were pretty evenly matched defensively, as UND blocked a total of 19 shots and the Beavers just edged that number with 21 of their own on the night.

UND will head on the road again next weekend, Oct. 23-24, with a series against St. Cloud State. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. (CT) on Friday night.