|1st||3:45||MNS||1-0||EV||Elin Johansson (4)||Hannah Davidson/7|
|2nd||3:59||NDK||1-1||SH||Gracen Hirschy (1)||Amy Menke/6|
|3rd||3:57||NDK||2-1||EV||Meghan Dufault (2)||Halli Krzyzaniak/2, Gracen Hirschy/2|
|3rd||9:41||MNS||2-2||PP||Leila Kilduff (1)||Emily Antony/2, Anna Keys/2|
|3rd||15:24||NDK||3-2||EV GW||Meghan Dufault (3)||Jordan Hampton/1, Amy Menke/7|
|3rd||19:30||NDK||4-2||EV EN||Becca Kohler (3)||Samantha Hanson/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|North Dakota (4-0-0)||0/4||5/10||1|
|Minnesota State (2-3-1)||1/5||4/8||0|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Lexie Shaw (W, 2-0-0)||60:00||2||4||6||5||15|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brianna Quade (L, 2-3-1)||59:45||3||13||7||19||39|
Mankato, Minn. --- The Minnesota State women's hockey team scored the game's first goal, but #6 North Dakota ultimately found a way to grind out the victory in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association contest played in Mankato Saturday.
The Mavericks jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 3:34 of the opening stanza when sophomore Elin Johansson ripped a shot from the top of the left circle over the right shoulder of Lexie Shaw. The goal is the fourth of the year for the Vantaa, Finland native.
UND knotted things up at 3:59 of the second after Gracen Hirschy converted on a shot from in front of the Maverick net.
It became a 2-1 UND lead at 3:57 of the third on shot from the circle by Meghan Dufault. The Mavericks tied it up at 9:41 on a power play marker from freshman defenseman Leila Kilduff. The goal is the first of Kilduff's career. North Dakota regained the lead at 15:26 when Meghan Dufault batted one in from in front of the Maverick net. UND sealed it at 19:30 when Becca Kohler tallied into an empty net.
MSU junior goaltender Brianna Quade, who took the loss and now stands 2-3-1 on the season, finished the contest with 39 stops. Lexi Shaw totaled 15 saves in the UND net.
Minnesota State continues WCHA action next weekend with a pair of games at Minnesota Duluth.