Minnesota State Clipped By RIT, 2-1

Sophomore forward Elin Johansson scored a goal for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 5:50  MNS1-0 EV Elin Johansson (1)Katie Johnson/3, Hannah Davidson/4
3rd 7:13  RIT1-1 EV Cassie Clayton (1)Jess Paton/1, Taylor Thurston/1
3rd 19:39  RIT2-1 EV GW Lindsey Stenason (1)Brinna Dochniak/1, Kendall Cornine/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0011
RIT  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  791127
RIT  1210931
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (1-1-1)  0/1 5/10 0
RIT (1-0-0)  0/5 1/2 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brianna Quade (L, 1-1-1)59:502 1210729
Empty Net0:100     
RIT Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brooke Stoddart (W, 1-0-0)59:571 791026
Empty Net0:030     

Rochester, N.Y. --- The Minnesota State women's hockey team scored half through the third period to tie the game at 1-1, but that wasn't enough as MSU suffered their first loss of the season. RIT scored with 20 seconds left to pick up the 2-1 win. With the loss, Minnesota State's record moves to 1-1-1 on the 2015-16 season while RIT moves to 1-0-0.

Minnesota State junior goaltender Brianna Quade (Newcastle, Ont.) was tested early as she stopped all 13 RIT shots in the first period. Both goaltenders set the tone of the game in the first frame of play as neither team was able to put the puck away in the first 20 minutes.

The frame ended with a 13-6 shot advantage in favor of RIT. The Tigers were unable to finish on the man advantage as the Mavericks killed off their sixth power-play of the year.

Period two saw little action as well, as neither team found the back of the net. The Mavericks did, however, stay consistent with the first period as junior defenseman Sara Bustad (Stillwater, Minn.) committed an interference infraction, just one minute and 42 seconds into the frame. Minnesota State killed off the 4-5 disadvantage, allowing just two shots and blocking four.

At the end of the first two periods, RIT held an advantage in nearly every category including shots on goal (22-16), faceoff wins (17-16), and blocked shots (11-10). The only category that the Tigers did not have and advantage in was the only one that truly mattered, the score.

The third stanza saw what proved to be the most exciting frame of the night. Minnesota State sophomore forward Elin Johansson (Hudiksvall, Sweden) delivered her first goal of the season at 5:50 of the last frame. Senior forward Katie Johnson (Anoka, Minn.) grabbed the puck off of the side boards and dished it up to Johansson, who then ripped a shot passed a screened RIT goaltender, Brooke Stoddart from the slot. Just over a minute and a half later, RIT forward Cassie Clayton tied things up at 1-1 with an unassisted marker. Then with 20 seconds left in the match, RIT's Lindsay Stenason sniped the puck past a screened Quade. As a 2-1 result, the goal cemented the win for the Tigers and was assisted by Jess Paton and Brianna Dochniak.

At the end of the game, the Tigers outshot Minnesota State by a margin of 31-27. The Mavericks did, however, own a lead in faceoffs (32-23) with sophomore Hannah Davidson (Kincardine, Ont.) winning 17 and sophomore Amanda Martin (Peoria, Ariz.) adding seven. Special teams did not prove to be game enhancing as neither team scored on the man advantage. RIT held a 0-5 mark on the power-play throughout the game while MSU claimed a mark of 0-1.

With the tie, Quade's record moves to 1-1-1 on the season as she stopped 30 of 32 shots faced.

Minnesota State will take finish the series with RIT tomorrow afternoon. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00p.m. CT.