Minnesota Upends Bemidji State, 3-1
Senior goaltender Sidney Peters makes 27 saves for the Gophers

Senior goaltender Sidney Peters made 27 saves for the Gophers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 0:38  MIN1-0 PP Grace Zumwinkle (4)Sydney Baldwin/6, Patti Marshall/5
3rd 2:37  MIN2-0 EV GW Cara Piazza (1)Sydney Baldwin/7, Sophie Skarzynski/1
3rd 12:54  BMJ1-2 PP Abby Halluska (1)Tina Kampa/1
3rd 19:56.5 MIN3-1 EV EN Taylor Wente (2) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota  0123
Bemidji State  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota  810927
Bemidji State  7111028
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota (2-2-1)  1/2 5/10 0
Bemidji State (1-3-1)  1/5 2/4 0
Minnesota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sidney Peters (W, 1-1-0)60:001 711927
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin Deters (L, 0-2-1)58:292 89724
Empty Net1:311     

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women's hockey team fell to No. 9/8 University of Minnesota, 3-1, in the first game of its Western Collegiate Hockey Association series.

Sophomore Abby Halluska scored the lone goal for the Beavers (1-3-1, 0-1-0 WCHA) late in the third period to bring BSU within one but an empty-net goal by the Gophers (2-2-1, 1-1-1 WCHA) with three seconds remaining sealed the 3-1 victory for UM.

Despite the loss, the Beavers out-shot the Gophers 28-27 but couldn't find a way to get that game-tying goal past Minnesota goaltender Sidney Peters who finished with 27 saves.

After a scoreless first period, Minnesota scored the first goal of the game 38 seconds into the second period when Grace Zumwinkle fired a shot past goaltender Erin Deters while on a Gopher power play. Neither team would add a tally during the remainder of the period but just 2:37 into the third, Minnesota extended its lead to 2-0 when Cara Piazza batted in a rebounded shot off the end-board.

It would take 10 minutes for the Beavers to respond and with an extra attacker, Halluska sniped a shot past Peters for her first goal of the season to bring BSU within one. Bemidji State was unable to even the score over the next seven minutes, and with constant puck pressure, pulled Deters in favor of the extra attacker with 1:35 left to play. BSU fired-off for four shots on net but Peters and the Gopher defense remained strong and with three seconds remaining, Taylor Wente fired the puck from the opposite end for the empty-net goal.

Peters finished with 27 saves for the Gophers to improve to 1-1-1 on the season while Deters stopped 24-of-27 shots to fall to 0-2-1.

Bemidji State and Minnesota will play the series finale tomorrow at 3:07 p.m.