Minnesota State Skates Past Bemidji State, 3-1
Senior defenseman Anna Keys has game-winning goal and two assists for Mavericks

Senior defenseman Anna Keys had the game-winning goal and two assists for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 0:46  MNS1-0 PP Megan Hinze (2)Anna Keys/5, Corbin Boyd/8
2nd 0:56  BMJ1-1 EV Clair DeGeorge (6)Paige Beebe/6, Tina Kampa/2
2nd 18:57  MNS2-1 PP GW Anna Keys (1)Corbin Boyd/9, Brittyn Fleming/12
3rd 19:05  MNS3-1 EV EN Jordan McLaughlin (7)Anna Keys/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Bemidji State  0101
Minnesota State  0213
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Bemidji State  78924
Minnesota State  16141141
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Bemidji State (12-14-3)  0/2 4/8 0
Minnesota State (4-22-1)  2/4 2/4 0
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Lauren Bench (L, 7-7-0)58:042 16121038
Empty Net1:561     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chloe Crosby (W, 3-8-1)60:001 77923

Mankato, Minn. --- Senior defenseman Anna Keys scored the game-winning goal as Minnesota State women's hockey defeated Bemidji State 3-1 on Friday afternoon at Verizon Center.

Minnesota State (4-22-1, 2-17-0-0 WCHA) outshot Bemidji State (12-14-3, 7-10-2-1 WCHA) 16-7 in the first period, but neither team was able to score.

In the second period, the Mavericks outshot the Beavers 14-8 and outscored the Beavers 2-1. The Mavericks scored a power-play goal 46 seconds into the second period to take a 1-0 lead. Junior defenseman Megan Hinze rocketed a slap shot for her second goal of the season - the seventh power-play goal of her collegiate career. Keys and junior forward Corbin Boyd assisted on the play.

The Beavers answered back with a goal 10 second later - scored by Clair DeGeorge at 00:56.

The game would remain tied 1-1 until Keys scored her first goal of the season - on the power play - at 18:57. Stationed at the left side of the net, Keys stashed home a rebound for what turned out to be the game-winning goal. Boyd picked up her second assist of the game and freshman forward Brittyn Fleming tallied her team-leading 12th assist and 16th point on Keys' goal.

The Mavericks outshot the Beavers 11-9 in the third period and junior forward Jordan McLaughlin increased her team-leading goal total to seven with an empty-net goal at the 19:05 mark to make the final score 3-1. Keys assisted on the play for a three-point afternoon. McLaughlin has scored both empty net goals for the Mavericks this season - previously achieving the feat at Lindenwood on Sept. 29.

Sophomore goaltender Chloe Crosby (3-8-1) made 23 saves for the Mavericks, while Lauren Bench (7-7-0) stopped 38 shots for the Beavers.

Minnesota State finished 2-of-4 on the power play and had 10 shots on goal with the man advantage. The Minnesota State penalty kill successfully killed off two Bemidji State power plays.

The Mavericks held a 41-24 edge in shots on goal. The 41 shots are a season-high for the Mavericks.

Minnesota State and Bemidji State conclude their two-game WCHA series at 2:07 p.m., on Saturday at Verizon Center.