|1st||7:10||BMJ||1-0||EV GW||Alexis Joyce (1)||Bailey Wright/1|
|1st||17:14||BMJ||2-0||PP||Kiki Radke (2)||Mak Langei/3, Haley Mack/4|
|3rd||19:56||BMJ||3-0||EV EN||Emma Terres (4)||Reilly Fawcett/5|
|St. Cloud State||0||0||0||0|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|St. Cloud State||4||8||6||18|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (5-7-1)||1/3||2/4||0|
|St. Cloud State (2-10-0)||0/2||3/6||0|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Erin Deters (W, 3-4-1)||59:40||0||4||8||6||18|
|St. Cloud State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Janine Alder (L, 1-6-0)||59:34||2||10||9||5||24|
ST. CLOUD-For the second-straight night, the St. Cloud State women's hockey team (2-10-0, 1-7-0 WCHA) was held in check and dealt a 3-0 defeat by visiting Bemidji State (5-7-1, 3-5-0).
The loss marks the fourth-straight time the Huskies have been shut out at home and the seventh time, overall, this season. It is also their fifth consecutive setback in conference play.
The Beavers did all the damage they needed in the first period, opening the scoring 7:10 into the contest and adding an insurance goal on the power play with just under three minutes to play. BSU's man advantage marker snapped SCSU's streak of 12-straight successful penalty kills.
Bemidji State added an empty net goal with four seconds left in the third to round out its offense.
"The difference this weekend was their team had a little more will to win and that energy carried them," head coach Eric Rud said.
After being out-shot, 12-4, and out-attempted, 20-11, in the opening period and facing a two-goal deficit, the Huskies put together stronger efforts in the final two stanzas. They charted 28 shots attempts and landed 14 shots on goal over the final 40 minutes, but were again unable to solve BSU goaltender Erin Deters who stopped all 18 shots she saw.
"They started out strong, but we played well in the second period and had a lot of good chances," Rud said. "We mixed things up and had some more energy, so I felt a lot better about our overall game tonight."
"Our execution wasn't much better, but it was a little better tonight."
SCSU's chances started coming when they were able to get their defenders involved in the offense. When the forwards got it back to the blue line, D-to-D passes created lanes for shots to get through, but the Huskies' lack of a strong net front presence hindered their ability to convert those opportunities into goals.
"Overall our forwards have to do a better job around the net and be harder to play against," Rud said. "That goes back to the will. We were a little too easy to play against in that area of the ice."
"There are some individuals that we need to get playing a lot better than they are."
The Huskies and Beavers will meet again in just 11 days time for SCSU's "Pack the HBNHC" game on Wednesday, November 22 at 6:07 p.m. Tickets for that game are just $1 and can be purchased at scsutickets.com, by calling 1-877-SCSU-TIX or at the arena box office.
Next up, St. Cloud State heads back on the road next weekend to meet Minnesota. The Huskies and Gophers will face off on Friday, November 17 at 6:07 p.m. and Saturday, November 18 at 3:07 p.m. at Ridder Arena.