|1st||10:11||MND||1-0||EV GW||Ryleigh Houston (3)||-|
|2nd||12:16||MND||2-0||PP||Jessica Healey (5)||Jalyn Elmes/14, Naomi Rogge/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota Duluth (13-14-4)||1/2||3/6||0|
|Minnesota State (5-25-1)||0/3||2/4||0|
|Minnesota Duluth Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Jessica Convery (W, 13-12-3)||60:00||0||11||7||8||26|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Chloe Crosby (L, 4-11-1)||60:00||2||9||5||8||22|
Mankato, Minn. --- Minnesota State dropped a 2-0 decision to the University of Minnesota Duluth in a women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played in Mankato Friday afternoon.
The Mavericks outshot the Bulldogs by an 11-10 margin in the opening 20 minutes, but found themselves trailing by a 1-0 margin when the teams entered the locker room at the end of the period. Minnesota State thought it had scored the game's first goal when a shot from the side from Lindsey Coleman bounced off the skate of Anna Keys into the net. The goal, which would have come at the 8:58 mark of the opening period, was disallowed after the play was reviewed by the referees due to goaltender interference. The Bulldogs then scored at 10:11 on a shot from Ryleigh Houston that deflected past Chloe Crosby after hitting a defenseman's stick.
At 12:16 of the second period, Jessica Healey, after taking a pass from Jalyn Elmes, backhanded a shot past Crosby and although the Mavericks outshot the Bulldogs 7-6 in the period, trailed at the end of two periods, 2-0.
The two teams battled through a scoreless final frame to close out the game. Led by four shots each from Keys, Coleman and Brittyn Fleming, the Mavericks owned a 26-24 advantage in shots on goal in the game.
Crosby, who finished with 22 saves, stands 4-11-1 on the season with today's decision.
The Mavericks (5-25-1, 3-20-0-0) close out the 2017-18 regular season tomorrow with the series finale vs. UMD. Face-off is scheduled for 2:07 p.m. at Verizon Center in downtown Mankato.