Minnesota Duluth Edges Minnesota State, 2-1
Sophomore defenseman Jalyn Elmes scores goal for Bulldogs

Sophomore defenseman Jalyn Elmes scored a goal for the Bulldogs
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 15:38  MND1-0 EV Jalyn Elmes (4)Catherine Daoust/4, Michelle L÷wenhielm/3
3rd 0:42  MND2-0 EV GW Naomi Rogge (7)Sydney Brodt/6, Jessica Healey/5
3rd 14:52  MNS1-2 EV Emily Antony (2)Sofia Poinar/1, Anna Keys/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  0011
Minnesota Duluth  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  44816
Minnesota Duluth  11101031
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (2-10-1)  0/1 2/4 0
Minnesota Duluth (6-8-0)  0/1 2/4 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kathryn Bidulka (L, 1-7-0)58:572 119929
Empty Net1:030     
Minnesota Duluth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jessica Convery (W, 6-6-0)60:001 44715

The University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey team picked up three Western Collegiate Hockey Association points Friday night with a 2-1 win over Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The triumph is UMD's third-straight league success in a row, and now puts the Bulldogs at an impressive 5-2 record at AMSOIL Arena in the 2017 portion of the season.

After a scoreless opening period, the first goal of the game came at 15:38 of the second stanza. As a Maverick power play ended, sophomore defenseman Jalyn Elmes tracked down a rebound and one-timed it past Katie Bidulka to give UMD the 1-0 lead. The goal is Elmes fourth goal of the season, and makes her the second-highest goal scoring blueliner in the league so far this year.

UMD's second goal - and eventual game-winner - came just 42 seconds into the third period. A shot from sophomore Sydney Brodt took a long rebound off Bidulka, and Naomi Rogge greeted the puck on the far post for her team-high seventh goal of the season. The goal also extended Rogge's current scoring streak to six games - a span that the rookie has posted four goals and three assists over for seven points.

MSU drew within a single goal with 5:08 remaining in regulation on a shot that was tipped past Jessica Convery by Emily Antony, but the Bulldogs thwarted any hope of a Maverick comeback.

Convery finished the game with 15 saves, while Bidulka made 29 for MSU, which falls to 2-10-1 overall and 1-8-0 in league play. UMD outshot the Mavericks 31-16 in the contest, and have now outshot opponents in 11 of 14 games.

"We are settling in,'' said head coach Maura Crowell. "We talk a lot about having 12 new players, and introducing them to your program and your system, it just takes some time. As we get more comfortable with who we are, the wins are just starting to pile up."

The Bulldogs (6-8-0, 4-5-0) and Mavericks will wrap up the series tomorrow afternoon at 4:07 p.m. at AMSOIL. It will mark UMD's last home ice action of 2017.