Late Surge Sends Minnesota State Past St. Cloud State, 3-1
Junior forward Jordan McLaughlin scores game-winning goal for Mavericks

Junior forward Jordan McLaughlin scored the game-winning goal for the Mavericks
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 18:56  STC1-0 EV Julia Tylke (4)Laura Kluge/4, Emma Turbyville/1
3rd 9:48  MNS1-1 EV Demi Gardner (1)Brittyn Fleming/6, Emma Wittchow/2
3rd 12:57  MNS2-1 EV GW Jordan McLaughlin (3)Amanda Conway/1
3rd 17:11  MNS3-1 EV Hannah Davidson (1)Corbin Boyd/2, Jordan Jackson/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  0101
Minnesota State  0033
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  89522
Minnesota State  671225
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (2-6-0)  0/1 3/6 0
Minnesota State (2-5-1)  0/2 2/4 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Emma Polusny (L, 1-3-0)57:433 67922
Empty Net2:170     
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Chloe Crosby (W, 1-1-1)59:471 88521
Empty Net0:130     

Mankato, Minn. --- Minnesota State women's hockey scored three third-period goals to earn a 3-1 come-from-behind win and a Western Collegiate Hockey Association Series split with St. Cloud State on Saturday afternoon at Verizon Center.

With Minnesota State (2-5-1, 1-3-0-0 WCHA) trailing 1-0 in the third period, sophomore forward Demi Gardner tied the game at the 9:48 mark with her first goal of the season. Junior forward Jordan McLaughlin scored the eventual game-winning goal - her third of the season - at 12:57 to put the Mavericks up 2-1, and senior forward Hannah Davidson capped off the scoring with her first of the season at 17:11.

Minnesota State and St. Cloud State (2-6-0, 1-3-0-0 WCHA) played a scoreless first period with the Huskies holding an 8-6 edge in shots on goal at the first intermission.

St. Cloud State took a 1-0 lead in the second period when Julia Tylke scored at 18:56. Laura Kluge, and Emma Turbyville assisted on the play.

Trailing entering the third period, Gardner, McLaughlin and Davidson scored their goals to secure the Mavericks' comeback victory.

Freshman forward Brittyn Fleming, Senior defenseman Emma Wittchow, senior forward Amanda Conway, junior forward Corbin Boyd and sophomore defenseman Jordan Jackson each tallied an assist for Minnesota State.

Sophomore Chloe Crosby (1-1-1) made 21 saves in net for the Mavericks and Emma Polusny (1-3-0) stopped 22 shots for the Huskies.

Minnesota State finished 0-of-2 on the power play and St. Cloud State was 0-of-1.

The Mavericks held a 25-22 edge in shots on goal.

It is the first Minnesota State win over St. Cloud State since the 2014-15 season when the Mavericks won 5-1 on Feb. 2, 2015 in Mankato, Minn.

Minnesota State concludes its eight-game homestand with a two-game WCHA series against Minnesota on Friday at 7:07 p.m., and on Saturday at 3:07 p.m., at Verizon Center.