2019-20 WCHA Game Recap

Junior forward Lydia Passolt scored two goals for the Beavers
Bemidji State Earns Weekend Sweep With 5-1 Win At Rensselaer
Junior forward Lydia Passolt scored two goals for the Beavers

TROY, N.Y. - Junior Lydia Passolt scored twice and 11 different Beavers registered a point as the Bemidji State University women's hockey team extended its win streak to four games after sweeping Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute 5-1, Saturday afternoon.

Passolt, senior Kiki Radke (0g-2a), senior Abby Halluska (0g-2a) and junior Clair DeGeorge (0g-2a) each recorded two points for the Beavers (7-8-1, 4-6-0 WCHA) while Mak Langei (1g-0a), Tina Kampa (0g-1a), Briana Jorde (0g-1a), Paige Beebe (0g-1a), Haley Mack (1g-0a), Heather Olson (0g-1a) and Reece Hunt (0g-1a) all record a point.

Bemidji State started the scoring in the first period when Lydia Passolt scored her fifth of the season 9:31 into the opening frame after collecting her own rebound and batting it past RPI's goaltender Ena Nystrom. The Beavers then extended their lead to 2-0 off the stick of Mak Langei for her second goal of the season after her shot from the right circle deflected off an Engineer defenseman and through the five hole of Nystrom at 16:11. BSU skated into the first intermission with the 2-0 lead and led on the shot chart, 13-5.

The Engineers entered the second period with 90 seconds remaining on a power play but it would be the Beavers on the attack as Haley Mack charged through the offensive zone to score her team-leading eighth goal of the season to extend BSU's lead to 3-0 just 1:01 into the middle frame. The short-handed goal was Mack's fourth career short-handed goal which is tied for the program's most. The Beavers wasted no time to increase their lead to four goals when Passolt netted her second of the game just 3:02 later. The second period would end with the four-goal lead and BSU held a 23-11 shot advantage.

The Beavers scored quickly at the start of the third period with their second short-handed goal of the game 1:13 into the final frame this time off the stick of Paige Beebe. Bemidji State looked to skate to the 5-0 win but at 9:29 RPI's Sarah Bukvic scored a power-play goal to bring the score to 5-1. That's how the game would end, however, and the Beavers earned their fourth consecutive victory and second consecutive road series sweep.

Junior Kerigan Dowhy stopped 18-of-19 shots by the Engineers to earn her second victory of the season and improve to 2-2-0.

Bemidji State went 0-for-1 on the power play but held RPI 1-for-6 on its chances including scoring two short-handed goals.

Bemidji State ends its long road trip and returns home to resume Western Collegiate Hockey Association play by hosting St. Cloud State University, Dec. 6-7.

Game Summary

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Game statistics
37 Shots 19
0 / 1 Power Plays 1 / 6
6 / 12 PIM 1 / 2
7-8-1 Records 0-16-1
Bemidji State Rensselaer
Lydia Passolt (5)
Mak Langei (2)
1st/16:11  GW
Haley Mack (8)
2nd/1:01 SH
Lydia Passolt (6)
Paige Beebe (4)
3rd/1:13 SH
Sarah Bukvic (2)
3rd/9:29 PP
Bemidji State Rensselaer
Kerigan Dowhy
60:00, 18 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 2-2-0)
Ena Nystrøm
24:03, 12 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 0-11-1)

Amanda Rampado
35:57, 20 Saves, 1 GA