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Bemidji State women's hockey: Beavers season ends with loss to Gophers in WCHA playoffs

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MINNEAPOLIS - The Bemidji State University women's hockey team had its season come to an end Saturday, losing 5-1 to the No. 1 ranked University of Minnesota at Ridder Arena.

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The Gophers won the best-of-three first round WCHA playoff series 2-0.

The Beavers ended the 2008-09 campaign with a 6-25-5 overall record with a 3-22-3-2 mark in the WCHA.

The Gophers move on to the WCHA Final Face-Off with a 30-3-3 mark and a 23-2-3-2 in the WCHA.

Jocelyne Lamoureux put UM on the board first 3:56 into the second frame with an assist to Rachael Drazan.

Twin sister Monique Lamoureux, the leading scorer in the country, scored at the 7:04 and 17:50 marks to give the Gophers a 3-0 advantage heading into the third.

Gigi Marvin added a fourth 2:40 into the final period with help from Chelsey Jones.

BSU avoided the shutout with a power play goal 4:12 into the third period.

Erin Johnson scored the goal off a rebound that started with Erin Cody's shot.

Jocelyne Lamoureux scored again at the 14:37 mark with assists to Monique and Anne Schleper to round out the scoring.

Bemidji State went 1-for-6 on the power-play, and Minnesota was 0-for-4.

The Gophers outshot BSU 34-23.

BSU goalie Zuzana Tomcikova finished with 29 saves.

She finished the year with 1,025 saves, marking the second time in school history a goalie has eclipsed the 1,000 save mark.

Jenny Lura played the first 50:31 in net for the Gophers, saving 15 shots and allowing the one goal. She was relieved by Kim Hanlon, who saved seven shots.

BSU senior Brooke Collins broke the school record for career games played, finishing with 144 tilts.

The old mark of 143 was set last year by both Tara Hiscock and Haley Balcom. Monica Rawlings finished with 135 games, which is ninth on the school list.

Collins also has the school record for most consecutive games played, which also stands at 144 contests.

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