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WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State holds on to win shootout against Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Bemidji State women’s hockey team earned five of six points this weekend, as the Beavers tied with Ohio State 2-2 night before going on to win the shootout Saturday night in their Western Collegiate Hockey Association game at the OSU Ice Rink.

Freshman Brittini Mowat made 50 saves for BSU to help the Beavers earn the extra point Saturday. It was the first 50-save performance for a BSU goaltender since Zuzana Tomcikova did it Dec. 9, 2011, against Wisconsin. She moves to 4-5-2 in her freshman season.

The Beavers (4-6-2, and 1-4-1-1 WCHA) and the Buckeyes (3-4-2, 2-4-2 WCHA) were both skating with just 10 players aside Saturday after a bench-clearing brawl Friday led to some disqualifications.

That didn’t stop both teams from scoring.

BSU scored first thanks to Tess Dusik’s first period goal but the Buckeyes answered with a goal from Breanne Grant to make it 1-1 at first intermission.

In the second period, an Allie Duellman power-play goal gave the Beavers the 2-1 lead just 17 seconds into the frame.

OSU tied the game midway through the second period with Danielle Gagne’s goal.

The Beavers and the Buckeyes then skated the rest of regulation without any scoring and the same happened in intermission.

The score would remain locked at 2-2 through the five-minute overtime period setting up the shoot out, which BSU won thanks to Whitney Wivoda’s tally.

Bemidji State returns home this weekend to take on Minnesota State Mankato.