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Women's hockey: BSU stops Minnesota St. 1-0

MANKATO — The BSU women’s hockey team earned a split with Minnesota State with a 1-0 victory Sunday in Mankato. the victory vaulted the Beavers to Bemidji State 8-10-2 overall and 5-8-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action.

The teams skated to a 0-0 tie in the first period but the Mavericks outshot the Beavers 11-7. Both teams had one opportunity on the power play, but were turned away.

The 0-0 score continued through the middle period but the Beavers owned a slight offensive advantage, outshooting Minnesota State 15-12.

BSU finally broke the tie at the 12:17 mark in the third period thanks to Kristine Grenier’s fourth goal of the winter. Madison Hutchinson and Stephanie Anderson assisted on the tally.

Brittni Mowat notched her third shutout of the season and improved her record to 8-7-2. Mowat stopped all 33 Maverick shots en route to the victory.

BSU (8-10-2 overall, 5-8-1 WCHA) will return home Jan. 10-11 to take on St. Cloud (3-16-3 overall, 2-12-1 WCHA). The series will be the first of the season between the two schools. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. Friday and 4:07 p.m. Saturday from the Sanford Center.

BSU 0 0 1 - 1

Minnesota St. 0 0 0 - 0

First period - No scoring

Second period - No scoring

Third period - 1, BSU, Greiner (Anderson, Hutchinson) 12:17 PP

Saves - Mowat (BSU) 33-33; Butters (MSU) 32-33

Penalties/minutes - BSU 3/6; MSU 3/6

Power plays - BSU 1/3; MSU 0/3