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WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Mack's goal gives Beavers a sweep over No. 4 Ohio State

BSU goaltender Kerigan Dowhy eyes the puck during Saturday's 4-2 win over Ohio State at the Sanford Center. (BSU photo services)

BEMIDJI—Haley Mack scored the game-winning goal in the third period as the BSU women's hockey team earned its first sweep of the season Saturday afternoon with a 4-2 defeat of No. 4 Ohio State.

Mack and Abby Halluska each recorded a goal and assist for the Beavers, who earned their second win of the year and are now 2-9-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Paige Beebe scored the game's first goal and Jacqueline Kaasa tallied an empty-net goal as the Beavers completed the home sweep. BSU won 2-1 on Friday night.

Sophomore Kerigan Dowhy goalie stopped 32 of 34 shots for the Beavers, the second game in a row she has had more than 30 saves.

The game was scoreless after the first period, but quickly traded goals in the second. Halluska opened the scoring at the 2:11 mark, but Charly Dahlquist netted the tying goal for the Buckeyes (9-5-0, 5-3-0-0 WCHA) at 6:35 of the period. Again, the two teams traded goals as Beebe scored for BSU, again followed by a BSU goal, this time from Madison Field with 7:03 left in the second.

Haley Mack

The Beavers were able to draw a penalty just 33 seconds into the third period, and Mack made it pay off. The junior from East Grand Forks took a loose puck in front of the net and tapped it past OSU goalie Andrea Braendli for the game-winning, power-play goal. Dowhy and the Beavers then were able to fight off any OSU rally before Kaasa scored the empty-net goal with 1:16 left in the game.

The Buckeyes outshot the Beavers 34-27 for the game, 12 coming in the third period. The Beavers face another tough battle next weekend, as they travel to No. 1 Wisconsin.

Bemidji State 4, Ohio State 2

OSU 0 2 0—2

BSU 0 2 2—4

First Period—No scoring.

Second Period—1. BSU, Halluska (Mack, DeGeorge) 2:11; 2. OSU, Dahlquist (Skaggs, Maltais) 6:35; 3. BSU, Beebe (Bergland) 7:57; 4. OSU, Field (Saekkinen, Dunne) 12:57 .

Third Period—5, BSU, Mack (Halluska, Jorde) 2:20 (pp); 6. BSU, Kaasa (unassisted) 19:10 (en)

Goaltending (Shots-Saves)—BSU, Dowhy (34-32); OSU, Braendli (27-24).