WCHA Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: November 3rd, 2014

Friday, Oct. 31

St. Cloud State 4, Ohio State 2

Two goals from Molly Illikainen helped the Huskies overcome a 2-0 deficit and earn the win. Illikainen’s shorthanded marker in the second period stood as the game-winner, and defenseman Audrey Hanmer sealed the victory with an empty netter in the final 39 seconds of the game. Julie Friend made 43 saves in net for St. Cloud. Julia McKinnon and Melani Moylan scored for the Buckeyes in the loss. | Box Score | SCSUHuskies.com Recap | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap

Bemidji State 2, Minnesota 2 (OT)

The Beavers earned a hard-fought tie against the Gophers, then beat them in a shootout to earn the extra WCHA point. Brittni Mowat was stellar in net, making 47 saves to keep Bemidji State in it all game. Minnesota took a 1-0 lead early on a goal by Kelly Pannek, but Rachael Kelly tied it for the Beavers and Lauren Miller gave them a 2-1 lead with only 7:40 remaining in the third. Bemidji State was 78 seconds away from the win before Dani Cameranesi tied it for the Gophers. Stephanie Anderson scored the shootout winner for the Beavers. | Box Score | BSUBeavers.com Recap | GopherSports.com Recap

North Dakota 3, Wisconsin 3 (OT)

Sarah Nurse and Katy Josephs scored to give the Badgers a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission, but Gracen Hirschy and Andrea Dalen had UND back even by the end of the second. Becca Kohler then scored North Dakota’s third-straight goal to give the team a 3-2 third period lead, but Wisconsin’s Brittany Ammerman answered with just 40 seconds left in regulation. Kohler scored the only goal in the shootout to help UND earn the extra point in the standings, while Shelby Amsley-Benzie backstopped the team with 37 saves. | Box Score | UNDSports.com Recap | UWBadgers.com Recap

Saturday, Nov. 1

Ohio State 3, St. Cloud State 0

The Buckeyes bounced back with a shutout victory to earn a series split with the Huskies. Two goals from blue-liner Sara Schmitt and two assists from sister Kari Schmitt propelled Ohio State to the win; freshman Lauren Spring also scored for the Buckeyes. Katie Fitzgerald made 25 saves in net for St. Cloud, while freshman Kassidy Sauve stopped 18 in the shutout effort. | Box Score | OhioStateBuckeyes.com Recap | SCSUHuskies.com Recap

Minnesota Duluth 3, Minnesota State 0

Jenna McParland tallied twice in the win for the Bulldogs, and Brienna Gillanders picked up the other goal. Despite being held off pointless, Lara Stalder was active for UMD, putting up nine of the team’s ridiculous 62 shots on goal. Erin Krichiver was forced to make 59 saves for the Mavericks in the loss. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

Bemidji State 1, Minnesota 0

The Beavers shocked the Gophers with the upset win to hand them their first loss of the season. In all, Bemidji State took five of six conference points this weekend, despite Minnesota being at home. Defenseman Ivana Bilic scored the game’s lone goal, but that was all the Beavers would need to seal the win-that and another 36 saves from Mowat, who had another outstanding night, to keep the Gophers off the board. | Box Score | BSUBeavers.com Recap | GopherSports.com Recap

Wisconsin 3, North Dakota 2

This time, it was the Badgers who scored three-straight, and they hung on despite a late rally attempt on UND’s part. Ammerman led Wisconsin with a goal and an assist, and Sarah Nurse scored the eventual game-winner. Meghan Dufault cut the UND deficit to one goal with just 38 seconds remaining, but it proved to be too late for North Dakota, who falls to 4-5-1. | Box Score | UWBadgers.com Recap | UNDSports.com Recap

Sunday, Nov. 2

Minnesota Duluth 6, Minnesota State 3

The Bulldogs survived a scare from the Mavericks, who led the game 3-2 early in the third period. Stalder eventually tied things up for UMD, and the Bulldogs scored four-straight goals to seal the win. Ashleigh Brykaliuk led Minnesota Duluth with two goals and two assists, and Katerina Mrázová notched four assists to help drive the offense. Hannah Davidson had two assists for the Mavericks in the loss, and Krichiver also picked up an assist to go along with 38 saves between the pipes. | Box Score | UMDBulldogs.com Recap | MSUMavericks.com Recap

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