Bemidji, Minn. - The University of Maine women's ice hockey defeated out of conference opponent Bemidji State University by a 4-3 score Friday night in Bemidji, Minnesota. The Black Bears scored four unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Beavers. Maine improves to 2-7-0 while Bemidji State falls to 2-6-1.
Kaitlyn Tougas got the Beavers on the board first as she found the back of the net at 10:26 into the first period. Kristin Huber notched the assist on the scoring opportunity. Hanna Moher extended the Bemidji lead at 13:18 of the first period. Huber and Tougas picking up the assist on the goal. Sadie Lundquist scored the final goal for the Beavers at 19:29 of the first period on a power play opportunity, Mackenzie Thurston and Erika Wheelhouse tallied the assist on the score.
The first period ended with a 3-0 lead by Bemidji State and the second period would go scoreless.
Audra Richards (Maplewood, Minnesota) wasted little time, as she was able to beat the goalie for the Black Bears first goal at :47 seconds into the third period. Jennifer More (Deloraine, Manitoba) notched the assist on the goal.
Abbey Cook (Fairport, New York) scored her first career goal for Maine at 1:41 into the third period. This unassisted scoring play cut the Bemidji lead to one.
Katy Massey (Waterville, Maine) tied the game at 3-3 on the unassisted goal at 11:54. Tori Pasquariello (Mississauga, Ontario) notched the game winning goal two minutes and twenty-four seconds later off of the assist from Massey.
Meghann Treacy (Lake Peekskill, New York) started the game in net for the Black Bears as she allowed three goals against while tallying 20 saves. Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Michigan) anchored Maine in the last 40 minutes, posting a game high 37 saves while seeing her record improve to 2-2-0 on the season.
Abby Ryplanski got the start for Bemidji between the pipes, allowing four goals against while notching 16 saves on the night. Ryplanski sees her record fall to 1-5-1.
Bemidji State held a 60-20 shot advantage over Maine while also holding a 41-25 faceoff's advantage.
1st: Katy Massey
2nd: Brittany Ott
3rd: Kaitlyn Tougas
The Black Bears will faceoff against Bemidji State Saturday night at 8:07 ET for game two action. Maine will return home on November 17 as it hosts New Hampshire for a 12:00 PM puck drop.