GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota women's hockey team lost 3-0 to Bemidji State tonight at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
The Beavers jumped out to a quick lead in the game and although the Sioux skated to a 26-16 shot advantage in the game they couldn't rebound falling to 3-7-3 and 3-6-1-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. BSU improves to 5-10-2 and 4-5-2-2 in league action.
Erin Johnson scored what would eventually turn into the game winner only 1:45 into the first stanza, her eighth of the season, on the Beavers first shot of the game.
Although only tallying three shots in the first period, BSU was able to cash in on two of those attempts as Erin Cody scored her first of two power-play goals at the 7:34 mark.
The Beavers held the Sioux 0-for-7 with the man-advantage while scoring on both of their two attempts. Cody would her second at 4:21 of the second period.
Senior Brittany Kirkham (Ottawa, Ontario) made her second start of the season in net for the Sioux allowing three goals on 16 shots faced. On the other end of the ice Zuzanna Tomcikova stopped all 26 shots faced.
The Sioux started off the year scoring the games first goal in five of six games, but have now failed to do so in its last seven games.
UND attempted 59 shots on goal but the Beavers blocked 24 while nine shots went wide of net.
The Sioux played the final 3:50 seconds of the game with its netminder on the bench trying to get some offense going.
The two teams will complete the second half of its home-and-home series in Bemidji, Minn., tomorrow evening with an opening faceoff scheduled for 7:07 p.m.