SCHENECTADY, NY— Union didn't take any penalties and scored in the middle of the second, but the Beavers capitalized at critical points, which got them the win. The Union College women's hockey team fell to the Bemidji State Beavers, 2-1, on Friday afternoon at Messa Rink.
In the third all-time meeting between the two foes, the first period was scoreless, making for an exciting and physical game. In the first period, the Dutchwomen led in shots on goal by an 8-5 margin.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- 15:54 2nd (BSU 1-0) | Both teams were itching to get a goal after an uneventful first 20 minutes. Jacqueline Kassa grabbed the puck at center ice and gave it to Paige Beebe, who was waiting right in front of the goal and scored. Tina Kampa was credited with the secondary assist on the game's first goal.
- 11:09 2nd (Union 1-1) | After passing it back and forth in the Union zone, senior Ava Reynolds passed the puck to first-year Leah Herrfort, who scored from the left circle, above the Beaver goaltender. Classmate Emily King was credited with the secondary assist on the play.
- 18:27 3rd (BSU 2-1) | After fighting for the puck on the other end, Abby Halluska scored on a breakaway late in the game to secure the Beavers their seventh straight win.
- Bemidji outshot the Dutchwomen by a close 27-22 margin.
- First-year goaltender Bella McKee made 25 saves, and her counterpart from Bemidji, Lauren Bench, made 21.
- Herrfort's goal in the second period on the power play was her second on the season.
- Katelynn Russ led the Dutchwomen in individual shots on goal with five.
- With the conference loss, Union falls to 2-13-3 overall (2-4-1 ECAC).
- The Dutchwomen will close out the 2019 calendar year with the second game of the non-conference series with Bemidji State, with a Saturday afternoon game with a 2 p.m. puck drop at Messa Rink.