The Dutchwomen scored twice late in the game, but the three early goals from Bemidji proved to be the difference, as the Union College women's hockey team fell to Bemidji State, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon at Messa Rink.
The Seniors for the Dutchwomen were the scorers of the game, with senior Rachel de Period getting a goal and an assist on the afternoon, and classmates Megan Ryan and Cheyenne Harris collecting a point each as well.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- 19:42 1st (BSU 1-0) | With just seconds remaining on the clock, the Beavers were ready to get the game started. Ellie Moser gave the puck to an open Haley Mack, who scored right in front to make it a 1-0 game early.
- 2:50 2nd (BSU 2-0) | The Beavers were passing it back and forth in the front of the net, and Moser took a shot to try to improve their lead. Mack got the rebound from Moser's shot and scored her second of the game.
- 11:18 2nd (BSU 3-0) | Kara Werth passed the puck from her defensive end, and Moser grabbed it. Moser passed it to Mack, who was waiting in the front and scored to get a hat trick for the game.
- 18:33 2nd (Union 3-1) | After Bemidji took two penalties, the Dutchwomen were on a 5v3 power play for a minute and a half. De Perio gave the puck to Ryan, who was waiting to capitalize in front. Harris had the secondary assist on the play with just a minute a half remaining.
- 1:51 3rd (Union 3-2) | The Dutchwomen were ready to decrease the Beaver lead going into the third. de Perio got the puck after Bemidji tried to dump it, and scored on a breakaway to make it a 3-2 game.
- Bemidji outshot the Dutchwomen by a close 25-18 margin.
- First-year goaltender Bella McKee made 9 saves, and senior Amelia Murray took over in net halfway through the second and made 13 saves. Their counterpart from Bemidji, Lexi Baker, made 15 saves in her third career start.
- Ryan's goal in the second period on the power play was her third on the season.
- Ryan and de Perio both led the Dutchwomen in individual shots on goal with three each.
- With the non-conference loss, Union falls to 2-14-3 overall (2-4-1 ECAC).
- The Dutchwomen will be on a holiday break until January 3rd, where they will travel to Harvard to open up the new year in Cambridge, Mass. for a conference match. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.