Clarkson completes weekend sweep of Bemidji State

Clarkson completes weekend sweep of Bemidji State

Senior assistant captain, defenseman Josiane Pozzebon (Bourget, ONT) enjoyed her first career two-goal outing to highlight Clarkson University's 5-3 win over Bemidji State in Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

The Golden Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the second period and then held off the home-standing Beavers down the stretch to complete the season-opening, non-league sweep at Sanford Center. Clarkson skated past Bemidji 5-1 on Friday.

The Green and Gold tallied twice in the final two minutes of the first period to get their high-powered offense rolling. Pozzebon connected at 18:30 and sophomore right wing Elizabeth Giguere (Quebec City, QU) scored at 19:01.

Pozzebon wasted little time in starting the second period with her second goal of the day just 63 seconds into the stanza, finishing off a pass from junior center Michaela Pejzlova (Pardubice, Czech Republic).

The Knights built their lead to 4-0 at 8:55 of the middle frame with senior Loren Gabel (Kitchener, ONT) picking up her 77th career goal with junior defenseman Ella Shelton (Ingersoll, ONT) and Giguere setting up the play.

The Beavers, who held a 34-20 shot advantage, rallied back with three unanswered goals to cut Clarkson's lead to 4-3 with under 10 minutes to play. Lydia Passolt started the Bemidji roll at 16:57 of the second period, followed by goals from Kiki Radke and Emily Bergland at 4:48 and 12:11 of the final frame.

ECAC Hockey Player of the Year in 2016, grad student T.T. Cianfarano (Oswego, NY) scored her first goal for the Green and Gold with 55 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

Kassidy Sauvé (Whitby, ONT) the other standout transfer graduate student on the Clarkson roster posted 32 saves, including 16 in the opening 20 minutes.

Two-time defending National Champion, Clarkson opens up the home portion of the schedule next weekend with a two-game, non-league series vs. Robert Morris at Cheel Arena.