Nov 3, 2019

St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey drop two games at Minnesota-Duluth

by Noah Grant / @scsuhockey91 / / (Photo SCSU Athletics)

11/1/19 St. Cloud State 2 – UMD 3

St. Cloud State got a 50-save performance from Emma Polusny, but the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs held on for a narrow 3-2 win on Friday night.

The Huskies had a strong start to the first period, but it was the Duluth Bulldogs that broke a scoreless tie in the opening frame. With just under seven minutes left in the period, Anneke Linser found the back of the net for the Bulldogs. The goal came off of assists from Ryleigh Houston and Kylie Hanley. That would be the only scoring of the period, as Duluth took control of the game with a 17-4 edge in shots.

The Bulldogs had another strong showing in the second, but it was the Huskies who found the twine with two goals in the latter half of the period. Freshman forward Taylor Lind took a breakaway feed from Abby Thiessen and Jenniina Nylund that just slid under the blocker side of Duluth goaltender Maddie Rooney. The Huskies would score less than two minutes later as Laura Kluge found Emma Bigham for a backhand tap in on a 2-on-1 rush. Defenseman Taytum Geier also assisted on the play. Shots were 23-12 for the Bulldogs in the second.

The Bulldogs would respond with two of their own goals in the early moments of the third period. McKenzie Hewett and Anna Klein scored two goals just fourteen seconds apart to take the lead. The go-ahead tally occurred with just under 12 minutes remaining. Tyler Anderson and Mannon McMahon assisted on the first goal of the period. Sydney Brodt and Ashton Bell assisted on the eventual game winner.

St. Cloud State finished with two goals on 21 shots, while Huskies netminder Polusny turned aside 50 shots out of 53 attempts.

Both teams did not score on the powerplay; the Huskies had one attempt, while Duluth had two.

11/2/19 St. Cloud State 0 – UMD 6

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