MSU WHock vs STT 2 UEpp5

Box Score Mankato, Minn.  — Minnesota State fell behind, but responded with three straight goals in downing St. Thomas 3-1 Thursday at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in downtown Mankato.

The win is the first of the season for the Mavericks.

St. Thomas was first on the board on a Gabby Billing’s goal at 13:11 of the opening stanza. The  Mavericks responded less than three minutes later to even the score at 16:07 with a power play marker from Kennedy Bobyckwho took a pass from Jamie Nelson while stationed in the slot and beat Alexa Dobchuk with a shot between the pads.

Minnesota State took its first lead at 1:40 of the second when sophomore defenseman Shelbi Guttormson tallied her first goal of the season with an even-strength tally and at the end of two periods of play, the Mavericks held a 2-1 lead.

The host Mavericks built a two-goal cushion when 14:56 of the third period when Kianna Roeske pounced on a rebound to score her first career goal.

MSU owned a 36-11 advantage in shots on goal in the contest. Senior Alexa Berg stopped 10 shots in earning her first victory with Minnesota State.

The Mavericks, now 1-6-0 overall and 1-6-0 WCHA for the season, and the Tommies (1-4-0, 0-3-0 WCHA) play again tomorrow with a 6:00 p.m. contest in St. Paul scheduled.

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