|Bethel Univ. (Minn.) (7-2-1,)||1||2||2||5|
|UW-Eau Claire (1-8-2,)||0||0||1||1|
|1st - 17:04||Lindsay Burman (Bethel Univ. (Minn.))|
|2nd - 02:52||Megan O'Brian (Bethel Univ. (Minn.))|
|2nd - 15:19||Kathryn Larson (Bethel Univ. (Minn.))|
|3rd - 10:15||Paige Dale (UW-Eau Claire)|
|3rd - 11:58||Kathryn Larson (Bethel Univ. (Minn.))|
|3rd - 18:18||Caroline Kivisto (Bethel Univ. (Minn.))|
|Bethel Univ. (Minn.)||UW-Eau Claire|
Kathryn Larson - 2
A: Lindsay Burman - 3
Sh: 2 Players (#2, #24 - 7)
Sv: Erika Allen - 22
Paige Dale - 1
A: Katie Burkey - 1
Sh: 3 Players (#12, #19, #6 - 3)
Sv: Paige Turner - 32
|TEAM STATISTICS||Bethel Univ. (Minn.)||UW-Eau Claire|
|Power Plays||0 for 2||0 for 1|
|Penalties (min)||1 (2)||2 (4)|
|Shots on Goal||37||23|
|Face Offs Won||0||0|
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Playing in its final home game for 2013, the UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team fell 5-1 to Bethel University (Minn.) at Hobbs Ice Center tonight.
The Blugolds got behind 3-0 after two periods and couldn't recover. Bethel scored once in the opening period and twice in the second to get up 3-0.
Midway through the third period, the Blugolds got on the board when Paige Dale (Fr.-Andover, Minn.), assisted by Katie Burkey (Fr.-Ramsey, Minn./Anoka), scored an even-strength goal to get the Blugolds back within two goals.
But the Royals ended the Blugolds' hopes of a comeback after scoring two more goals to increase their lead to four before the end of the game.
Paige Turner (So.-Iron River, Wis./Duluth East) stopped 32 out of 37 Bethel shots, playing all 60 minutes in-goal. The Blugolds finished with a total of 23 shots.
The teams combined for just three penalties, two on Eau Claire and one on Bethel. Neither team converted on the power-plays.
Eau Claire falls to 1-8-2 on the season while Bethel improves to 7-2-1 overall.
The Blugolds will wrap up 2013 taking on Bethel University in Blaine, Minn. on Saturday. Action will get underway at 3 p.m.