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Mankato sends UMD women to third straight loss

Two second-period goals provided Minnesota State-Mankato with a 2-1 win over No. 10-ranked Minnesota Duluth on Saturday afternoon in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's game before 1,019 fans at Amsoil Arena.

Two second-period goals provided Minnesota State-Mankato with a 2-1 win over No. 10-ranked Minnesota Duluth on Saturday afternoon in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's game before 1,019 fans at Amsoil Arena.

Kelsie Scott and team scoring leader Lauren Smith (on a power play) scored goals three minutes apart for a 2-0 lead after two periods. Smith, a senior, has 20 goals this season and 40 in her career in 133 games.

UMD scoring leader Jenna McParland cut the margin to 2-1 with 7:07 to play. The sophomore forward has 10 goals this season and 31 in 61 career games.

Sophomore Erin Krichiver earned her first collegiate victory with 39 saves for Mankato (10-16-3 overall, 6-14-3 WCHA).

UMD (13-11-3, 12-10-1) outshot Mankato 40-25. The Bulldogs have lost three straight games.

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The teams meet again at 1:07 p.m. today at Amsoil Arena.

Minn. State-Mankato: 0-2-0--2

Minnesota Duluth: 0-0-1--1

First period -- No scoring. Penalties -- Kelsie Scott, Mankato (hooking), 10:02

Second period --1. Mankato, Scott 3, 15:06; 2. Mankato, Lauren Smith 20 (Kathleen Rogan, Lauren Barnes), 18:18 (pp). Penalties -- Lindsay Nagel, Mankato (tripping), 5:25; Tea Villila, UMD (interference), 7:09; Erika Magnusson, Mankato (hooking), 10:08; Emma Stauber, UMD (hooking), 17:38.

Third period --3. UMD, Jenna McParland 10 (Jessica Wong, Brigette Lacquette), 12:53. Penalties -- Nicole Germaine, Mankato (tripping), 7:11; Lacquette, UMD (tripping), 13:51.

Shots on goal -- Mankato 5-14-6-25, UMD 13-11-16-40. Goalies -- Erin Krichiver (1-0), Mankato (40 shots-39 saves); Kayla Black (12-11-3), UMD (25 shots-23 saves). Power plays -- Mankato 1-of-3, UMD 0-of-4. Referees -- Dan Lick, David Spivey. Linesmen -- Shane Paskey, Joe Oberg. A -- 1,019.

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