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Whitecaps Tie Bulldogs 2-2

02/08/2018, 7:15am CST
By Whitecaps Staff

Lundquist and Menke score for the Whitecaps and Friend gets the win in net

The Whitecaps traveled to Duluth through blowing snow and icy roads on February 3 and returned home with a 2-2 tie over the Bulldogs in one of the team's best games of the season. 

UMD opened the scoring at 16:44 of the first period when Sydney Brodt finished off a nice passing play, giving her team the 1-0 lead at the first intermission. 

The Whitecaps came back strong in the second and got on the board after Annelise Rice's individual effort to create a turnover in the neutral zone resulted in a goal by Sadie Lundquist. Allie Thunstrom and Rice assisted on a nice play by Lundquist who buried the puck past the Bulldog netminder at 9:07 of the period.

A little over six minutes later, the Whitecaps converted on the power play as defenseman Lisa Martinson fired a wrist shot that Amy Menke deflected into the back of the net. The Whitecaps outshot the Bulldogs in the second period 16-12 and headed into the second intermission leading 2-1.

UMD came out strong in the third and tied the game at two just twenty-three seconds into the period, as Brodt struck again for the Bulldogs. The game would end 2-2, so a scoreless 5-minute overtime followed before UMD won a 3-player shootout. 

Final shots on goal were 37-27 in favor of the Bulldogs, as Whitecaps goaltender Julie Friend made 35 saves. The Whitecaps were 1-2 on the power play and the Bulldogs were 0-2.

A summary of the game can be found here.

Photo Credit: Brett Groehler, UMD Athletics

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