CANTON, N.Y. — The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs finished off a two-game series with the St. Lawrence Saints by beating the Saints 4-1 Sunday afternoon, making the Bulldogs 6-0-0 all-time in the series.
The game was physical from the start with each team tallying 11 penalties before the end.
The Bulldogs didn’t waste any time putting themselves on the scoreboard. UMD’s Jessi Flink scored the first goal of the game on the first shift of the game at 1:09. The Bulldogs then tallied the final goal of the period on a power-play goal by Laurie Alexander, with an assist from Hanne Sikio, with one minute remaining in the period.
Despite matching the number of shots on net, at 10 apiece, the Saints were unable to put the puck past UMD goaltender Patricia Sautter.
The second period continued the battle with both teams unable to put the puck in the net. Rachel Barrie kept the Bulldog lead to 2-0 stopping 13 shots, while the Saints were only able to get four shots.
Sikio gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead on a blazing slapshot on the power play at 1:26 into the final period.
Trisha Powers was able to cut the Bulldog lead to 3-1 when she tipped the puck in after Amanda Sargeant’s wraparound attempt.
The Saints then had a 6-on-3 advantage with two minutes left in regulation after pulling their goalie while the Bulldogs had two penalties; but Bulldog Navada Russell took a slapshot from her own goal line and found the St. Lawrence net, securing the Bulldogs the win at 4-1.