WCHA women: SCSU wins 1-0, sweeps Bemidji State

St. Cloud State sophomore goalie Julie Friend

BEMIDJI — Julie Friend had 39 saves and Abby Ness scored at 14:33 of the third period to give the St. Cloud State women’s hockey team a 1-0 WCHA win over Bemidji State.

The win gives the Huskies (2-2 WCHA, 2-2 overall) a series sweep of the Beavers (0-2, 1-4).

Ness, a sophomore from Roseau, scored the even strength goal with assists from Kalli Funk and Molli Mott. It was the first college shutout for Friend, a sophomore from Minnetonka.

St. Cloud State sophomore Abby Ness.

Both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play. Bemidji State goalie Abby Ryplanski had 27 saves.

SCSU 0 0 1 1
BSU 0 0 0 0


First period: No scoring.

Second period: No scoring.

Third period: 1. SCSU — Abby Ness 1 (Kalli Funk, Molli Mott) 14:33.

Goaltenders: SCSU — Julie Friend (39 saves); BSU — Abby Ryplanski (27 saves).

Mick Hatten

About Mick Hatten

I cover St. Cloud State hockey and I am a general assignment reporter for the sports department at the Times. 2012-13 was my third season covering the Huskies hockey programs. My wife Kristin and I have two boys (Luke, 5, and Josh, 3) and we live in St. Cloud. I have had two stints working at the Times. I worked here from 1986-91 as a part-time sports reporter and intern. I have been back since Aug. 1999. I spent one year as the prep sports coordinator, six years as the St. Cloud State reporter (football, men's and women's basketball and everything else but hockey) and spent four years as the Citizen Times editor. The last two years, I was also the editor of the Rocori Times and Sauk Rapids-Rice Times sections, which are mailed directly to people in those two school districts. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MickHatten or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimesmick. I do online chats about college hockey during the season from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at www.sctimes.com.
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