Minnesota State women’s hockey on fire

Last weekend’s sweep was a dominant showing from MSU, now 9-12 on the year.

On Friday MSU beat Lindenwood 6-1, but it was a much closer game Saturday, with MSU coming out with a 4-3 win.

Six different players scored in Friday’s game showing off the team’s versatility. 

The Mavericks started the first period with goals from JuliAnna Gazdik and Sydney Langseth. The Mavs didn’t stop firing after the first period and kept up the momentum with Janessa Gazdik and Jamie Nelson on a power play with her 12th goal of the season. 

The third period was Icing on the cake, starting with a goal from Whittney Tuttle just 14 seconds into the period. The Mavs dominated from here, but Lindenwood responded with a goal eight minutes into the period. The Mavs responded four minutes later with a goal from Charlotte Akervik. 

The Mavericks were dominant, and it showed from the start of the game to the end. The game saw goals from freshmen, sophomores and seniors, showing the youth and maturity of the team. 

The dominance and versatility of the Mavericks didn’t stop. However, their grit and determination would be the main factors in completing the sweep as Lindenwood would come in firing and looking for redemption after the domination from MSU. 

The first period was unkind to the Mavericks as Lindenwood opened the scoring in the first six minutes with two goals. The Mavericks were unable to respond for the rest of the period as Lindenwood led 2-0.

The Mavericks turned on that gear in the second period, showing the signs of dominance they have played with. 

Charlotte Akervik opened the scoring for the Mavs four minutes into the second period on power play which was the 52nd of her career making her the MSU defender with the most career points. Sydney Langseth followed up with 5 minutes left in the period to tie the game 2-2.

The third period could be described as chaotic and fun. But it ultimately became the comeback story for the Mavs. 

The Mavericks scored a power play goal, this time by Kennedy Bobyck four minutes into the third. 

In the 12th minute, Lindenwood would get a goal back to tie the game 3-3.

Less than a minute later, Alexis Paddington responded with her first goal of the season to ultimately clinch the win for the Mavericks. It was her third game-winning career goal. 

MSU has won seven of its last 10 games, and looks to continue that momentum against St. Cloud State. 

Header Photo: After a sweep against Lindenwood last weekend, the Minnesota State women’s hockey team will be back in action Friday when it opens a series against St. Cloud State at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. (Photo courtesy Maverick Athletics)

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