Needing a win to continue its season on Saturday, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team surged past Bemidji State University 4-1 to force a decisive game three in the WCHA quarterfinals.
It proved a lot can change from one day to the next.
The Bulldogs surrendered a late goal in the playoff opener on Friday, which led to a 2-1 loss.
On Saturday, however, the Bulldogs got goals from Naomi Rogge and Michelle Lowenhielm to jump out to a 2-1 lead early in the second period, and from there, they never looked back.
Anna Klein scored later in the second period and Katerina Mrazova padded UMD's lead with a goal in the opening stages of the third period.
Goaltender Jessica Convery stopped 30 of the 31 shots she faced. Bemidji State led 31-19 in shots on goal.
UMD improves to (15-5-4) overall on the season and tomorrow will face the Beavers in a winner-take-all third game at 2:07 p.m. at AMSOIL Arena. The winner will advance to the WCHA Final FaceOff next weekend at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.