Kerigan Dowhy earned her first career shutout as the Bemidji State University women's hockey team closed the door on the University of Minnesota Duluth's (UMD) season with a 3-0 win in Game 3 of the WCHA playoffs on Saturday at AMSOIL Arena.
For just the second time in program history, the Bulldogs won't advance to the WCHA playoff semifinals. The Beavers, meanwhile, will next Saturday face the University of Wisconsin at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.
Bemidji State was handed a first period lead thanks to a goal from Emily Bergland, and from there, the Bulldogs couldn't catch up. Haley Mack made it 2-0 with three minutes left in regulation, with Proctor, Minn. native Reilly Fawcett earning an assist.
The Bulldogs pulled goaltender Jessica Convery with just over a minute to go, and the Beavers took advantage with an empty net goal from former Bulldog Bailey Wright.
UMD was outshot 25-24, with 18 of those shots coming in the final two frames. Convery ended up making 22 saves, while Dowhy stopped all 22 shots she faced.
The Bulldogs finish the 2017-18 season (15-16-4) overall and will say goodbye to their seven seniors -- Linnea Hedin, Jessica Convery, Jessica Healey, Lynn Astrup, Catherine Daoust, Michelle Lowenhielm, and Katerina Mrazova.