Thursday, December 1 2022

Mankato, Minn.— Paced by a four-point game from the junior winger Jamie NelsonMinnesota State scored four unanswered goals over the past two periods in a 5-1 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in downtown Mankato.

The match was tied 1-1 at the end of the first 20 minutes of action. The Mavericks struck first on a goal from Jamie Nelson at 12:34 p.m. before the Pioneers responded less than a minute later with a goal from Cassandra Nevers at 1:29 a.m.

Taylor Otremba notched her third goal of the season at 1:45 of the second period when she converted on a rebound chance to give the Mavericks a 2-1 lead. Alexis Paddington conceded with a power play marker at 15:19, picking up the puck after by Kennedy Bobyk shot at goal. Claire Butorac got its second goal of the season on a backhand at 17:04 after finding a loose puck at the edge of the slot and at the end of two periods of play, Minnesota State led 4-1.

Nelson got his second goal of the game and third of the season Рcovering a backhand past the Sacr̩-Coeur goalkeeper Carly Greene at 7:35 a.m. during the closing period. The goal completed a four-point effort from Nelson, who finished with two goals and two assists in the win.

The Mavericks had a 44-17 shots on goal advantage in the contest. Junior Lauren Barbro stopped 16 shots to raise his record to 3-5-0 this season.

The Mavericks, now 5-7-0 overall, will face UW-Eau Claire in a home exhibition game Nov. 14 before a league home-and-away series Nov. 19-20 with St. Thomas.

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