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UND women's hockey: St. Cloud squeezes past Sioux

St. Cloud State picked up a goal from the country's leading scorer and one from a freshman as the Huskies downed UND 2-1 on Friday night in a WCHA game at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

St. Cloud State picked up a goal from the country's leading scorer and one from a freshman as the Huskies downed UND 2-1 on Friday night in a WCHA game at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The loss dropped the Sioux to 4-12-1 in the league and 5-13-3 overall. St. Cloud State improved to 6-9-2 in the WCHA and 9-10-4 overall.

After UND freshman Ashley Furia scored her sixth goal of the season on a rebound early in the second period, the Huskies rattled off the next two goals for the win.

St. Cloud's Felica Nelson scored her 19th goal of the season, which leads the country, at 9:49 of the second period.

The Huskies closed out the scoring at 14:37 of the second when Lisa Martinson fired a slap shot from the right point on a St. Cloud power play. It was Martinson's first career goal.

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UND put the pressure on St. Cloud goalie Ashley Nixon (26 saves) but could not get the tying goal.

The Sioux outshot St. Cloud 27-20.

UND goalie Jorid Dagfinrud came up with 18 saves.

The teams wrap up their WCHA series this afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

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