Bulldogs Fall, Home Ice Still in Jeopardy

By KBJR News 1

February 22, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Karissa Grapp made 26 saves on Friday night in her first-ever collegiate start for the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) women's hockey team, but #8-ranked North Dakota scored two empty-net goals late in the third to earn a 4-1 win at AMSOIL Arena.

The loss leaves open the possibility that UMD won't have home-ice advantage in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs, with an Ohio State victory meaning the two teams are now tied for fourth place in the league.

Brigette Lacquette scored the lone goal of the game for UMD, which now needs a Saturday night win to ensure they play at home for the first playoff series.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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