March 9, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team continues to break new ground for the program as it faces the No. 4 seed Boston College in the first NCAA tournament game in program history. The game is set for a 1 p.m. start at the Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The game can be streamed on ESPN3 through the Watch ESPN app.
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes (23-10-4, 14-6-4 WCHA) out-shot the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in their WCHA Final Faceoff Semifinal on Saturday, but could not find the back of the net, losing 2-0. Freshman goaltender Amanda Zeglen played well in the biggest challenge of her career, stopping 26 of the 27 shots she faced.
Charly Dahlquist and Maddy Field led the way for the Buckeyes with seven SOG each. The WCHA Rookie of the Year Emma Maltais tallied six SOG, while Dani Sadek and Tatum Skaggs finished with four each. Sadek made her presence felt on the defensive end as well, blocking four shots. Fellow blue-liner Jincy Dunne got in on the block party as the All-WCHA First Team defender finished with four blocks as well. Lauren Boyle tallied three blocks in the game.
The Buckeyes Make The Tournament
Emma Maltais leads the WCHA with 40 points and 1.14 points-per-game. Her five game winning goals are tied for the league lead, and her 24 assists are tied for second in the league. Skaggs leads the WCHA with 23 goals and .62 goals-per-game. Her 37 points are tied for third in the conference. Kassidy Sauvé’s nine shutouts are good for second in the WCHA and rank third in the nation. Her 849 saves lead the conference and come in at sixth in the NCAA.
About The Eagles
Boston College’s (30-4-3, 19-2-3 Hockey East) high-powered offense features the dynamic duo of Daryl Watts and Caitrin Lonergan, the top two point scorers in the NCAA. Watts leads the nation with 82 points from 42 goals and 40 assists. The freshman is one of the three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey. Lonergan’s 75 points rank second nationally. Forty-five of the sophomore’s points are from assists, the highest assist total in the NCAA. Coming in third on the team in points is Makenna Newkirk with 61, coming from 24 goals and 37 assists. The Eagles finished the regular season atop the Hockey East rankings before falling in the conference tournament semifinals. This is the first meeting between Ohio State and Boston College in women’s ice hockey.