Oct. 14, 2005
BOSTON – Junior goaltender Erika Vanderveer and the 10th-ranked Ohio State women’s hockey team shut out Northeastern, 3-0, Friday at Matthews Arena. The win improves the Buckeyes to 3-0-0 overall (2-0-0 WCHA) while the Huskies move to 1-1-0 (1-0-0 Hockey East). Vanderveer (Bradford, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) stopped all 26 shots faced to pick up her fourth career shutout and move to 3-0-0 this season. Ohio State continued their strong play on the penalty kill holding the Huskies scoreless on all six power play opportunities. That also included killing off two 5-on-3 advantages totaling 2:23.
The Buckeyes had two power-play opportunities in the opening stanza but could not capitalize on either as the teams skated to a scoreless first period. OSU had a 10-4 margin in shots on goal.
Ohio State jumped on the board at the 7:50 mark of the second period when junior Katie Maroney (La Porte, Ind./Culver Academy) shot the puck on net and sophomore Shelby Aldous (Lasalle, Ontario/Windsor Wildcats) flicked in the rebound to put the team up 1-0. It was the second goal of the season for Aldous and second assist of the season for Maroney.
The Buckeyes started the third period with a 1-0 lead, a 24-13 edge in shots and a 59-second 5-on-3 power play. Ohio State had a man advantage during the last minute of the period and upped it to a two-man advantage when Erin Reil was assessed a cross-checking penalty was the buzzer sounded. The Buckeyes were unable to score on the 5-on-3, but did increase their lead to 2-0 with a power play goal 11:14 into the period. Freshman Kelly Cahill (Farmington Hills, Mich./Honeybaked) fed the puck from the slot to junior Amber Bowman (Innisfil, Ontario/Beatrice Jr. Aeros) who lifted it in top shelf for her second goal of the season. It was the third assist for Cahill.
As the game entered the final four minutes, Northeastern had a 5-on-3 advantage but could not get the puck past Vanderveer. The Huskies also were unsuccessful when they went on the power play with three minutes remaining and pulled their goaltender Sarah Belliveau for a 6-on-4 advantage. NU skated over two and a half minutes without a goaltender. Ohio State finally put the game away when freshman Morgan Marziali (St. Mary’s, Ontario/London Devilettes) scored an empty netter at 19:48. She was assisted by senior Jana Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Cheifs). It was the second goal of the year for Marziali and second helper for Harrigan.
Overall, Ohio State outshot Northeastern 38-26. Four Buckeyes had five or more shots on goal, led by sophomore Erin Keys (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Durham) who had seven. OSU was 1-for-5 on the power play.
The Buckeyes and Huskies conclude their series with a 3 p.m. game Saturday.