Oct. 22, 2005
DULUTH, Minn. – The ninth-ranked Ohio State women’s hockey team concluded its series against No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth with a 7-0 loss Saturday at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. The game marked the first time OSU has been held scoreless this season. The Buckeyes are now 4-2-0 overall with a 2-2-0 mark in WCHA games. UMD moves to 5-1-0 overall and in the conference.
Minnesota-Duluth scored on its first shot of the game for a quick 1-0 lead 38 seconds into the game. Sara O’Toole tallied the unassisted goal. Just over two minutes later the Bulldogs doubled their score to 2-0 on a goal by Allison Lehrke. The score was upped to 3-0 when Noemie Marin scored her third goal of the series at 14:02. The Bulldogs took their three-goal lead into the first intermission while out-shooting OSU 12-4.
Freshman Liana Bonanno (Mount Sinai, N.Y./Sound Shore Warriers) replaced starting OSU goaltender Erika Vanderveer (Bradford, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) after one period for her first minutes in net of her collegiate career.
Bonanno stopped 14 of 17 shots faced in the second period as Minnesota-Duluth added three more goals in a time span of 6:01 to double its lead to 6-0. Suvi Vacker started the scoring at 11:15, followed by a Michaela Lanzl power-play goal at 14:31 and a short-handed goal at 17:16 by Rachael Drazan. The Buckeyes fired 12 shots on goal in the second stanza but was unable to get anything past starting UMD goaltender Riitta Schaublin.
UMD scored its final goal 4:28 into the third period when Samantha Hough beat Bonanno to increase the lead to 7-0. The Buckeyes were only able to get one shot on goal in the period. Minnesota-Duluth finished with a 46-17 advantage in shots.
Vanderveer registered the loss, allowing three goals with nine saves to move to 4-2-0 this season. Bonanno made 30 saves in her first game. Schaublin stopped 16 shots and picked up the win for UMD to move to 5-1-0. Danielle Ciarletta replaced Schaublin early in the third period to finish out the game for the Bulldogs, making one save.
Ohio State was 0-for-3 in power play opportunities while Minnesota-Duluth was 2-for-7. Jessica Koizumi led UMD with three points on three assists while nine different Bulldogs collected at least one point.
The Buckeyes return to home ice for their next series, playing host to Minnesota State at the OSU Ice Rink Oct. 28-29. Game times are at 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday.