Feb. 13, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team was defeated by Minnesota State, 4-1, Friday night at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn. The Buckeyes fall to 13-10-2 overall and 9-9-1 in the WCHA, while the Mavericks improved to 14-9-3 and 7-7-3 in the WCHA.
Ohio State and Minnesota State face off at 5:05 p.m. EST Saturday at All Seasons Arena for game two of the Buckeyes’ final road series this season.
Minnesota State scored its first goal early in the first period to take a 1-0 lead. MSU’s Melanie Salatino scored an unassisted goal at 5:06. Ohio State had one power play but was unable to capitalize on the opportunity. The Buckeyes were able to hold Minnesota State scoreless on two power-play chances. The Mavericks outshot the Buckeyes 12-10 in the first stanza.
Ohio State came out strong tallying 14 shots while holding Minnesota State to six. The Buckeyes could not score on any of their three power-play chances. The Mavericks scored two additional goals in the second period. MSU’s Autumn Conway and Salatino scored the two goals, respectively.
Ohio State cut the Mavericks lead to two as the Buckeyes’ leading scorer Jana Harrigan (So., Burlington, Ontario) scored an unassisted goal at 6:21. The Buckeyes tried to come back in the third period, but could not the puck past MSU’s goaltender. OSU called a timeout and pulled its goalie with 1:37 remaining in the game. Minnesota State’s Conway took advantage of the situation and scored an empty net goal at 19:03 to secure the victory.
OSU freshman goalie Erika Vanderveer (Fr., Bradford, Ontario) recorded 21 saves and allowed four goals. MSU goalie Shari Vogt stopped 37-of-38 Buckeye chances.
Ohio State’s penalty-killing unit held Minnesota State scoreless goal on all five power-play chances. OSU was 0-for-4 on the power play. Ohio State outshot Minnesota State 38-25 in the game.
The game tonight marked the first time OSU goalie Erika Vanderveer has started a series opener this season.
The Buckeyes loss marks their first to Minnesota State in the five-year history of the program. Ohio State continues to lead the all-time series 16-1-2.
The loss marked, OSU goalie Erika Vanderveer’s first of the season. She fell to 5-1-1 on the season.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2003-04 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY Ohio State vs Minnesota State (Feb 13, 2004 at Mankato, Minn.)
Ohio State (13-10-2, 9-9-2 WCHA) vs. Minnesota State (14-9-3, 7-7-3 WCHA) Date: Feb 13, 2004 Location: Mankato, Minn. Arena: All Seasons Arena Attendance:271 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:05 pm Total time:2:00
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Ohio State………. 0 0 1 – 1 Minnesota State….. 1 2 1 – 4
1st period – 1, MSU, Melanie Salatino/16 5:09. Penalties – Krysta Skarda, OSU (slashing) 8:26; Amber Bowman, OSU (hooking) 12:55; Autumn Conway, MSU (checking) 16:27. 2nd period – 2, MSU, Autumn Conway/5 (Megan Jedinak/4) :48. 3, MSU, Melanie Salatino/17 (Amber Sharratt/10) 12:18. Penalties – TEAM, OSU (too many on ice) 3:08; Devon Nichols, MSU (slashing) 5:32; Devon Nichols, MSU (interference) 14:09; Kearstin Solberg, MSU (roughing) 16:49. 3rd period – 4, OSU, Jana Harrigan/10 6:21. 5, MSU, Autumn Conway/6 (Amanda Osborn/8) 19:03 (empty net). Penalties – Sammy Miller, MSU (interference) 3:13; Krysta Skarda, OSU (interference) 4:12; Meaghan Mulvaney, OSU (checking) 7:19; Shera Vis, MSU (roughing) 7:19. Shots on goal – OSU 10-14-14 38; MSU 12-6-7 25. Power plays – OSU 0 of 5; MSU 0 of 4. Penalties – OSU 5 (10 min); MSU 6 (12 min). Goalies – OSU, Erika Vanderveer 5-1-1 (59:20 minutes, 24 shots-21 saves) , EMPTY NET (00:40, 0-0); MSU, Shari Vogt 13-8-3 (60:00, 38-37). A-271 T-2:00. Three stars: 1. Melanie Salatino 2. Autumn Conway 3. Jana Harrigan Referee:Brad Shepard Linesman:Lisa Albers; Ray Doocey Win-Shari Vogt (13-8-3). Loss-Erika Vanderveer (5-1-1).