Dec. 14, 2002
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team (6-10-2, 4-6-2 WCHA) shutout No. 8 Princeton (8-4-2, 3-1-0 ECAC), 4-0, Saturday at Hobey Baker Memorial Rink in Princeton, N. J. The shutout is the second for the Buckeyes this season.
Ohio State and Princeton battled for a goal in the first period. Both teams came up short. The Buckeyes and Tigers each recorded seven shots.
Jeni Creary (So., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan/Notre Dame) started the second stanza off with a Buckeye goal 56 seconds into the period. The goal was assisted by Meaghan Mulvaney (So., Sylvania, Ohio/Honeybaked). Princeton’s Gretchen Anderson received a penalty for tripping at 2:04, causing OSU’s first power-play opportunity. Ohio State Emma Laaksonen (Jr., Espoo, Finland/Team Finland/Blues Espoo) capitalized on the opportunity tallying a power play goal at 2:34 assisted by Jana Harrigan (Fr., Burlington, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs). Harrigan followed with a goal of her own assisted by Shana Frost (Sr., Frankford, Ontario/Beatrice North York Aeros) and Jaclyn Haines (So., Rossland, British Columbia/Team Pacific/Team British Columbia) at 9:31. At the end of the period, Ohio State led 3-0 on the scoreboard and 13-8 in shots. The Buckeyes held the Tigers scoreless on all three of their power plays in the period.
Princeton came at strong at the beginning of the third period. But, Ohio State kept up its momentum it gained in the second. OSU’s Mulvaney brought the puck up the ice on a breakaway, but her shot hit the post. Laaksonen soon gained control of the puck and recorded her second goal of the game at 7:41 assisted by Mulvaney.
The Buckeyes outshot the Tigers 28-20. The Buckeyes held Princeton scoreless on all five of its power-play opportunities. Ohio State was 1-for-4 on the power play.
Ohio State goalkeeper April Stojak (Sr., Kent, Ohio/Shattuck-St. Mary’s) saved 20 shots in 60 minutes of play. Princeton’s Sarah Ahlguist recorded 17 saves in 40 minutes and Roxanne Gaudiel recorded seven saves in 20 minutes.
OSU split the series against Princeton. The Buckeyes lead the Tigers, 3-2, in the all-time series.
Ohio State is taking a two-week break from play during the holidays. The Buckeyes will return to action for a two-game road trip out east. OSU faces Dartmouth at 7 p.m. Jan. 2nd at Thompson Arena in Hanover, N.H. The Buckeyes then travel to Canton, N.Y., where they will take on St. Lawrence at 7 p.m. Jan. 4th at Appleton Arena in Canton, N. Y.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2002-03 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY Ohio State vs Princeton (Dec 14, 2002 at Princeton, N.J.)
Ohio State (6-10-2; 4-6-2 WCHA) vs. Princeton (8-4-2; 3-1-0 ECAC) Date: Dec 14, 2002 Location: Princeton, N.J. Arena: Hobey Baker Rink Attendance:178 Start time:7:02 PM End time:8:56 PM Total time:1:46
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Total Ohio State 0 3 1 4 Princeton 0 0 0 0
1st period – Penalties – 2nd period – 1, OSU, Jeni Creary/9 (Meaghan Mulvaney) :56. 2, OSU, Emma Laaksonen/4 (Jana Harrigan) 2:24 (pp). 3, OSU, Jana Harrigan/6 (Shana Frost, Jaclyn Haines) 9:31. Penalties – Gretchen Anderson, PRI (tripping) 2:04; Emma Laaksonen, OSU (obstruction-holding) 3:27; Heather Farrell, OSU (charging) 6:38; Jaclyn Haines, OSU (tripping) 9:39; Angela Gooldy, PRI (hooking) 16:56. 3rd period – 4, OSU, Emma Laaksonen/5 (Meaghan Mulvaney) 7:41. Penalties – Katherine Maglione, PRI (obstruction-interference) 4:32; Andrea Kilbourne, PRI (cross-checking) 10:50; Sarah Butsch, PRI (interference) 12:35; Jeni Creary, OSU (slashing) 13:56; Heather Farrell, OSU (cross-checking) 17:13. Shots on goal – OSU 7-13-8 28; PRI 7-8-5 20. Power plays – OSU 1 of 4; PRI 0 of 5. Penalties – OSU 5 (10 min); PRI 5 (10 min). Goalies – OSU, April Stojak 4-6-1 (60:00 minutes, 20 shots-20 saves); PRI, Sarah Ahlquist 2-1-1 (40:00, 20-17) , Roxanne Gaudiel (20:00, 8-7). A-178 T-1:46 Three stars: 1. Emma Laaksonen 2. Jana Harrigan 3. Meaghan Mulvaney Referee:Derek Zuckerman Asst Ref:Mike Ross; Meg Hishmeh Win-April Stojak (4-6-1). Loss-Sarah Ahlquist (2-1-1).