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Oct. 30, 2004

Box Score

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Junior forward Jana Harrigan led the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team to 5-4 victory over North Dakota Saturday night at Ralph Englestad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. The Buckeyes continue their best start improving to 5-3-0 overall and in the WCHA. The Fighting Sioux fall to 2-6-0 overall and in the WCHA.

“We had a couple of goals going into tonight’s game,” Jackie Barto, Ohio State head coach, said. “One was to outshoot North Dakota and to crash the net. I felt we obtained both of those goals tonight. We were striving for consistency and these two point were crucial.”

Ohio State came out strong outshooting North Dakota 13-3 in the first period. Senior defenseman Jaclyn Haines (Rossland, British Columbia) scored her first goal of the season on a shot from the blueline at 16:51. Sophomore Krysta Skarda (Lake Elmo, Minn.) and freshman Shelby Aldous (LaSalle, Ontario) assisted on the Buckeye goal.

The second period was similar to last night’s contest, a back-and-forth battle between the teams. North Dakota scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the stanza to take a 2-1 lead by Marissa Hangsleben and Cami Wooster at 6:39 and 10:50, respectively. Ohio State soon followed with two goals of its own. Junior Jana Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario) took a shot on the back side of the goalie for a goal at 11:08, assisted by Meaghan Mulvaney (Sr., Sylvania, Ohio). Harrigan capitalized on a power play at 13:03 for her second goal of the game at 13:03, assisted by sophomore Tessa Bonhomme (Sudbury, Ontario). The Buckeyes outshot UND 14-4 in the second stanza.

North Dakota opened up the third period with a power-play goal by Wooster nine seconds into the stanza. Ohio State’s Harrigan and Mulvaney set-up senior Jeni Creary (Shell Lake, Saskatchewan) for a power-play goal in front of the net at 7:42. Bonhomme scored two minutes later on a shot from the blueline high into the back of the net. Harrigan earned the assists as she sent the pass out to Bonhomme from the faceoff. The Fighting Sioux outshot OSU 13 to eight in the final period.

Ohio State sophomore goalie Erika Vanderveer (Bradford, Ontario) recorded 16 saves in the full 60 minutes in net. North Dakota’s goalie Amber Hasbargen recorded 30 saves in 60 minutes.

The Buckeyes outshot UND 35 to 20. Ohio State was 2-for-6 on the power play and held North Dakota scoreless on both its power-play chances.

Ohio State takes on 2004 defending national champion No. 1 Minnesota at 1:05 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. The game Oct. 7 will be televised live by Fox Sports Net North.