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Oct. 9, 2004

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team fell in its season-opener to St. Cloud State, 2-1, Friday at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. Game one of the series marked the first contest for both teams this season. St. Cloud State improves to 1-0-0 and 1-0-0 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action, while the Buckeyes drop to 0-1-0, 0-1-0 WCHA.

Ohio State and St. Cloud State return to action at 7:05 p.m. Saturday to faceoff in game two of the series at the OSU Ice Rink.

At the beginning of the game, St. Cloud State came out strong taking a 1-0 lead in the first period. SCSU’s Tina Ciraulo knocked in a top-shelf goal on the Huskies first power-play chance of the game at 10:22. SCSU outshot OSU six to three in the stanza.

In the second period, St. Cloud State’s Ashley Stewart picked up the puck along the boards to score an unassisted breakaway goal at 10:59. Less than a minute later, Ohio State followed with a goal of its own. Senior captain Meaghan Mulvaney (Sylvania, Ohio) tipped in a shot from sophomore Amber Bowman (Innisfil, Ontario), to score her first goal of the season and 20th of her career. Bowman and junior Jana Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario) assisted on the goal. OSU posted eight shots to SCSU’s six.

The teams skated scoreless in the third period. Ohio State stepped up its game recording 15 shots to SCSU’s two. OSU pulled its goalie with 1:08 remaining in the game, but the Buckeyes were unable to tie the game.

OSU goalie Melissa Glaser (Sr., Rockford, Ill.) played 58:5 minutes in net, posting 12 saves on 14 shots. St. Cloud State’s Lauri St. Jacques played the full 60 minutes and stopped 25-of-26 shots.

The Buckeyes outshot the Huskies 26-14. Each team scored one power-play goal. OSU was 1-for-4 on the power-play, while SCSU was 1-for-2.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) St. Cloud State vs Ohio State (Oct 08, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)

St. Cloud State (1-0-0; 1-0-0 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (0-1-0; 0-1-0 WCHA) Date: Oct 08, 2004 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:289 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:07 pn Total time:2:00

Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- St. Cloud State….. 1 1 0 – 2 Ohio State………. 0 1 0 – 1

1st period – 1, SCSU, Tina Ciraulo/1 (Kristy Oonincx/1, Laura Fast/1) 10:22 (pp). Penalties – Kristy Oonincx, SCSU (checking) 3:15; Meaghan Mulvaney, OSU (tripping) 9:06; Jaclyn Haines, OSU (holding) 18:58.

2nd period – 2, SCSU, Ashley Stewart/1 10:59. 3, OSU, Meaghan Mulvaney/1 (Amber Bowman/1, Jana Harrigan/1) 11:41 (pp). Penalties – Hilary Spires, SCSU (checking) 7:11; Kelly Stewart, SCSU (high sticking) 11:22; Bobbie Anderson, SCSU (slashing) 17:32.

3rd period – Penalties

Shots on goal – SCSU 6-6-2 14; OSU 3-8-15 26 Power plays – SCSU 1 of 2; OSU 1 of 4. Penalties – SCSU 4 (8 min); OSU 2 (4 min). Goalies – SCSU, Lauri St. Jacques 1-0-0 (60:00 minutes, 26 shots-25saves); OSU, Melissa Glaser 0-1-0 (58:52, 14-12) , EMPTY NET (01:08, 0-0). A-289 T-2:00

Three stars: 1. Lauri St. Jacques 2. Ashley Stewart 3. Meaghan Mulvaney

Referee:Chris Perraut Linesman:Joe Harris; Kelli O’Brian

Win-Lauri St. Jacques (1-0-0). Loss-Melissa Glaser (0-1-0).