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Feb. 14, 2003

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore Jeni Creary (So., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan/College of Notre Dame/Notre Dame) scored with 1:24 remaining in overtime to lift the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team (9-18-2, 6-11-2 WCHA) to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota State (9-17-3, 2-1-3 WCHA) Friday at OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State faces Minnesota State, Mankato at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The game will mark the final meeting between the teams during the regular season.

Ohio State had several scoring opportunities but was unable to get the puck in the net during the first period. At the end of the period, the Buckeyes led 14-6 in shots.

The Buckeyes came out strong in the second period. They dominated the MSU defense, recording 12 shots, while holding the Mavericks to just four shots. The Buckeye power-play unit had two scoring opportunities, but was unable to capitalize on the chances.

OSU’s Jennifer Desson (So., Niagara Falls, Ontario/St. Paul’s/Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres) scored the first goal of the game, her seventh of the season, at 11:38 of the third. The goal was assisted by Lindsey Steblen (Jr., Clayton, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Lake Placid Rockets) and Creay. Minnesota State’s Nicole Magnuson tied the game at 16:11 on the Mavericks’ power play. OSU led 10-6 in shots during the period.

The Buckeyes dominated the overtime period, tallying six shots to MSU’s zero. Ohio State’s Creary scored the game-winning goal at 3:36, assisted by Desson and Meaghan Mulvaney (So., Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview/Honeybaked).

The Buckeyes outshot the Mavericks 42-16. The Buckeyes were 0-for-3 on the power play. Ohio State held Minnesota State scoreless on 2-of-3 power-play opportunities.

Ohio State goalkeeper April Stojak (Sr., Kent, Ohio/Shattuck-St. Mary’s) saved 15 shots in 63:35 minutes of play. Minnesota State’s Shari Vogt recorded 40 saves in 63:36 minutes.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2002-03 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY Minnesota State vs Ohio State (Feb 14, 2003 at Columbus, Ohio)

Minnesota State (9-17-3, 2-14-3 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (9-18-2, 6-11-2 WCHA) Date: Feb 14, 2003 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Arena Attendance:225 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:07 pm Total time:2:02

Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Total Minnesota State 0 0 1 0 1 Ohio State 0 0 1 1 2

1st period – Penalties – Katie Frohreich, OSU (checking) 8:16; Devon Nichols, MSU (interference) 13:18.

2nd period – Penalties – Kristina Koga, MSU (hooking) 7:08; Melissa Pirie, OSU (obstruction-interference) 11:09; Lindsay McCulloch, MSU (checking) 16:26.

3rd period – 1, OSU, Jennifer Desson/7 (Lindsey Steblen/2, Jeni Creary/13) 11:38. 2, MSU, Nicole Magnuson/2 (Kearstin Solberg/7, Tristin Stephenson/9) 16:11 (pp). Penalties – Jeni Creary, OSU (hooking) 14:51.

OT period – 3, OSU, Jeni Creary/16 (Jennifer Desson/12, Meaghan Mulvaney/9) 3:36. Penalties –

Shots on goal – MSU 6-4-6-0 16; OSU 14-12-10-6 42.

Power plays – MSU 1 of 3; OSU 0 of 3.

Penalties – MSU 3 (6 min); OSU 3 (6 min).

Goalies – MSU, Shari Vogt 5-15-2 (63:36 minutes, 42 shots-40 saves); OSU, April Stojak 6-12-1 (63:35, 16-15) , EMPTY NET (00:01, 0-0).

A-225 T-2:02 Three stars: 1. Jeni Creary 2. Jennifer Desson 3. Shari Vogt Referee:Bill Kronschnabel Asst Ref:Kelli O’Brian; Evonne Young Win-April Stojak (6-12-1). Loss-Shari Vogt (5-15-2).