November 10, 2018

The Ohio State Rally Falls Short Against Bemidji State

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BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team fell in its series finale against the Bemidji State University Beavers, 4-2 on Saturday at the Sanford Center.

The Nitty Gritty

  • Ohio State put the pressure on early, finishing the first period with an 11-to-8 shots-on-goal advantage, but none found the back of the net and the teams went into the second tied at 0-0
  • Bemidji State drew first blood with a goal from Abby Halluska just 2:11 into the second period.
  • The Buckeyes evened things when Charly Dahlquist scored her sixth goal of the season at the 6:35 mark of the second.
  • The deadlock would not last, however, as the Beavers responded with a goal from Paige Beebe at 7:57 to regain the lead, 2-1.
  • Moments later Madison Field played a rebound and found the back of the net to tie the game, and to notch the 50th goal of her career.
  • After the teams went into the locker room tied at 2-2, an early penalty in the third opened the door for BSU to take the lead on a power play goal from Haley Mack just 2:20 into the third.
  • The Buckeyes continued to pressure Bemidji in search of an equalizer, but the Beavers took advantage of an empty net late in the game to pad their lead, eventually handing the Buckeyes a 4-2 loss.
  • Emma Maltais, Tatum Skaggs, Sara Saekkinen and Jincy Dunne all finished with assists in the game.
  • For the game Ohio State outshot Bemidji 34-to-27.

First Period

The Buckeyes came out fierce and kept the pressure on Bemidji in the first. Neither team found the back of the net in the opening period, but OSU took an 11-to-8 SOG advantage into the second.

Second Period

Things picked up in the second as Bemidji jumped in front with the Halluska goal, but Dahlquist evened things up with a goal of her own shortly after. The Beavers regained the lead shortly after that with Beebe’s goal, but Field’s goal sent the teams into the intermission tied 2-2.

Third Period

Bemidji State took advantage of an OSU penalty just 33 seconds into the period as Mack scored to put BSU up 3-2. Ohio State kept the pressure up throughout the period, putting 12 SOG, but with less than a minute to play Jacqueline Kaasa took the puck and deposited it into the empty Ohio State net to hand the Buckeyes a 4-2 loss.

What’s Next?

The Buckeyes aim to get things back on track when they host No. 8 Minnesota Duluth next weekend. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6:07 p.m. at the OSU Ice Rink.