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Nov. 25, 2006

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OWATONNA, Minn. – The Ohio State women’s hockey team rallied from a two-goal, third-period deficit to defeat Minnesota State, 4-3, on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna, Minn.

The come-from-behind win stretched OSU’s unbeaten streak to nine games (8-0-1), the longest in the country. The Buckeyes swept the weekend WCHA series, winning 2-1 on Friday, Nov. 24.

The Buckeyes improved to 10-5-1 on the year (6-5-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association), while the Mavericks dropped to 5-9-1 overall (3-8-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association).

Junior forward Erin Keys (St. Paul, Minn.), who was a game-time decision due to being sick, tallied two goals and an assist and senior Amber Bowman (Innisfil, Ontario) three assists to lead the Buckeyes.

For the second night in a row Ohio State jumped out in front, 1-0, on a Keys power-play goal at 4:45 of the first period. Junior Mallory Peckels (Minocqua, Wis.) and Tessa Bonhomme (Sudbury, Ontario) assisted on the goal. But Minnesota State responded quickly, tying the score at 1-1 at 7:07 of the first and then taking a 2-1 lead at 10:24 of the first.

Minnesota State pushed their lead to 3-1 with a goal at 3:32 of the second period. Through two periods Ohio State out-shot MSU 26-12 but trailed.

The Buckeyes responded to their two-goal deficit in dramatic fashion midway through the third period by scoring three goals in a span of 3:42 take a 4-3 lead. The second and third goals, both via the power-play, came within :45 seconds of each other. Keys scored OSU’s second goal at 9:12 of the third, assisted by Bowman and junior Lisa Chesson (Plainfield, Ill.), and Bonhomme the tying goal at the 9:57 mark. Keys and Bowman assisted on the third goal. The game-winner then came at the 12:54 mark on a goal by senior Krysta Skarda (Lake Elma, Minn.). Bowman and Chesson assisted on the game-winner.

Buckeye netminder Erika Vanderveer (Sr., Bradford, Ontario) made 19 saves on the night for OSU to improve to 9-2-1 on the year. Ohio State ended the game with 42 shots, while MSU had 22.

The Buckeyes were 3-for-5 on the power play in the game, while the Mavericks were 0-of-4.

Ohio State will have the next weekend off before traveling to Minnesota Duluth Dec. 8-9 for a two-game WCHA series.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2006-07 Ohio State Women’s Hockey Ohio State vs Minnesota State (Nov 25, 2006 at Owatonna, Minn.)

Ohio State (10-5-1, 6-5-1) vs. Minnesota State (5-9-1, 3-8-1) Date: Nov 25, 2006 Location: Owatonna, Minn. Arena: Four Seasons Centre Attendance:317 Start time:2:07 pm End time:4:07 Total time:2:00

Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Ohio State………. 1 0 3 – 4 Minnesota State….. 2 1 0 – 3

1st period – 1, OSU, Erin Keys/9 (Mallory Peckels/9, Tessa Bonhomme/11) 4:45 (pp). 2, MSU, Kristina Bunker/4 (Lindsay Macy/7, Kala Buganski/4) 7:07. 3, MSU, Ashley Young/2 (Megan Jedinak/1, Maggie Fisher/6) 10:24. Penalties – Lindsay Macy, MSU (checking) 3:36; Krysta Skarda, OSU (holding) 7:19; Amber Bowman, OSU (tripping) 16:45; Shelby Aldous, OSU (checking from behind) 18:04; Shelby Aldous, OSU (game misconduct) 18:04; Ashley Young, MSU (boarding) 18:26.

2nd period – 4, MSU, Jenna Hewitt/1 (Shera Vis/6, Andreanne Thibault/2) 3:32. Penalties – Kala Buganski, MSU (hooking) 3:51; Sammy Miller, MSU (tripping) 14:16.

3rd period – 5, OSU, Erin Keys/10 (Amber Bowman/13, Lisa Chesson/9) 9:12 (pp). 6, OSU, Tessa Bonhomme/6 (Amber Bowman/13, Lisa Chesson/10) 9:57 (pp). 7, OSU, Krysta Skarda/2 (Amber Bowman/14, Olivia Antognoli/1) 12:54. Penalties – Megan Jedinak, MSU (tripping) 8:24; Sammy Miller, MSU (roughing) 9:12; Rachel Davis, OSU (tripping) 10:17.

Shots on goal – OSU 13-13-16 42; MSU 6-6-10 22.

Power plays – OSU 3 of 5; MSU 0 of 4.

Penalties – OSU 5 (21 min); MSU 6 (12 min).

Goalies – OSU, Erika Vanderveer 8-2-1 (60:00 minutes, 22 shots-19 saves); MSU, Britni Kehler 5-8-1 (58:54, 42-38) , EMPTY NET (01:06, 0-0).

Penalty shots – None.

A-317 T-2:00 Three stars: 1. None 2. None 3. None Referee: Linesman: Win-Erika Vanderveer (8-2-1). Loss-Britni Kehler (5-8-1).