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Nov. 30, 2003

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team earns third consecutive series sweep with a 2-1 victory over the Niagara Purple Eagles Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes improve their record to 7-5-0 overall (5-5-0 WCHA), as they earned their sixth consecutive victory this season. The Purple Eagles fall to 2-8-2 overall (1-2-1 CHA) this season.

The teams were scoreless in the first period. Each team had two power-play chances, but was unable to convert. Ohio State posted 14 shots to Niagara’s five.

In the second period, Niagara’s Candice Moxley scored the first goal of the game for the Purple Eagles at 1:59. Ohio State came back scoring two goals of its own. OSU’s Meaghan Mulvaney (Jr., Sylvania, Ohio) and Emma Laaksonen (Sr., Espoo, Finland) set up Jeni Creary (Jr., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan) for a power play goal in front of the net at 8:05. OSU juniors Jaclyn Haines (Jr., Rossland, British Columbia) and Creary turned over the puck in the defensive zone for Buckeye captain Mulvaney to score a goal of her own at 15:50. OSU outshot NU 11-6 in the period.

Despite not scoring an additional goal, the Buckeyes dominated the third period with 18 shots to the Purple Eagles’ nine. Ohio State had three power-play opportunities in the stanza, but was unable to convert. Niagara called a timeout and pulled its goalie with 1:43 remaining. The Buckeye defense held the Purple Eagles scoreless to end the game.

OSU goaltender Erika Vanderveer (Fr., Bradford, Ontario) recorded 19 saves on 20 Niagara shots. NU’s goalie Allison Rutledge tallied 41 saves on 43 Buckeye shots. The Buckeyes outshot the Purple Eagles 43-20. Ohio State held Niagara scoreless on all three power plays. The Buckeyes capitalized on 1-of-8 power plays.

Ohio State continues non-conference action as it travels to face Northeastern Dec. 12-13 in Boston, Mass. Then, the squad goes on a three-week hiatus for the holiday season. The Buckeyes return to action vs. St. Cloud State Jan. 3-4 in Columbus.

Notes

– Ohio State earned its sixth consecutive victory and third consecutive sweep of the season.

– Vanderveer continued her winning streak as recorded her third consecutive win in her third game in goal for the Buckeyes. Vanderveer has only allowed one goal as a Buckeye, tallying 68 saves in three games this season.

– Freshman Tessa Bonhomme posted a season high 11 shots in a game. Bonhomme held the previous record of eight shots in the Minnesota-Duluth game Oct. 25.

– Haines recorded her first assist of the season on the game-winning goal.

– The squad tallied a season high of 43 shots in a game. The previous record was 34 shots vs. Minnesota-Duluth Oct. 25.

– The series marked the first time Ohio State and Niagara have faced off. The Buckeyes lead the Purple Eagles 2-0-0 in the all-time series.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2003-04 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY Niagara vs Ohio State (Nov 30, 2003 at Columbus, Ohio)

Niagara (2-8-2, 1-2-1 CHA) vs. Ohio State (7-5-0, 5-5-0 WCHA) Date: Nov 30, 2003 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:259 Start time:2:05 pm End time:4:12 pn Total time:2:07

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

1st period – Penalties – Melissa Pirie, OSU (interference) 3:55; Sweeney, Katie, NIA (holding) 8:31; Katie Maroney, OSU (cross-checking) 15:34; Macauley, Dawn, NIA (checking) 15:54.

2nd period – 1, NIA, Moxley, Candice/3 (Gray, Katie/4, McLellan, Ann/1) 1:59. 2, OSU, Jeni Creary/3 (Meaghan Mulvaney/4, Emma Laaksonen/8) 8:05 (pp). 3, OSU, Meaghan Mulvaney/4 (Jeni Creary/5, Jaclyn Haines/1) 15:50. Penalties – Smith, Meagan, NIA (cross-checking) 6:09; Jana Harrigan, OSU (obstruction-tripping) 11:18; Boulanger, Sarah, NIA (holding) 16:14; Toth, Erin, NIA (cross-checking) 16:48; Donovan, Chelsea, NIA (high sticking) 19:54.

3rd period – Penalties – O’Hara, Kerri-Lynn, NIA (checking) 6:36; Donovan, Chelsea, NIA (interference) 12:41.

Shots on goal – NIA 5-6-9 20; OSU 14-11-18 43.

Power plays – NIA 0 of 3; OSU 1 of 8.

Penalties – NIA 8 (16 min); OSU 3 (6 min).

Goalies – NIA, Rutledge, Allison 2-6-1 (58:17 minutes, 43 shots-41 saves) , EMPTY NET (01:43, 0-0); OSU, Erika Vanderveer 3-0-0 (60:00, 20-19). A-259 T-2:07 Three stars: 1. Meaghan Mulvaney 2. Jeni Creary 3. Moxley, Candice Referee:Evonne Young Linesman:Erin Blair; Kelli O’Brian Win-Erika Vanderveer (3-0-0). Loss-Rutledge, Allison (2-6-1).