St. CLOUD, Minn. — The No. 9 Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team (16-11-0, 10-9-0 WCHA) got things back on track with a 4-0 win against the St. Cloud State University Huskies (8-19-2, 3-15-0 WCHA) on Friday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
The Nitty Gritty
Ohio State came out on fire in the opening period, hanging 19 shots on the St. Cloud net, but none were bigger than Freiburger’s goal that sent OSU into the break with a 1-0 lead. The Buckeyes outshot the Huskies 19-10 in the first.
Neither team lit the lamp in the second, but it was not for a lack of trying. The Buckeyes looked poised to add to their lead as the team put 14 more SOG in the period, but had to settle for the 1-0 lead heading into the third. OSU took a 33-to-18 SOG advantage into the final frame.
Levis added some insurance with her goal early in the period, and the Buckeyes controlled the third on both ends of the ice. St. Cloud only managed to put four SOG in the final 20 minutes. As time ticked away on the Huskies’ chances of a rally, goals from Jaques and Maltais put the final nail in St. Cloud’s coffin and clinched a 4-0 win for the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes look to finish this series off with a win and head to Columbus with a sweep. The series finale with St. Cloud State gets underway at 3:07 p.m. ET on Saturday.