Oct. 12, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s hockey team (2-2-0, 0-2-0-0 WCHA) lost to second-ranked Wisconsin, 3-0, Sunday afternoon to complete the conference-opening series for the Buckeyes. Taking place at LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wis., Buckeye freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve was credited with 44 saves, but the Badgers scored once in each period for the victory.
The first goal came at 14:10 of the first period when a strike from Sydney McKibbon beat Sauve with the Badgers on the power play. Mellis Channel and Emily Clark assisted on the tally. Shots were 10-6 in favor of Wisconsin in the stanza, with UW goalie Ann-Ren Desbiens recording six saves.
At 9:51 of the second, Brittany Ammerman scored for Wisconsin off an assist from Blayre Turnbull. Sauve has 22 saves in the Buckeye net, as Ohio State was outshot, 23-6.
The Badgers extended their lead in the final minute of the third period on another goal by Ammerman, with assists awarded to Karle Sylvester and Annie Pankowski. Wisconsin was on a power play after Buckeye senior Kari Schmitt was called for roughing.
For the game, Ohio State was outshot 47-18. Sauve played 59:37 and had 44 stops. Desbiens had 18 saves while playing all 60 minutes. Ohio State’s penalty kill unit was four-of-six, while the power play was scoreless on five chances.
The Buckeyes will return to home ice for a series with WCHA foe Bemidji State next weekend. The teams will meet at the OSU Ice Rink on Friday, Oct. 17 (6 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct 18 (12 p.m.).