Oct. 6, 2012

Duluth, Minn.- The Ohio State women’s hockey squad knocked off No. 8 Minnesota Duluth, 3-1, Friday night at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn.

“I’m very proud of our effort tonight,” Nate Handrahan, head coach of the Buckeyes, said. “We played hard all game long throughout our lineup. The Bulldogs are a very dangerous team so we need to always be on our toes.”

Sophomore Kayla Sullivan got the Buckeyes on the board first with her first goal of the season, 55 seconds into the opening period. Freshman defenseman Cara Zubko tallied her first career point with an assist on the play.

Ohio State took a two goal lead at the 6:56 mark of the first on a goal by senior forward Hokey Langan. The first goal of the season for Langan was the 47th of her career, tying her for fifth all-time at Ohio State for goals scored with former Buckeye Laura McIntosh (2009-12). Senior forwards Paige Semenza and Tina Hollowell were credited with assists on the play, the second and third helpers of 2012-13 for them respectively.

Minnesota Duluth’s Katie Wilson cut into the lead at 13:54 of period number one, making it 2-1 in favor of the Buckeyes.

After skating to a scoreless second period, Semenza added one more, her fourth goal in three games, 4:12 into the final period. Picking up assists on the play were freshman Bryanna Neuwald, her third of the season, and redshirt-junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp.

Knapp, who had 16 saves and improves her record to 3-0-0 on the season, kept the Bulldogs scoreless the rest of the way.

Ohio State (3-0-0, 1-0-0 WCHA) will take on the Bulldogs (0-1-0, 0-1-0 WCHA) once again Saturday at 5:07 p.m. ET in Duluth.