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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 1 Ohio State women’s hockey team earned its most decisive victory of the season on Friday night, defeating Lindenwood, 9-1, at the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights, Mo. The Buckeyes (17-2-2, 13-2-1 WCHA) had 12 skaters record a point in the contest with senior Jenn Gardiner and graduate Emma Maltais earning career milestones along the way.
How it Happened
- The Buckeyes had a busy first period, scoring four goals in a six-minute span.
- St. Louis native Makenna Webster had a successful start to her homecoming, scoring the Buckeyes’ first goal of the game. She put the team on the board at 5:57 and added an assist on the team’s second goal.
- Rosenthal, who was credited with two goals in the period, knocked the puck past Lindenwood’s Natalie Ferenc during a scrum in the goal crease to push the Buckeyes ahead 2-0 at 7:35.
- Ohio State’s remaining two first-period goals were scored on both of its power play opportunities, with Jenna Buglioni tallying the first at 10:39 and Rosenthal earning the second at 11:15.
- The team finished the period with a 25-4 shots on goal advantage.
- The Buckeyes took their foot off the gas in the second frame, scoring just one goal in the period. The strike came from Jenn Gardiner at 9:08. The team added another 22 shots on target in the period while keeping the Lions to just three.
- Ohio State regained its momentum in the final frame, adding another four goals on the Lions over the course of 14:04.
- Paetyn Levis recorded Ohio State’s third power play goal of the night, scoring 56 seconds into the team’s fourth man-up opportunity of the game.
- The Buckeyes went on to score two goals in under four and a half minutes. Gardiner lit the lamp for the second time in the contest at 6:28 and Kenzie Hauswirth added one of her own at 8:28.
- Lindenwood managed to slip one past Ohio State goaltender Quinn Kuntz at 15:07, but it was the the only point the Buckeyes would allow them to put on the board.
- Ohio State’s final goal came at 18:15 from none other than hometown hero Webster.
- Jenn Gardiner led the Buckeyes with a career-high tying four points against the Lions. She matched her career-best two goals in a single game for the eighth time in her career and added two helpers.
- Gardiner has now recorded 101 points for her career and is the 16th player in program history to join the century club, joining Paetyn Levis as the second player this season to hit the milestone. The Surrey, B.C. native has now recorded 42 goals and 59 points for 101 career points in 117 games.
- With three assists in the game, Emma Maltais has collected an Ohio State program record 124 career helpers. She now is the program record holder in career points, career points by a forward and career assists.
- Senior goaltender Quinn Kuntz made her second start of the season and of her career Friday against Lindenwood. She made 14 saves on the night to improve to 2-0-0 for her career.
- Rosenthal and Webster led the team with a +4 on ice rating.
- Twelve skaters recorded a point for Ohio State in the contest. Six of those players recorded multi-point games.
- The Buckeyes have scored two or more power play goals in seven games this season. Friday’s three power play goal performance is the third time this year the team has recorded at least three PPGs in a game.
- Ohio State’s 9-1 victory over Lindenwood is the team’s largest margin of victory this year.
- The Buckeyes improve to 10-1-0 on the road this season with Friday’s win.
Total Shots: Ohio State 125, Lindenwood 22
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 70, Lindenwood 15
Saves: Lindenwood (Ferenc) 61, Ohio State (Kuntz) 14
Power Play: Ohio State 3-4, Lindenwood 0-3
Faceoffs: Ohio State 41, Lindenwood 22
Ohio State Scoring: Gardiner (2-2-4), Rosenthal (2-1-3), Webster (2-1-3), Maltais (0-3-3), Buglioni (1-1-2), Levis (1-1-2), Hauswirth (1-0-1), Bernard (0-1-1), Hartmetz (0-1-1), Jaques (0-1-1), Morrow (0-1-1), Peschel (0-1-1)
The Buckeyes close out 2022 with game two against Lindenwood at 3:10 p.m. ET Saturday from the Centene Community Ice Center. The game will be streamed on FloHockey ($).