Oct. 29, 2005

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The ninth-ranked Ohio State women’s hockey team fell to Minnesota State by a score of 6-2 Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink. The Buckeyes cut the score to 3-2 in the second period, but the Mavericks scored three third-period goals to take the win. The tie and win by MSU marks the first time the team has ever taken more than two points from OSU in a series. Ohio State is now 4-3-1 (2-3-1 WCHA) while Minnesota State improves to 4-2-1 (3-1-1 WCHA).

After falling behind 1-0 on a goal by Alycia Wilson just 4:36 into the game, junior Amber Bowman (Innisfil, Ontario/Beatrice Jr. Aeros) scored on the power play at 10:55 to tie to game at 1-1. It was the third goal for Bowman this season, with assists from sophomore Mallory Peckels (Minocqua, Wis./Madison Capitals), her second on the year, and senior Jana Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs), her fifth.

The Mavericks responded just 59 seconds later when Maggie Fisher scored unassisted to move the score to 2-1 where it would remain heading into the first intermission. Despite being down one goal, the Buckeyes held a 10-8 advantage in shots in the first period.

Felicia Nelson of MSU pushed the Maverick’s lead to two when she scored her third goal of the series 13:25 into the second period. Bowman scored unassisted on a slap shot just over the blue line at 16:22 to cut the lead to 3-2. OSU remained down by one goal at the second intermission with MSU out-shooting the Buckeyes 15-8 in the period.

Minnesota State then put the game away in the third period, scoring three unanswered goals with an 11-8 edge in shots. Brittany Mackley scored her first goal of the season at 6:28 off a rebound by Wilson. Fisher then notched her second goal of the game and seventh of the year at 11:26, followed quickly by Nelson at 11:57 with her fourth goal of the series to move the score to 6-2.

Junior goaltender Erika Vanderveer (Bradford, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) started the game for Ohio State and had 26 saves with six goals allowed. Freshman Liana Bonanno (Mount Sinai, N.Y./Sound Shore Warriors) played the final 8:03 of the game making two saves. The loss moves Vanderveer to 4-3-1 this season. Britni Kehler picked up the win for the Mavericks with 24 saves to improve to 4-1-0.

Overall, Minnesota State outshot Ohio State 34-26. Both teams scored a power play goal, OSU finishing 1-for-7 while MSU was 1-for-6. Ten Maverick players had at least one point in the game, led by Nelson who had three on two goals and an assist.

Ohio State next travels to Minneapolis to face No. 4 Minnesota Nov. 4-5 at Ridder Arena. Games start at 7:07 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2005-06 Ohio State Women’s Hockey Minnesota State vs #9 Ohio State (Oct 29, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio)

Minnesota State (4-2-1, 3-1-1 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (4-3-1, 2-3-1 WCHA) Date: Oct 29, 2005 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:252 Start time:4:07 pm End time:6:12 pm Total time:2:05

Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Minnesota State….. 2 1 3 – 6 Ohio State………. 1 1 0 – 2

1st period – 1, MSU, Alycia Wilson/1 (Amber Sharratt/1) 4:36. 2, OSU, Amber Bowman/3 (Mallory Peckels/2, Jana Harrigan/5) 10:55 (pp). 3, MSU, Maggie Fisher/6 11:54. Penalties – Lacey Schultz, OSU (holding the stick) 2:35; Felicia Nelson, MSU (interference) 10:39; Sammy Miller, MSU (high-sticking) 17:17.

2nd period – 4, MSU, Felicia Nelson/3 (Shera Vis/3, Megan Jedinak/1) 13:25. 5, OSU, Amber Bowman/4 16:22. Penalties – Megan Hostasek, OSU (tripping) 3:54; Jody Heywood, OSU (holding) 4:35; Jodi Helminen, MSU (hooking) 6:11; Jana Harrigan, OSU (diving) 6:11; Autumn Conway, MSU (holding) 8:06; Whitney Miller, OSU (hooking) 11:15; Katie Maroney, OSU (unsportsmanlike conduct) 15:50; Sammy Miller, MSU (unsportsmanlike conduct) 15:50; Lindsay McCulloch, MSU (interference) 19:14.

3rd period – 6, MSU, Brittany Mackley/1 (Alycia Wilson/1, Jodi Helminen/4) 6:28. 7, MSU, Maggie Fisher/7 (Noelle Needham/2, Felicia Nelson/1) 11:26 (pp). 8, MSU, Felicia Nelson/4 (Richelle St. Croix/1, Amanda Stohr/2) 11:57. Penalties – Jodi Helminen, MSU (holding) 1:47; Whitney Miller, OSU (tripping) 7:47; Hayley Klassen, OSU (tripping) 9:37; Katie Maroney, OSU (interference) 12:55; Brittany Mackley, MSU (holding) 17:45.

Shots on goal – MSU 8-15-11 34; OSU 10-8-8 26.

Power plays – MSU 1 of 7; OSU 1 of 6.

Penalties – MSU 8 (16 min); OSU 9 (18 min).

Goalies – MSU, Britni Kehler 4-1-0 (60:00 minutes, 26 shots-24 saves); OSU, Liana Bonanno (08:03, 2-2) , Erika Vanderveer 4-3-1 (51:57, 32-26).

Penalty shots – None.

A-252 T-2:05