Oct. 13, 2012

Columbus, Ohio- The No. 10 Ohio State women’s hockey team fell to No. 6 North Dakota Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink by a final score of 2-0.

North Dakota got a power play goal from senior Jocelyne Lamoureux at the 10:13 mark of the first during a heavily penalized opening period. Senior Monique Lamoureux had the lone assist on the score.

Ohio State was whistled for eight penalties and the Buckeyes were 0-5 on the power play while North Dakota was called for five and were 1-7 on the power play attack.

The rest of the game stayed scoreless until late in the third when J. Lamoureux sealed the UND victory with an unassisted empty net goal, her fifth goal of the season.

Redshirt-junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp was on the wrong side of the win column for the first time this season but did stop 34 of the 35 shots she faced while protecting the goal. North Dakota had a big advantage in the shot department, outshooting the Buckeyes 36-12. Senior goaltender Jorid Dagfinrud got her first start of the season for North Dakota and stopped 12 shots in the shutout victory.

Ohio State (5-1-0, 3-1-0 WCHA) faces a tough road test next week as the Buckeyes travel to Minneapolis, Minn., to battle first-ranked Minnesota (6-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA), Oct. 19-20.