Feb. 27, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 10 Ohio State women’s ice hockey team was defeated by Western Collegiate Hockey Association rival No. 5 Wisconsin, 5-1, Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. In front of a season-high 489 Buckeye fans, OSU fell to 14-12-3 on the year and 10-11-2 in the WCHA. The Badgers improved to 21-5-3 overall and 15-5-1 in conference action.
The Buckeyes and Badgers return to action at 7:05 p.m. Saturday for game-two of the series at the OSU Ice Rink.
Wisconsin jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period. UW’s Carla MacLeod scored a top-shelf goal past the right corner of OSU goalie Melissa Glaser (Jr., Rockford, Ill.) at 1:57. UW’s Nicole Uliasz soon followed with the Badgers second goal at 3:10. Karen Rickard followed with two goals off of rebounds at 8:06 and 10:49. UW outshot OSU 15-6 in the first stanza.
Ohio State changed goaltenders at the start of the second period, as freshman Erika Vanderveer played the remainder of the game in net for the Buckeyes. OSU picked up its intensity, but could not get the puck past Wisconsin’s goalie Meghan Horras. UW’s Meghan Hunter tipped in a shot from Uliasz for the Badgers’ fifth goal of the game at 15:47. The Buckeyes tallied eight shots to Wisconsin’s six in the period.
OSU came out strong in the third period, as the Buckeyes outshot the Badgers 12-5 and scored their lone goal of the game. OSU’s Heather Farrell (Sr., Perth, Ontario) scored the Buckeye goal at 14:17, assisted by Jeni Creary (Jr., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan) at 14:17. The goal marked Farrell’s sixth of the season, as Creary posted her 10th assist. Wisconsin was called for three penalties in the period, but Ohio State could not capitalize on either of them.
Ohio State junior goaltender Melissa Glaser (Rockford, Ill.) played the first 20 minutes of the game, allowing four goals on 15 UW shots. Freshman goaltender Erika Vanderveer (Bradford, Ontario) played the remaining 40 minutes, recorded 10 saves on 11 shots. Wisconsin’s goalie Horras stopped 25-of-26 Buckeye chances.
OSU was not called for a penalty in the entire game, marking the first time in Ohio State women’s hockey history that a Buckeye did not obtained a penalty. The Buckeyes were scoreless on all three of their power-play opportunities. Each team tallied 26 shots in the game, marking OSU’s second game this season when shots are even.
Ohio State set an attendance season-high of 489 Buckeye fans, which ranks third all-time in the OSU record books.
No penalties were called until the late in the third period. Wisconsin received three penalties, while Ohio State had zero. The Buckeyes set a record for not obtaining a single penalty in an entire game. The fewest number of the penalties Ohio State has had was one in the 2001-02 season.
Both teams posted 26 shots on goal in the game, marking only the second game this season when shots have been even. The previous game was Dec. 13 when OSU and Northeastern skated to a 1-1 tie in overtime.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2003-04 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY #5 Wisconsin vs #10 Ohio State (Feb 27, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)
Wisconsin (21-5-3, 15-5-1 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (14-12-3,10-11-2 WCHA) Date: Feb 27, 2004 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:489 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:02 pm Total time:1:57
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Wisconsin……….. 4 1 0 – 5 Ohio State………. 0 0 1 – 1
1st period – 1, WIS, Carla MacLeod/5 1:57. 2, WIS, Nicole Uliasz/3 (Karen Rickard/8, Jackie Friesen/9) 3:10. 3, WIS, Karen Rickard/12 (Jackie Friesen/8, Meghan Hunter/12) 8:06. 4, WIS, Karen Rickard/13 (Meghan Hunter/13) 10:49. Penalties – 2nd period – 5, WIS, Meghan Hunter/10 (Nicole Uliasz/7) 15:47. Penalties – 3rd period – 6, OSU, Heather Farrell/6 (Jeni Creary/10) 14:17. Penalties – Amy Vermeulen, WIS (holding) 10:08; Grace Hutchins, WIS (obstruction interference) 14:53; Lindsay Macy, WIS (roughing) 18:49. Shots on goal – WIS 15-6-5 26; OSU 6-8-12 26. Power plays – WIS 0 of 0; OSU 0 of 3. Penalties – WIS 3 (6 min); OSU 0 (0 min). Goalies – WIS, Meghan Horras 9-3-2 (60:00 minutes, 26 shots-25 saves); OSU, Melissa Glaser 9-10-2 (20:00, 15-11) , Erika Vanderveer (40:00, 11-10). A-489 T-1:57. Three stars: 1. Karen Rickard 2. Meghan Hunter 3. Heather Farrell Referee:Jay Mendel Linesman:Mary Frey; Erin Blair Win-Meghan Horras (9-3-2). Loss-Melissa Glaser (9-10-2).