COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a game that could not be decided in just 60 minutes, the No. 2 Ohio State women’s hockey team fell to the top-ranked Wisconsin Badgers in overtime, 2-1, Sunday in Madison, Wis. The Buckeyes are now 6-2-0 on the year and the Badgers (10-0-0) sweep the first of two regular season series between the teams.
How it Happened
Wisconsin struck first this game, with Nicole LaMantia scoring in the 14th minute for the Badgers. The Buckeyes responded less than three minutes later as Gabby Rosenthal scored the equalizer at 15:52. Jenna Buglioni and Sophie Jaques each earned assists on the goal.
Both teams went scoreless for the remainder of regulation, as the goaltenders dominated the rest of the game. Andrea Braendli made 25 saves in the game, on her way to keeping the Badgers scoreless for two entire periods.
Wisconsin’s LaMantia netted the game winning goal, and her second on the day, 1:03 into overtime to give the Badgers the victory.
Shots: Wisconsin 54, Ohio State 50
Saves: Ohio State (Braendli) 25, Wisconsin (Blair) 25
Power Play: Ohio State 0-0, Wisconsin 0-3
Faceoffs: Wisconsin 31, Ohio State 24
Ohio State Scoring: Rosenthal (1-0-1), Buglioni (0-1-1), Jaques (0-1-1)
Ohio State faces another conference opponent in St. Cloud State next weekend, Oct. 29-30 in Columbus. The Buckeyes and Huskies face off at 6 p.m. ET Friday and 2 p.m. ET Saturday.