BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team mounted a rally against the Bemidji State University Beavers, but it fell short as the Buckeyes lost the series opener 2-1 on Friday at the Sanford Center.
The Nitty Gritty
The Buckeyes controlled the puck for most of the opening period, outshooting Bemidji State 16-to-6, but the Featherstone goal gave BSU a 1-0 lead. Paetyn Levis led OSU with four SOG in the opening period. Tatum Skaggs, Rebecca Freiburger and Jincy Dunne notched two SOG each in the period.
Ohio State came out hot in the second and nearly scored on multiple chances, but the DeGeorge goal with less than a minute to play put the Buckeyes at a big disadvantage heading into the third.
Just over five minutes into the third Maltais scored on a power play, her sixth goal of the year, and the Buckeyes looked poised to rally. Ohio State put 14 SOG in the period, but the Beavers stopped all but one of them to hand OSU the 2-1 loss.
The Buckeyes look to bounce back tomorrow in their series finale with Bemidji State. Puck drop is set for 4:07 p.m. ET at the Sanford Center.