MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team bounced back to defeat the No. 3 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-2 on Saturday in Ridder Arena.
The Nitty Gritty
Ohio State wasted no time in getting on the board Saturday with Jaques finding the back of the net. It was the first goal of the freshman’s Buckeye career. Minnesota kept the pressure up, eventually tying it with Shammel’s goal. Minnesota held a 16-to-9 shots-on-goal advantage after one.
The second period appeared to be a stalemate as neither team could find the back of the net, but the Maltais power-play-goal at 12:12 put the Buckeyes up 2-1. Less than a minute after the goal Sara Saekkinen went to the box for interference, but Braendli stood tall as the stout Buckeye penalty kill took care of business, helping send OSU into the third with a 2-1 lead.
Ohio State extended its lead early in the third with Field’s goal. The Golden Gophers attempted to rally with Williamson’s goal at 17:28 and followed that with an empty net and extra attacker, but the Buckeyes stood tall to secure the 3-2 win. After being outshot in the opening periods, Ohio State outshot Minnesota 13-to-10 in the third.
The Buckeyes head to Canton, N.Y. for a series at St. Lawrence. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, October 26.