COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 5 Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team took its first loss of the season, dropping its series finale with the No. 8 Colgate Raiders 5-2 on Saturday in the OSU Ice Rink.
The Nitty Gritty
The Buckeyes came out swinging in the first period, putting 19 SOG compared to Colgate’s eight. Schepers notched the first goal of the game when she took a pass from Field and deposited the puck into the back of the Colgate net at the 7:33 point of the period. Less than three minutes later Skaggs lit the lamp for the fourth in as many games to give the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead they’d carry into the second.
Ohio State’s offense stalled in the second period, while Colgate found a rhythm. The Raiders scored three goals in the period to take a 3-2 lead into the third.
The Buckeyes looked ready to rally in the final frame, once again outshooting Colgate, 17-to-15, but nothing found its way into the Colgate net. A goal from Coralie Larose gave the Raiders a 4-2 lead with 2:10 to play, and an empty netter from Labbe sealed the deal, handing OSU its first loss of the season.
Ohio State stays home for its next series where it hosts Western Collegiate Hockey Association foe Minnesota State during Alumni Weekend. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6:07 p.m. on Friday in the OSU Ice Rink.