February 15, 2020

No. 6/7 Ohio State Upsets No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-1

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MADISON, Wis. – The No. 6/7 Ohio State women’s ice hockey team upset No. 2 Wisconsin Saturday evening, 3-1. Three power play goals were scored within two minutes of the second period and the Buckeyes clinched their first win against the Badgers this season. With the win, Ohio State improves to 18-8-5 (11-6-4 WCHA) while Wisconsin moves to 26-4-1 (16-4-1 WCHA).

Buckeye Bits

  • Andrea Braendli posted 36 saves in net for the Buckeyes, tying her season-high set against Wisconsin on Oct. 12. Her season record improves to 14-5-4.
  • Tatum Skaggs’ opening goal was her 99th career point as a Buckeye.
  • Gabby Rosenthal notched a team-high three points with a goal and two assists.
  • Jincy Dunne dished out two assists in the second period.

Ohio State 3, Wisconsin 1

First Period

The Buckeyes and Badgers remained scoreless after 20 minutes of play in LaBahn Arena. Wisconsin outshot Ohio State 13-5 in the frame while Tatum Skaggs and Liz Schepers led the Buckeyes with two shots each. Andrea Braendli made several key saves, including a breakaway save against Presley Norby. At the end of the period, Abby Roque was booked with a five minute major that carried into the second.

Second Period

With just 1:23 down in the second period, Skaggs put the Bucks on the board on the power play. Roque remained in the box to serve her major penalty and Sophie Jaques and Gabby Rosenthal both scored within the next 1:54 to put Ohio State up 3-0 in the fourth minute of the period. After the flurry of activity, Rosenthal had one goal and two assists while Dunne also tallied two assists. In the ninth minute, Teghan Inglis was booked for interference and the Badgers converted quickly to cut the Scarlet and Gray lead to 3-1. Wisconsin held a 27-17 advantage in shots after two periods while Braendli posted another 13 saves.

Third Period

With less than four minutes remaining in the contest, Lisa Bruno was booked with a five minute major and a game misconduct and the Buckeyes skated a player down for the rest of the game. At the 18 minute mark, Kristen Campbell was called to the bench and the Badgers went on a 6-on-4 but could not convert. No. 6/7 Ohio State upset the No. 2 Badgers with the 3-1 win. Braendli made 36 saves to tie her season-high, set against Wisconsin on Oct. 12.