COLUMBUS, Ohio — Behind 32 saves from Andrea Braendli, the No. 7 Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team shutout the No. 1 University of Wisconsin Badgers, 1-0, on Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink.
The Nitty Gritty
Coming into the game both teams knew that goals would be scarce, but nobody sent Jincy Dunne that memo as she put the Bucks up early with her second goal of the season. The Buckeyes actually outshot the Badgers in the first, 10-to-9, and carried a 1-0 lead into the second.
Wisconsin came out in the second looking to get back on track, but the Buckeye defense stymied every attempt the Badgers made to claw back into the game. Wisconsin outshot OSU 10-to-3 in the second, but could not even things up.
The Badgers kept the pressure on in the third, but the Buckeyes would not yield as Braendli stopped all 13 shots she faced in the period, and the skaters in front of her wreaked havoc on Wisconsin to keep the Badgers from finding the back of the net and sealing the 1-0 Ohio State win.
The Buckeyes hit the ice tomorrow for the rubber match with Wisconsin. Puck drop is set for 3:07 p.m. at the OSU Ice Rink.