COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team used a smothering defensive effort and a pair of goals from Madison Field to beat the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, 3-1, on Friday night in the OSU Ice Rink.
The Nitty Gritty
Minnesota Duluth drew first blood in the game with the Elmes goal, but the Buckeyes responded quickly with Field’s first goal of the game. The teams went into the locker room tied at 1-1, but OSU held a 20-to-11 SOG advantage, and that chasm would only grow as the game went on.
Maltais continued to prove why she’s one of the best players in the country, capitalizing on a power play opportunity to extend the Ohio State lead, 2-1. With less than two minutes to play in the period Field added her second of the game, and 52nd of her career, to put the Buckeyes firmly ahead 3-1.
The Ohio State defense was relentless in the final frame, only allowing eight shots to enter Braendli’s zone, and the goaltender stopped all of them to secure the 3-1 win.
The Buckeyes hit the ice looking for a sweep tomorrow when they wrap up this series with the Bulldogs. Puck drop is set for 1:07 at the OSU Ice Rink.