ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Goaltender Andrea Braendli notched her second consecutive shutout as the No. 9 Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team (17-11-0, 11-9-0 WCHA) finished off a sweep of the St. Cloud State University Huskies (8-20-2, 3-16-0 WCHA) with a 5-0 win on Saturday at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
The Nitty Gritty
The Buckeyes weathered an early attack from St. Cloud as the Huskies came out shooting, but the lone shot to tickle the twine in the opening 20 minutes came from Skaggs and gave OSU a 1-0 lead heading into the second. After outshooting the Huskies 19-to-10 in the opening period on Friday, SCSU hang with the Bucks today as OSU took a 12-to-11 shots-on-goal advantage into the second.
OSU kicked things up a notch in the second, putting 18 SOG, but no shot was as valuable as the rebound Field scored on to put the Buckeyes up 2-0. The goal is the 98th point of Field’s career, moving her into a tie for 11th place in program history.
It looked like the Buckeyes were skating to a 2-0 win before a late period onslaught resulted in three goals coming from Dahlquist, Schepers and Reeves. OSU finished the day going 2-for-4 on power play opportunities and headed home with a 5-0 win.
The Buckeyes return to Columbus for the last home series of the regular season when they host the Bemidji State Beavers. Friday’s game is our annual Teddy Bear Toss where fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to throw onto the ice for charity. Saturday’s series finale is Senior Night.