Oct. 21, 2005

Box Score

DULUTH, Minn. – The ninth-ranked Ohio State women’s hockey team fell to No. 3 Minnesota-Duluth by a score of 5-1 Friday at the DECC. The five goals allowed was more than OSU has allowed in the first four games combined. The loss was the Buckeyes’ first of the season as the team moves to 4-1-0 (2-1-0 WCHA). UMD is now 4-1-0 (4-1-0 WCHA).

UMD jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period. The Bulldogs opened the scoring early with a goal by Jessica Koizumi 4:48 into the game. They then doubled their lead when Michaela Lanzl was successful on a penalty shot. Junior Amber Bowman (Innisfil, Ontario/Beatrice Jr. Aeros) was called for tripping while Lanzl was on a breakaway heading for the OSU net. Minnesota-Duluth held an 18-3 edge in shots after one period.

The Buckeyes cut the lead in half to 2-1 at the 7:41 mark of the second stanza. After serving a two-minute penalty, senior Jana Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) scored her second goal of the season unassisted on a breakaway during her next shift. Ohio State caught up with shots in the second period, out-shooting UMD 12-5.

Minnesota-Duluth responded in the third period by scoring three goals for a final score of 5-1. Samantha Hough scored a shorthanded goal and Noemie Marin added two even-strength goals to seal the win for the Bulldogs.

Overall, UMD outshot Ohio State, 36-21. The Buckeyes’ penalty kill had its fourth perfect performance of the season holding the Bulldogs scoreless on four power play opportunities.

The Buckeyes and Bulldogs will conclude their series with a 7:07 p.m. (CT) game Saturday.