Oct. 15, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior alternate captain Jeni Creary scored two goals in the third period to lead the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota State Friday at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 2-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. The Mavericks fall to 0-1-0 and 0-1-0 in the WCHA in their season opener.
Ohio State faces Minnesota State in game two of series at 4:05 p.m. Saturday in Mankato, Minn.
“We really showed some character in the game tonight after being down 1-0 and coming back to win,” Jackie Barto, head coach, said. “The key turning point was the five on three goal that we were able capitalize upon in the third period.”
The game got off to a slow start as both teams skated to a scoreless first period. Ohio State outshot Minnesota State 8-6.
Minnesota State jumped out to take the lead at 9:39 in the second period. MSU’s Melanie Salatino scored a power-play goal, assisted by Amber Stohr to get the Mavericks on the scoreboard. MSU outshot OSU 17-11 in the second.
Ohio State turned the game around in the third period as Creary (Sr., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan) took advantage of a 5-on-3 Buckeye power-play to record her first goal of the season at 10:09 Senior captain Meaghan Mulvaney (Sylvania, Ohio) and sophomore Tessa Bonhomme (Sudbury, Ontario) assisted on the goal. Ohio State clinched the lead and the eventual game-winning goal at 13:15. Creary scored her second goal of the game on a pass from freshman Mallory Peckels (Minocqua, Wis.) and junior Jana Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario). MSU outshot OSU eight to six in the final stanza.
OSU goalie Melissa Glaser (Sr., Rockford, Ill.) played the full 60:00 minutes recording a season-high 30 saves on 31 shots. MSU goalie Laura Brennan played 59:17 in net, posting 23 saves on 25 shots.
“Melissa Glaser had a very solid game in net tonight,” Barto said. “She was steady and confident.”
The Buckeyes took 25 shots to the Mavericks 31. Ohio State held Minnesota State scoreless on six-of-seven power-play chances. OSU scored on one of 10 power-play opportunities.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) The Automated ScoreBook Ohio State vs Minnesota State (Oct 15, 2004 at Mankato, Minn.)
Ohio State (2-1-0, 2-1-0 WCHA) vs. Minnesota State (0-1-0, 0-1-0 WCHA) Date: Oct 15, 2004 Location: Mankato, Minn. Arena: All Seasons Arena Attendance:220 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:20 pm Total time:2:15
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Ohio State………. 0 0 2 – 2 Minnesota State….. 0 1 0 – 1
1st period – Penalties – Amber Bowman, OSU (interference) 3:51; Amber Sharratt, MSU (tripping) 7:07; Melanie Salatino, MSU (interference) 9:22; Meaghan Mulvaney, OSU (interference) 13:30; Kate Hainrich, MSU (slashing) 19:03; Jeni Creary, OSU (roughing) 19:36; Alycia Wilson, MSU (roughing) 19:36.
2nd period – 1, MSU, Melanie Salatino/1 (Amber Stohr/1) 9:39 (pp). Penalties – Kristina Bunker, MSU (checking) :39; Cara Hendry, MSU (checking) 4:16; Amber Bowman, OSU (tripping) 7:55; Lacey Schultz, OSU (checking) 8:51; Amber Bowman, OSU (obstruction-holding) 12:38; Sammy Miller, MSU (obstruction-holding) 13:13.
3rd period – 2, OSU, Jeni Creary/1 (Meaghan Mulvaney/1, Tessa Bonhomme) 10:09 (pp). 3, OSU, Jeni Creary/1 (Mallory Peckels/1, Jana Harrigan) 13:15. Penalties – Noelle Needham, MSU (roughing) 4:15; Jen Jonsson, MSU (roughing) 8:19; Amber Sharratt, MSU (interference) 8:34; Jody Heywood, OSU (slashing) 10:34; Melanie Salatino, MSU (interference) 15:32; Mallory Peckels, OSU (holding) 18:00; Amber Stohr, MSU (roughing) 19:37; Krysta Skarda, OSU (roughing) 19:37; Kate Hainrich, MSU (roughing) 19:37; Erin Keys, OSU (roughing) 19:37; Kerri Wallace, MSU (holding) 20:00.
Shots on goal – OSU 8-11-6 25; MSU 6-17-8 31.
Power plays – OSU 1 of 10; MSU 1 of 7.
Penalties – OSU 10 (20 min); MSU 14 (28 min).
Goalies – OSU, Melissa Glaser (60:00 minutes, 31 shots-30 saves); MSU, Laura Brennan (59:17, 25-23) , EMPTY NET (00:43, 0-0).
A-220 T-2:15 Three stars: 1. Jeni Creary 2. Melissa Glaser 3. Melanie Salatino Referee:Tina Leeling Linesman:Bill Danielson; Mary Frey Win-Melissa Glaser. Loss-Laura Brennan.