COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the first game of the D1 in D.C. Tournament, the No. 2 Ohio State women’s hockey team defeated St. Lawrence, 5-2, at the MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Friday afternoon. The Buckeyes (13-2-0, 12-2-0 WCHA) earned their first regular-season non-conference victory since the 2019-20 season with the win over the Saints (7-6-4, 3-2-1 ECAC)
How it Happened
Ohio State won the game in the third quarter, scoring three goals to propel itself to a 4-2 lead at the second intermission. Gabby Rosenthal got the period started with a game-tying goal at 4:36. She tipped in a shot from Bizal to push the team ahead and knot the game at two-all. Gardiner’s second goal of the day came just seconds into the Buckeyes’ second power play of the day at 15:03 into the frame. Levis added another goal 1:15 later, collecting her own rebound and sneaking it past St. Lawrence’s Lucy Morgan with under four minutes to play.
Sophie Jaques tallied the Buckeyes’ final goal of the game, scoring an empty netter and a shorthanded goal with just 33.5 seconds to play.
The Buckeyes scored just once in the first period, as Jenn Gardiner capitalized on the Saints penalty with under eight minutes to play. She scored the game’s first equalizer as St. Lawrence scored first at 6:32. The Saints closed out the period with another goal to take a 2-1 lead at the first intermission.
In net for Ohio State, Andrea Braendli recorded 15 saves in her seventh win of the season.
Shots: Ohio State 46, St. Lawrence 17
Saves: St. Lawrence (Morgan) 41, Ohio State (Braendli) 15
Power Play: Ohio State 2-2, St. Lawrence 0-5
Faceoffs: St. Lawrence 27, Ohio State 24
Ohio State Scoring: Gardiner (1-1-2), Rosenthal (1-1-2), Bizal (0-2-2), DeGeorge
Ohio State meets Penn State in the final game of the D1 in DC Tournament, tomorrow, Nov. 27. Puck drop is set for 5:30 p.m. from the MedStar Capitals Iceplex.