January 13, 2023

Ohio State Earns 2-1 Overtime Win Over Wisconsin


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – In its first game of the new year, the No. 1 Ohio State women’s hockey team earned a 2-1 overtime win over No. 5/8 Wisconsin Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink. The Buckeyes (19-2-2, 13-2-1 WCHA) earn two conference points over the Badgers (16-6-1, 12-4-1 WCHA) with the overtime victory.

How it Happened

  • After 60:00 was played between Ohio State and Wisconsin, the game was tied at 1-1. With just 39 seconds left in the 3-on-3 overtime period, the Buckeyes lined up for a faceoff in the Wisconsin zone. Emma Maltais won the draw and knocked it back to Sophie Jaques. Jaques took a shot from the slot and sent it past Wisconsin goaltender Cami Kronish for the win.
  • Wisconsin struck first in the game, with Lacy Eden scoring 17:00 into the first period. The Badgers took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
  • Ohio State junior Jenna Buglioni tied up the game in the second period, just seconds after the Buckeyes’ first power play opportunity of the game expired. Paetyn Levis sent a pass across the front of the Wisconsin goal to Buglioni, who one-timed a shot from the bottom of the faceoff circle into the back of the net.
  • While no goals were scored in the third period, Ohio State outshot the Badgers 14-5 in the frame. Buckeye netminder Raygan Kirk finished regulation with 23 stops.
  • Both teams recorded an even four shots on goal in the overtime period, but it was Ohio State who lit the lamp on the final attempt.

Game Notes

  • Sophie Jaques’ overtime game-winner is the second of her career. The last time she scored a goal in overtime was in the 2022 WCHA Final Faceoff Championship game. The defenseman now has 17 goals on the year, the second most goals by any player in the country.
  • Raygan Kirk made 27 saves for Ohio State to keep the Badgers to one goal in the contest. She improves to 7-1-1 on the year.
  • Buglioni’s equalizer was her 11th goal of the year and 20th point of the season.
  • Each member of the Buckeyes’ second line – Emma Maltais, Kenzie Hauswirth and Paetyn Levis – tallied an assist in the win.
  • For just the third time this season, Ohio State faced a deficit at the end of the first period. The team’s comeback win was the first time this year the Buckeyes have come from behind to win a game.
  • Ohio State’s win over Wisconsin is the fourth straight in the series and third consecutive on home ice.
  • The Buckeyes kept Wisconsin, who averaged 43.05 shots per game and 4.82 goals per game entering the contest, to 28 shots on goal and one goal.

Statistically Speaking

Total Shots: Ohio State x, Wisconsin

Shots on Goal: Ohio State 36, Wisconsin 28

Saves: Wisconsin (Kronish) 34, Ohio State (Kirk) 27

Power Play: Ohio State 0-3, Wisconsin 0-2

Faceoffs: Ohio State 33, Wisconsin 25

Ohio State Scoring: Buglioni (1-0-1), Jaques (1-0-1), Hauswirth (0-1-1), Levis (0-1-1), Maltais (0-1-1)

Up Next

The Buckeyes and Badgers meet for game two of the series tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 13 at the OSU Ice Rink. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. and the game can be streamed on B1G+ ($). Admission for Ohio State women’s hockey games is free.