December 31, 2022

Ohio State Earns 6-0 New Year’s Eve Victory Over Lindenwood


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 1 Ohio State women’s hockey team closed out the most successful calendar year in program history with a 6-0 win over Lindenwood Saturday afternoon at the Centene Community Ice Center. The victory marked the 400th for the Buckeyes (18-2-2, 13-2-1 WCHA) in the 24-year history of the program.

How it Happened

  • The Buckeyes’ kicked off the New Year’s Eve matchup with a bang. Paetyn Levis put Ohio State on the board just 1:12 into the game. She was assisted by Madison Bizal and Kenzie Hauswirth.
  • Jenn Gardiner extended the Scarlet & Gray lead to two goals with her own tally at 12:37. Gardiner was positioned in the crease and redirected a shot from Sophie Jaques to put the puck past Maguire. Sophie Lundin added the second assist.
  • The final goal of the first period came from Emma Maltais at 18:36. Similar to the second goal, Maltais put her stick on a shot sent in front of the goal by Teagan Grant from the point and knocked it into the Lindenwood netminder. Hauswirth was credited with the second assist.
  • Ohio State recorded 25 shots on goal in the opening frame and held the Lions to just five.
  • The Buckeyes capitalized on their first power play opportunity of the day as Makenna Webster earned the team’s fourth goal just 20 seconds into a Lindenwood penalty for interference. She found the back of the net at 13:20 and was assisted by Gabby Rosenthal and Bizal.
  • Webster added her second of the game, and the team’s second of the frame, with just 1:28 left on the clock. Rushing into the Lindenwood zone, Gardiner and Webster connected on a give-and-go with Gardiner sending the puck on net. Maguire made the save, but the rebound went off the glass and onto the stick of Webster, who beat the Lions’ goalie blocker side.
  • Scoring her third consecutive goal, Makenna Webster tallied the lone goal of the third period at 5:23. Hadley Hartmetz and Lauren Bernard earned the helpers on the goal to push the Buckeyes to the 6-0 win.

Game Notes

  • Makenna Webster recorded a natural hattrick on Saturday, scoring the Buckeyes’ fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the game for her third career hattrick and the first for Ohio State this season. Her performance is the third multi-goal game of her 12-game Buckeye career so far. She has recorded five multi-point games this year, including both of this weekend’s games against Lindenwood.
  • Quinn Kuntz made her second consecutive start for the Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon. The senior made 11 stops on the day for her third win of the season and of her career and her second shutout of the season.
  • Levis’ opening goal is the fastest goal scored by Ohio State this season. She lit the lamp just 1:12 into the game.
  • With an assist on the second goal of the game, senior defenseman Teagan Grant recorded her first point of the season. The helper is the sixth point of her career.
  • Saturday’s result marked the 400th win in Ohio State women’s hockey history. The program, which played its first season in 1999-00, has earned 145 wins with seventh-year head coach Nadine Muzerall at the helm.
  • Ohio State earned a 35-5-2 record during the 2022 calendar year. This season, the team is 18-2-2 and the Buckeyes finished the second half of the 2021-22 season 17-3-0.
  • OSU is unbeaten in its last 16 games against non-conference foes. The Buckeyes finish this year’s out-of-conference slate 5-0-1.
  • The win is Ohio State’s 10th against Lindenwood. The Buckeyes are now 10-0-0 in the all-time series against the Lions.

Statistically Speaking

Total Shots: Ohio State 132, Lindenwood 20

Shots on Goal: Ohio State 72, Lindenwood 11

Saves: Lindenwood (Maguire) 66, Ohio State (Kuntz) 11

Power Play: Ohio State 1-2, Lindenwood 0-1

Faceoffs: Ohio State 42, Lindenwood 22

Ohio State Scoring: Webster (3-0-3), Gardiner (1-2-3), Hauswirth (0-2-2), Levis (1-0-1), Maltais (1-0-1), Bernard (0-1-1), Bizal (0-1-1), Grant (0-1-1), Hartmetz (0-1-1), Jaques (0-1-1), Lundin (0-1-1), Morrow (0-1-1), Rosenthal (0-1-1)


Up Next

Ohio State turns the page to the 2023 half of the season with a couple of WCHA games against Wisconsin on Jan. 13 and 14 in Columbus. The No. 2 Badgers are the only WCHA team the Buckeyes have yet to face this season. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.