Oct. 25, 2002
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team (2-3-0, 2-1-0 WCHA) fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-0-0, 3-0-0 WCHA), 4-0, Friday in the first game of the two-game series at the OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Minnesota’s Krissy Wendell started the game off with a goal 5:32 in the first period. The Buckeyes took several shots but were unable to get by UM’s goalkeeper, Jody Horak. Emily Hudak was given a penalty for roughing at 15:25, causing UM’s first power play. Ronda Curtin took advantage of the opportunity and scored at 16:14. Ohio State had its first power-play chance at 19:00, but was unable to score. At the end of the first period, the Gophers held just a 10-9 lead in shots.
OSU started the second period off strong. Emma Laaksonen (Jr., Espoo, Finland/Team Finland/Blues Espoo), Jeni Creary (So., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan/Notre Dame) and Jana Harrigan (Fr., Burlington, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) had several shots down low for the Buckeyes, but could not get the puck into the net. The Gophers tallied a goal at 19:20 from Winny Brodt. OSU led Minnesota 10-9 in shots at the end of the period.
The Buckeyes fought hard in the third period, but were unable to net a goal. Minnesota’s Krissy Wendell scored her second goal of the game at 17:40.
Senior April Stojak (Sr., Kent, Ohio/Shattuck-St. Mary’s) played the full 60:00 in the net for Ohio State, recording 21 saves. Horak played the full 60:00, recording 26 saves.
Individually, Creary led the team with five shots. Laaksonen and Emily Hudak (Sr., Marblehead, Mass/Cushing) registered three shots each.
Ohio State held Minnesota on one of its two power-play chances. OSU was 0-for-5 on its power plays. The Buckeyes out shot the Gophers 26-25.
OSU takes on No. 2 Minnesota at 7:05 p.m. Saturday for game two of the series at the OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2002-03 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY UMN vs Ohio State (Oct 25, 2002 at Columbus, Ohio)
UMN (5-0-0,3-0-0 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (2-3-0,2-1-0 WCHA) Date: Oct 25, 2002 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Arena Attendance:237 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:12 pm Total time:2:07
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Total UMN 2 1 1 4 Ohio State 0 0 0 0
1st period – 1, UMN, Krissy Wendell/7 (Kristy Oonincx/5, Ronda Curtin/9) 5:32. 2, UMN, Ronda Curtin/2 (Natalie Darwitz/8) 16:14 (pp). Penalties – Emily Hudak, OSU (roughing) 15:25; Winny Brodt, UMN (tripping) 19:00.
2nd period – 3, UMN, Winny Brodt/2 (Kelly Stephens/2) 19:20. Penalties – Kelsey Bills, UMN (hooking) 5:02; Meaghan Mulvaney, OSU (roughing) 10:33; Krissy Wendell, UMN (roughing) 10:33; Winny Brodt, UMN (hooking) 15:07; Erin O’Grady, OSU (hooking) 18:56; Jerilyn Glenn, UMN (roughing) 18:56.
3rd period – 4, UMN, Krissy Wendell/8 (Allie Sanchez/1) 17:40. Penalties – Melissa Coulombe, UMN (interference) 4:15; Erin O’Grady, OSU (slashing) 11:23; Allie Sanchez, UMN (high sticking) 18:02.
Shots on goal – UMN 10-9-6 25; OSU 9-10-7 26.
Power plays – UMN 1 of 2; OSU 0 of 5.
Penalties – UMN 7 (14 min); OSU 4 (8 min).
Goalies – UMN, Jody Horak 5-0-0 (60:00 minutes, 26 shots-26 saves); OSU, April Stojak 1-2-0 (60:00, 25-21).
A-237 T-2:07 Three stars: 1. Krissy Wendell 2. Jody Horak 3. Ronda Curtin Referee:Sjouke Brown Asst Ref:Lisa Schlatter; Kelli O’Brian Win-Jody Horak (5-0-0). Loss-April Stojak (1-2-0).