Dec. 11, 2004

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore Tessa Bonhomme scored two goals to lead the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team to a 3-1 victory over North Dakota Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. With the win, Buckeyes improved to 9-7-1 overall and 8-7-0 in the WCHA. North Dakota fell to 6-11-2 on the year (4-10-1 WCHA).

The Buckeyes and Fighting Sioux face off at 12:05 p.m. Sunday to close out the two-game home series at the OSU Ice Rink.

Ohio State opened the game strong taking a 2-0 lead in the first period. OSU’s Tessa Bonhomme (Sudbury, Ontario) scored her third goal of the season on the give-and-go from teammate Jana Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario) at 6:15. Senior Jeni Creary (Shell Lake, Saskatchewan) also assisted on the goal. Creary scored a goal of her own on the power play at a19:10 to close out the first period. Senior captain Meghan Mulvaney (Sylvania, Ohio) and Harrigan assisted on the goal. OSU outshot UND nine to eight in the stanza.

The teams skated to a scoreless second period. Ohio State tallied six shots on goals, while North Dakota registered five.

North Dakota came out strong in the third period. The Fighting Sioux came within one goal, as Sarah Connelly scored at 8:47. OSU’s Bonhomme secured a Buckeye victory with a power play goal assisted by Crystal Sayther (Burnsville, Minn.) and Mallory Peckels (Minocqu, Wis.) at 11:48. The Buckeyes posted 16 shots to UND’s nine in the final stanza.

Ohio State goalie Melissa Glaser (Sr., Rockford, Ill.) recorded 21 saves in 59:48 minutes of action. Glaser posted her fourth win, improving to 4-5-0 this season. North Dakota goalie Amber Hasbargen posted 28 saves in 59:10 minutes. The Buckeyes outshot the Fighting Sioux 31-22. Ohio State held UND scoreless on all six power-play chances. The Buckeyes capitalized on 2-of-7 power-play opportunities.

Ohio State head coach Jackie Barto

On Ohio State’s performance in the game

“I thought our team gave a very strong effort today. We came out strong in the first period and set the tempo for the game. We also closed out the second period with solid play. I think one of the differences in this game was our penalty kill. We did a great job on the kill today. We’ve had some difficulty with it this year and we worked on it all week.”

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) The Automated ScoreBook North Dakota vs Ohio State (Dec 11, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)

North Dakota (6-11-2; 4-10-1 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (9-7-1; 8-7-0 WCHA) Date: Dec 11, 2004 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:257 Start time:1:05 pm End time:3:07 pm Total time:2:00

Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- North Dakota…….. 0 0 1 – 1 Ohio State………. 2 0 1 – 3

1st period – 1, OSU, Tessa Bonhomme/3 (Jana Harrigan/16, Jeni Creary/6) 6:15. 2, OSU, Jeni Creary/14 (Meaghan Mulvaney/9, Jana Harrigan/17) 19:10 (pp). Penalties – Lacey Schultz, OSU (checking) 6:46; Melissa Glaser, OSU (obstruction-interference) 8:05; Melissa Dianoski, UND (tripping) 9:13; Amber Yorga, UND (high sticking) 18:45.

2nd period – Penalties – Stefanie Ubl, UND (tripping) 3:00; Krysta Skarda, OSU (hooking) 9:40; Melissa Dianoski, UND (obstruction-interference) 14:05.

3rd period – 3, UND, Sarah Connelly/5 (Melissa Dianoski/5, Amber Hasbargen/1) 8:47. 4, OSU, Tessa Bonhomme/4 (Crystal Sayther/2, Mallory Peckels/7) 11:48 (pp). Penalties – Katie Maroney, OSU (tripping) 1:42; Amber Bowman, OSU (hooking) 9:23; Sarah Connelly, UND (hooking) 10:34; Meaghan Mulvaney, OSU (roughing) 10:34; Melissa Dianoski, UND (roughing) 10:34; Jeni Creary, OSU (slashing) 12:24; Jessica Kovacevich, UND (interference) 14:38; Stefanie Ubl, UND (cross-checking) 16:46.

Shots on goal – UND 8-5-9 22; OSU 9-6-16 31.

Power plays – UND 0 of 6; OSU 2 of 7.

Penalties – UND 8 (16 min); OSU 7 (14 min).

Goalies – UND, Amber Hasbargen 3-7-1 (59:10 minutes, 31 shots-28 saves) , EMPTY NET (00:50, 0-0); OSU, Melissa Glaser 4-5-0 (59:48, 22-21) , EMPTY NET (00:12, 0-0).

A-257 T-2:00 Three stars: 1. Tessa Bonhomme 2. Jeni Creary 3. Sarah Connelly Referee:Jay Mendel Linesman:Kelli O’Brian; Erin Blair Win-Melissa Glaser (4-5-0). Loss-Amber Hasbargen (3-7-1). ID-260569