November 20, 2021

Thiele Earns First Career Shutout in Buckeyes’ 9-0 Win Over Mavericks


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State women’s hockey finished the 2021 home slate undefeated as the No. 2 Buckeyes (12-2-0, 12-2-0 WCHA) defeated Minnesota State, 9-0, in Saturday’s series finale at the OSU Ice Rink. Amanda Thiele picked up her first career shutout and Clair DeGeorge recorded her 100th career point in Ohio State’s win over the Mavericks (5-9-0, 1-9-0 WCHA).

How it Happened

Ohio State opened the game with four goals in the first period, starting with Jenn Gardiner’s power play goal at 4:14. Jenna Buglioni went on to score back-to-back goals with her first coming at 6:18 and her second at 10:58. Madisyn Wiebe recorded her first career goal as a Buckeye to give the Ohio State a 4-0 lead headed into the first intermission.

The second period started and ended with goals from Clair DeGeorge. Ohio State came off the opening faceoff firing as DeGeorge scored her first of the period just 35 seconds in. The Anchorage, Alaska native scored her second with 3:22 remaining in the period.

The Buckeyes found the back of the net three times in the final frame, as Liz Schepers, Riley Brengman and Gabby Rosenthal recorded goals for Ohio State. Schepers added her second point of the day with a goal at 14:54. Originally ruled no-goal, Brengman’s goal at 18:23 was reviewed and the call was reversed, putting almost a minute and a half back on the clock. Rosenthal scored 14 seconds after the faceoff.

In her fourth game of the season between the pipes for Ohio State, Amanda Thiele made 19 saves. The sophomore earned her fifth win of her career.

Game Notes

  • Ohio State’s 9-0 win on Saturday marks career shutout No. 1 for Amanda Thiele. Thiele has played in six career games and made five starts in two seasons for the Buckeyes.
  • Clair DeGeorge recorded her 100th point in game two against the Mavericks. She tied her career single game high of two goals and added an assist to bring her career point total to 100. She came to Ohio State with 79 points and has recorded 21 so far this season.
  • Jenna Buglioni tied her career single-game high with four points against the Mavericks. The sophomore recorded two helpers and two goals on the day. She has scored two goals in a single game in each of the last two series. She is now tied for second in Buckeye women’s hockey history with a 14-game point streak.
  • Madisyn Wiebe recorded her first collegiate goal and point on Saturday, recording the team’s four goal of the day. Wiebe, a freshman from North Vancouver, B.C., has skated in 12 games this season for Ohio State.
  • Riley Brengman scored her first goal of the season against Minnesota State for her third career goal. With two points on the day, the sophomore has recorded 14 career points (3 goals, 11 assists).
  • Twelve players scored a point in Saturday’s win, resulting in a total of 25 points by the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State’s eight home wins this season matches the program best home win streak last reached from Jan. 6-Feb. 16, 2018.
  • Earning sweeps over St. Cloud, St. Thomas and now Minnesota State, Ohio State is on a program-high six-game WCHA win streak.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Ohio State 48, Minnesota State 19
Saves: Minnesota State (Stilwell) 39, Ohio State (Thiele) 19
Power Play: Ohio State 1-3, Minnesota State 0-3
Faceoffs: Ohio State 30, Minnesota State 21
Ohio State Scoring: Buglioni (2-2-4), DeGeorge (2-1-3), Gardiner (1-2-3), Riley Brengman (1-1-2), Liz Schepers (1-1-2), Bernard (0-2-2), Bizal (0-2-2), Jaques (0-2-2), Levis (0-2-2), Rosenthall (1-0-1), Wiebe (1-0-1), Hartmetz (0-1-1)

Up Next

The Buckeyes head to Washington D.C. for the D1 in D.C. tournament next weekend, Nov. 26 and 27. Ohio State will meet its first non-conference opponents in St. Lawrence Friday and Penn State Saturday.