Jan. 20, 2001
MIDDLETON, Wis.–The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team fell to No. 7 Wisconsin, 3-2, in overtime Saturday afternoon in the first game of the WCHA weekend series at Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, Wis. Following the conference loss, the Buckeyes slip to 8-12-2 overall and 6-7-2 in the WCHA. The Badgers improve to 15-5-2 overall and 9-4-2 in the WCHA.
The first stanza saw very few shots as most of the action took place in the neutral zone. At 5:30, Karen Rickard put the Badgers on the board first with a shot to the far right side of the OSU net. Nicole Uliasz and Kelly Kegley earned assists.
At 1:46 in the second, Michelle Sikich combined with Rickard to put Wisconsin ahead, 2-0. The Buckeyes got on the board when Sarah Van Riper (So., Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard-Davidson) collected the rebound from Katie Frohreich’s (So., Baudette, Minn./Lake of the Woods) shot that hit the crossbar and bounced out. Jeanne Chapple (Fr., Vadnais Heights, Minn./Moundsview) had the secondary assist on Van Riper’s goal, which came at 14:48. With seven seconds remaining in the second period, Emma Laaksonen (Fr., Espoo, Finland/Makelanrinteen) and Corinne Rosen (Sr., Milwaukee, Wis./Pomfret) combined for a 2-on-1 in front of the Badger net. Rosen collected the puck from Laaksonen and fired a shot past UofW goalie Jackie MacMillan to tie the game at two going into the second intermission.
Wisconsin outshot Ohio State in the third stanza, 9-8, as both teams were held scoreless.
With 1:56 remaining in the five-minute sudden-victory overtime period, Wisconsin right wing Kendra Antony scored the game-winning goal from Meghan Hunter and Sis Paulsen.
OSU did not convert on five power-play opportunites and held the Badgers scoreless through three opportunities.
U of W outshot OSU, 26-24, and Stojak recorded 23 saves. MacMillan played 63:03 and stopped 22 Buckeye shots.
Ohio State and Wisconsin return to the ice Sunday at 2:05 p.m. EST in the series finale at the Capitol Ice Arena.
Scoring by Period
1 2 3 OT F Ohio State 0 2 0 0 2 Wisconsin 1 1 0 1 3
Shots on Goal
1 2 3 OT F OSU 6 10 8 0 24 UofW 5 9 9 3 26
Saves by Period
1 2 3 OT F OSU-Stojak (63:04) 4 8 9 2 23 UofW-MacMillan (63:03) 6 8 8 0 22
UofW-Karen Rickard (Nicole Uliasz, Kelly Kegley), 5:30
UofW-Michelle Sikich (Rickard), 1:46
OSU-Sarah Van Riper (Katie Frohreich, Jeanne Chapple), 14:48
OSU-Corinne Rosen (Emma Laaksonen), 19:53
UofW-Kendra Antony (Meghan Hunter, Sis Paulsen), 3:04
1 2 3 OT F OSU 1/2 2/4 1/2 0/0 4/8 UofW 2/4 2/4 2/4 0/0 6/12
OSU- 0-for-5 (.000)
UofW- 0-for-3 (.000)