Jan. 13, 2001
COLUMBUS, Ohio-The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team defeated Bemidji State, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Arena for the squad’s first series sweep of the season. After taking two games from the Beavers, the Buckeyes improve to 8-11-2 overall and 6-6-2 in the WCHA, and Bemidji State slips to 5-15-0 overall and 5-10-0 in the WCHA. Kelli Halcisak (Fr., Grosse Isle, Mich./Shattuck-St. Mary’s) capped off an outstanding weekend with two goals and one assist, adding to her goal and assist from Friday. Corinne Rosen (Sr., Milwaukee, Wis./Pomfret) notched three goals and an assist in the weekend series and Shana Frost (So., Frankford, Ont./Bayside) picked up a goal and four assists through two games.
Rosen put the Buckeyes on the board first, beating out a 2-on-1 on the breakaway for an unassisted goal at 9:23 in the first stanza. Rosen’s goal was shorthanded, OSU’s first short-handed goal of the season.
At 4:51 in the second, Frost extended the Buckeyes’ lead to two. Frost passed the puck to Heather Farrell (Fr., Perth, Ontario/Pomfret) in front of the Beaver net and Farrell fired it back to Frost, who slipped it past BSU goalie Anik Cote. Erin O’Grady (Fr., London, Ontario/Culver Academy) was credited with the secondary assist. Halcisak knocked in the next two goals for the Buckeyes-her first coming on the power play from Emily Hudak (So., Marblehead, Mass./Cushing Academy) and Frost at 17:19. At 18:39, Halcisak scored her seventh of the season with a beautiful diving shot to the far left corner of the Bemidji net. Ohio State skated into the second intermission with a 4-0 lead.
Lill Raynard scored what would be Bemidji State’s only goal of the game at 5:04 in the third period. Lisa Peters and Alicia Kinsman assisted on the goal. One minute later, OSU’s Lindsey Ogren (So., North Oaks, Minn./Moundsview) responded with her second of the season, an unassisted goal, at 6:10. At 7:28 in the third, O’Grady tallied her second of the season. Jeanne Chapple (Fr., Vadnais Heights, Minn./Moundsview) collected a pass from Halcisak and fired off a shot which O’Grady deflected with her stick to put the Buckeyes ahead, 6-1.
OSU outshot BSU, 46-23, for a two-game total of 91-52. Buckeye goalie April Stojak (So., Kent, Ohio/Shattuck-St. Mary’s) recorded 22 saves for the win and Cote stopped 40 Buckeye shots.
OSU converted on 2-of-5 power-play opportunities and held the Beavers scoreless through six opportunities.
Ohio State returns to the ice at 2:05 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 21 against conference foe Wisconsin at the Capitol Ice Arena. The Buckeyes next home series is Feb. 2-3 against MSU, Mankato at the OSU Ice Arena.
Scoring by Period 1 2 3 F Bemidji State 0 0 1 1 Ohio State 1 3 2 6
Shots on Goal 1 2 3 F BSU 11 10 2 23 OSU 14 19 13 46
Saves by Period 1 2 3 F BSU-Cote (60:00) 13 16 11 40 OSU-Stojak (60:00) 11 10 1 22
OSU-Corinne Rosen (unassisted), 9:23, shg
OSU-Shana Frost (Heather Farrell, Erin O’Grady), 4:51
OSU-Kelli Halcisak (Emily Hudak, Frost), 17:19, ppg
OSU-Halcisak (unassisted), 18:39
BSU-Lill Raynard (Lisa Peters, Alicia Kinsman), 5:04
OSU-Lindsey Ogren (unassisted), 6:10
OSU-O’Grady (Jeanne Chapple, Halcisak), 7:28, ppg
Penalties/Minutes 1 2 3 F BSU 1/2 2/4 3/6 6/12 OSU 4/8 2/4 2/4 8/16
BSU- 0-for-6 (.000)
OSU- 2-for-5 (.400)