Feb. 15, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team clinched a spot in the WCHA Final Five by sweeping Minnesota State in both games of the series this weekend. Senior Shana Frost (Sr., Frankford, Ontario/Beatrice North York Aeros) scored the game-winning goal to lift the Buckeyes to a 5-4 victory over Minnesota State Saturday at OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The game marked the final meeting between the teams during the regular season.
Ohio State improved its record to 10-18-2 overall and 6-11-2 in the WCHA. Minnesota State has an overall record of 9-18-3 and 6-12-2 in the WCHA.
Minnesota State’s Tristin Stephenson scored the first goal of the game, on the Mavericks second attempted shot of the game, at 5:11. Ohio State’s Crystal Sayther (Fr., Burnsville, Minn./Bursnville) tied the game with her third goal of the season at 13:14 assisted by Erin O’Grady (Jr., London, Ontario/Culver Academy) and Jaclyn Haines (So., Rossland, British Columbia/Team Pacific/Team British Columbia). MSU took the lead when Melanie Salatino netted a goal at 14:59. At the end of the first period, OSU trailed 2-1, despite leading 19-5 in shots.
The Buckeyes rebounded in the second period. OSU’s Haines set up Meaghan Mulvaney (So., Sylvania, Ohio/Honeybaked) for a goal in the crease. Mulvaney scored off her own rebounded shot at 12:13. Mulvany was involved in the action again, when she dug the puck out from behind the net setting up Jeni Creary (So., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan/Notre Dame) for a goal at 18:30. OSU tallied 12 shots to MSU nine during the period.
Ohio State’s O’Grady scored her third goal of the season off a rebounded shot by Heather Farrell (Jr., Perth, Ontario/Promfret/Connecticut Polar Bears) at 4:56 in the third period. Haines tallied her third helper of the game on the goal. Minnesota State came back scoring two goals, Andrea Jensrud at 8:27 and Amy Egli 15:03, to tie the game at 4-all. OSU’s Frost netted the Buckeyes’ game-winning goal at 16:56 assisted by Jana Harrigan (Fr., Burlington, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) and Emma Laaksonen (Jr., Espoo, Finland/Team Finland/Blues Espoo).
The Buckeyes outshot the Mavericks 37-25. The Buckeyes were 0-for-2 on the power play. Ohio State held Minnesota State scoreless on 1-of-2 power-play opportunities.
Ohio State goalkeeper April Stojak (Sr., Kent, Ohio/Shattuck-St. Mary’s) saved 21 shots in 60 minutes of play. Minnesota State’s Shari Vogt recorded 32 saves in 59 minutes.
Ohio State plays host to the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers at 7:05 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2002-03 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY Minnesota State vs Ohio State (Feb 15, 2003 at Columbus, Ohio)
Minnesota State (9-18-3, 6-12-2 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (10-18,2,7-11-2 WCHA) Date: Feb 15, 2003 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Arena Attendance:206 Start time:4:05 pm End time:6:08 pm Total time:2:03
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Total Minnesota State 2 0 2 4 Ohio State 1 2 2 5
1st period – 1, MSU, Tristin Stephenson/8 (Andrea Jensrud/7, Shari Vogt/1) 5:11. 2, OSU, Crystal Sayther/3 (Erin O’Grady/7, Jaclyn Haines/3) 13:14. 3, MSU, Melaine Salatino/8 (Katie Hainrich/9, Jen Jonsson/2) 14:59. Penalties – Lindsay McCulloch, MSU (checking) 10:54; Melaine Salatino, MSU (hooking) 17:17.
2nd period – 4, OSU, Meaghan Mulvaney/6 (Jaclyn Haines/4) 12:13. 5, OSU, Jeni Creary/17 (Meaghan Mulvaney/10) 18:30. Penalties – Jeni Creary, OSU (holding) 2:15.
3rd period – 6, OSU, Erin O’Grady/3 (Heather Farrell/5, Jaclyn Haines/5) 4:56. 7, MSU, Andrea Jensrud/5 (Kearstin Solberg/8, Tristin Stephenson/10) 8:27 (pp). 8, MSU, Amy Egli/7 (Kristina Koga/5) 15:03. 9, OSU, Shana Frost/7 (Jana Harrigan/13, Emma Laaksonen/15) 16:56. Penalties – Emily Hudak, OSU (interference) 8:13.
Shots on goal – MSU 5-9-11 25; OSU 19-12-6 37.
Power plays – MSU 1 of 2; OSU 0 of 2.
Penalties – MSU 2 (4 min); OSU 2 (4 min).
Goalies – MSU, Shari Vogt 5-15-2 (59:00 minutes, 37 shots-32 saves); OSU, April Stojak 7-12-1 (48:27, 25-21).
A-206 T-2:03 Three stars: 1. Shana Frost 2. Jaclyn Haines 3. Meaghan Mulvaney Referee:Bill Kronschnabel Asst Ref:Kelli O’Brian; Evonne Young Win-April Stojak (7-12-1). Loss-Shari Vogt (5-15-2).