Ohio State women’s hockey is officially off the schneid. After a rough few weeks that saw the Buckeyes’ losing streak hit five games, the team rolled into St. Cloud looking to get back into the win column. They did just that in a thorough 4-0 victory.
|Scoring by Period||1||2||3||Final|
|No. 9 Ohio State||1||0||3||4|
|St. Cloud State||0||0||0||0|
The Bucks hit the ice firing. They outshot the Huskies 19-10 in the opening period. Midway through the frame Rebecca Freiburger staked the Bucks to a 1-0 lead. It was the third goal of the season for the junior forward.
That score would hold until the third period when the Buckeyes unleashed another barrage on Emma Polusny. They shelled the Husky goalie with 20 more shots and netted three more goals. Paetyn Levis struck a little over a minute into the stanza. Sophie Jaques added a late tally.
|Buckeye Goal Scorers (Assists)||Pd||Time|
|Rebecca Freiburger (Gabby Rosenthal, Liz Schepers)||1||9:42|
|Paetyn Levis (Jacyn Reeves, Maddy Field)||3||1:03|
|Sophie Jaques (Emma Maltais, Charly Dahlquist)||3||16:43|
|PP - Emma Maltais (Tatum Skaggs, Jincy Dunne)||3||18:45|
Emma Maltais capped off the scoring with a power play goal. This was the only advantage of the day for the Bucks. Their penalty kill was marginally busier but no less successful, killing off all three of St. Cloud’s opportunities.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the ice, Andrea Braendli had the Buckeye net on total lock down. She turned aside all 22 shots she faced in the contest. It was the fourth shutout of the season for the freshman netminder.
This was about as complete a victory for Ohio State as you could script. The Bucks dominated the shot count (53-22), crushed it on special teams, and got offensive contributions from half the lineup. Eleven different Buckeyes recorded points in the game. Seven registered four or more shots on net.
OSU and St. Cloud finish out their weekend and season series tomorrow afternoon at 3pm ET. The game can be streamed live for a fee via FloHockey.