Braendli and the Buckeyes Blank Huskies Again

By Aubrey Nelson on February 2, 2019 at 6:17 pm
It is possible Andrea Braendli has mistaken Lauren Boyle for a puck in need of stopping. Or it's a hug.

The women’s hockey Buckeyes picked up on Saturday afternoon right where they left off on Friday. Ohio State rolled to a 5-0 victory over St. Cloud State. With the win the Bucks sweep both their weekend and season series against the Huskies. 

Scoring by Period 1 2 3 Final
No. 9 Ohio State 1 1 3 5
St. Cloud State 0 0 0 0

The Buckeyes once again dominated the shot count, outshooting St. Cloud 48-28 for the game. This included a 36-17 margin over the final 40 minutes. The Bucks were also the victors in the special teams battle. They converted two of their four chances. The PK held the Huskies scoreless on three advantages. 

Buckeye Goal Scorers (Assists) Pd Time
Tatum Skaggs (Gabby Rosenthal, Sam Bouley) 1 13:54
Maddy Field (Sophie Jaques, Jincy Dunne) 2 6:54
PP - Charly Dahlquist (Emma Maltais, Tatum Skaggs) 3 15:36
EN - Liz Schepers (Elise Riemenschneider) 3 17:38
PP - Jacyn Reeves (Elise Riemenschneider) 3 19:32

Offense continued to be widespread throughout the lineup. The team’s five goals came from five different players. Tatum Skaggs led off the assault with a first period strike. Maddy Field built a 2-0 Buckeye lead with her twelfth goal of the season. 

Three more goals in the third period sealed the victory. Charly Dahlquist and Jacyn Reeves netted power play tallies. Liz Schepers nailed the empty net. In all 11 Buckeyes recorded points in the win. Skaggs (1-1--2), Emma Maltais (0-2--2), and Elise Riemenschneider (0-2--2) all registered multi-point outings. 

OSU’s defense went untouched yet again. With 28 sterling saves today Andrea Braendli posted her sixth shutout of the season. It is the first time the freshman netminder has recorded back-to-back blankings. 

The Buckeyes (17-11-0, 11-9-0-0 WCHA) look to keep the win train rolling next week. They return to Columbus for their final home series of the regular season. Ohio State hosts a hot Bemidji State squad on Friday at 6pm ET and Saturday at 3pm ET.

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