Buckeyes Top Bemidji State, 3-1

Feb. 15, 2014

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s hockey team skated to a 3-1 victory over Bemidji State Saturday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn. to earn the weekend series split.

With the win the Buckeyes pick up three points in the WCHA standings to remain in fifth-place , four points ahead of the Beavers with one weekend of play remaining. 

Danielle Gagne, a junior forward from Caledon, Ontario fired home the game-winner at 7:06 of the third period and redshirt senior Chelsea Knapp stopped 24 of 25 shots faced in her first start of 2014.

Junior Sara Schmitt gave the Buckeyes the first lead of the afternoon, scoring on the power play at the 15-minute mark of the opening period. The goal, which was assisted on by junior Taylor Kuehl, was the sixth for Schmitt this season.

Bemidji State tied the game up with only three seconds remaining in the first on a shot from Tess Dusik.

Gagne’s goal, which gave her a career-best nine goals on the season, was assisted on by senior forward Ally Tarr, her 18th helper of the season. Tarr would later add an insurance goal for the Buckeyes coming unassisted at 17:50 of the third, her ninth of the season.

With the goal Tarr, a native of London, Ontario tallied career point number 100, becoming only the ninth Buckeye to reach that milestone. With the two-point performance Tarr also passed former Buckeyes Shana Frost and Emma Laaksonen on the program all-time scoring list and currently sits ninth.

The Buckeyes finished 1-4 on the power play while the Beavers finished 0-2. Ohio State held BSU scoreless on all five of its power play opportunities over the weekend. 

Ohio State (12-15-5, 7-14-5 WCHA) returns to the OSU Ice Rink next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, to play host to North Dakota in its final regular season series of 2013-14. Friday’s game is set for a 7:07 p.m. start while Saturday, which is also senior day for the Buckeyes, is set for a 4:07 p.m. start.