Jan. 12, 2013
No. 9/10 Ohio State fell 4-1 to eighth-ranked Wisconsin Friday night at Labahn Arena in Madison.
Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp had 24 saves on a night in which Wisconsin outshot the Buckeyes 32-24, while Wisconsin goaltender Alex Rigsby stopped 23 of 24 shots faced.
The game stayed scoreless until 16:47 of the second period when Madison Packer put the Badgers out front 1-0. Brianna Decker made it a two-goal advantage with a shorthanded goal at the 3:04 mark of the third period.
Tarr’s score cut it to a 2-1 deficit, but Wisconsin added another shorthanded strike from Alev Kelter and a power play goal from Decker to make it a 4-1 final.
The Buckeyes finished 0-5 on the power play, while the Badgers were successful on one of three opportunities.
Ohio State (14-6-1, 9-5-1 WCHA) and Wisconsin (13-6-2, 9-6-2 WCHA) will play the series finale Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.