No. 10 Buckeyes Sweep St. Cloud State
Nov. 3, 2012
ST. CLOUD, Minn.- No. 10 Ohio State came from behind to take down St. Cloud State Saturday afternoon at the National Hockey and Events Center, winning by a final score of 4-2.
St. Cloud State jumped out to an early lead 2:55 into the opening period, scoring short-handed on a goal from Alex Nelson, with Molli Mott and Audrey Hanmer recording the assists.
At 6:54 of the second period the Buckeyes tied the game at a goal a piece. Sophomore Taylor Kuehl sent a long pass down the ice to freshman Julia McKinnon who then fired one past SCSU freshman goaltender Katie Fitzgerald. The goal was number four for McKinnon.
Hanmer gave the Huskies their second short-handed goal of the game at the 18:58 mark of period two to take a 2-1 lead into the second intermission. Assist on the score went to Amy Olson.
Ohio State took it’s first lead of the day at 7:29 of the final period as sophomore Danielle Gagne netted her second of the season. Langan picked up another assist, her 12th of the season, and the second assist went to senior Minttu Tuominen, her eighth of the season.
Senior Tina Hollowell put in an empty-net goal to seal it for the Buckeyes with one minute remaining on the clock. The sixth goal of the season for Hollowell was assisted by sophomore Kari Schmitt and Kuehl.
Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp picked up the win to improve to 9-3-0 this season. Knapp stopped 30 of 32 shots faced while Fitzgerald stopped 29 of 32 for the Huskies. The Buckeyes were 0-6 on the power play compared to 0-4 for St. Cloud State.
No. 10 Ohio State (9-3-0, 7-3-0 WCHA) will be back in action Nov. 16-17 against Wisconsin at Value City Arena in Columbus. The games will mark the first regular season women’s hockey games played in the facility.