Wisconsin Edges No. 8/9 Buckeyes, 4-2
Nov. 16, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio.- In the first women’s hockey game played at Value City Arena, No. 8/9 Ohio State was upset by Wisconsin, 4-2, Friday afternoon.
The Buckeyes were out shot 35-33 in a game that saw 18 penalties, 10 on Wisconsin and eight on Ohio State.
Following a scoreless opening period, Wisconsin jumped out to a one-goal lead at 3:40 of the second on a short-handed goal from Alev Kelter.
Ohio State answered while on the power play on freshman forward Julia McKinnon’s fifth goal of the season. The score came at 4:51 of period two and was assisted by sophomore defenders Kari and Sara Schmitt.
Sophomore forward Danielle Gagne put the Buckeyes up 2-1 at 8:50 of the second period. Kari Schmitt and senior forward Hokey Langan assisted on the score. It was goal number three for Gagne this season.
Wisconsin received a penalty shot following a tripping call on McKinnon and Karley Sylvester took advantage, beating redshirt goaltender Chelsea Knapp at 11:57 of period two, tying the score at 2-all.
The winning-goal came from Blayre Turnbull at 15:37 of the third period, another short-handed score, with an assist going to Brianna Decker. Madison Parker put in an empty-net goal at 19:13 to seal the victory for the Badgers.
Knapp made 31 saves for the Buckeyes and held Wisconsin 0-6 on the power play. Wisconsin goaltender Alex Rigsby made 31 saves for the Badgers. Ohio State finished 1-7 on the power play.
No. 8/9 Ohio State (9-4-0, 7-4-0 WCHA) and Wisconsin (8-3-2, 4-3-2 WCHA) will play game two at Value City Arena Saturday, with game time set for 2:07 p.m. ET.