Women's ice hockey skates past Ohio State in overtime, 5-4

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's ice hockey team (2-2-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) lost to the New Hampshire Wildcats (3-0-0, 0-0-0 HE) in overtime, 5-4, Saturday in the second game of the two-game series at the OSU Ice Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio State led the Wildcats in the first period. OSU's Emma Laaksonen (Jr., Espoo, Finland/Team Finland/Blues Espoo) scored first goal game and her first on the season 6:18 in the period. The goal was assisted by Heather Farrell (Jr., Perth, Ontario/Pomfret/Connecticut Polar Bears) and Erin O'Grady (Jr., London, Ontario/Culver Academy). Senior Christine Patno (Sr., Lakewood, Ohio/Ohio Flames) recorded her first career goal at 13:25 on an assist from Farrell and Shana Frost (Sr., Frankford, Ontario/Beatrice North York Aeros). The Buckeyes led the Wildcats 2-0. UNH's Kristi Shaw soon followed scoring their first goal of the game. The period ended with OSU leading UNH, 2-1.

New Hampshire's Carolyn Gordon scored the only goal of the second period on a power play. Ohio State had one power-play chance and was unable to score. UNH out shot OSU 13-3 in the second period.

The Wildcats' Carolyn Gordon took the lead, 3-2 at the beginning of the third period. But, OSU's Meaghan Mulvaney (So., Sylvania, Ohio/Honeybaked) soon followed tying the game at 3-3. Mulvaney scored her first goal of the season, assisted by Laaksonen and Jeni Creary (So., Shell Lake, Saskatchewan/Notre Dame). UNH's Annie Fahlenbock scored the next goal in the period on a power play. Ohio State's Creay fought back tying the game at 4-4, forcing the Buckeyes and Wildcats into overtime. Creary's goal was assisted by Jana Harrigan (Fr., Burlington, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs).

In overtime, Creary took the first shot but UNH's goalkeeper, Jen Huggon, saved it. New Hampshire's Gordon came up the middle for the game-winning goal at 3:41 in overtime.

Freshman Natalie Lamme (Fr., Hibbing, Minn./Hibbing) played the full 60:00 in the net for the Buckeyes, recording 25 saves. UNH's Jen Huggon played the full 60:00, recording 17 saves.

The Buckeyes held UNH on two of its four power-play chances. OSU was 0-for-2 on its power plays. UNH tallied 30 shot and OSU had 21.

 

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