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Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State’s No. 1/2 women’s hockey team earned a 7-1 win over Bemidji State at OSU’s rink Saturday to win the regular-season series against the Beavers. With the win, defense attorney Sophie Jaques set Ohio State’s record for career defenseman points.
How it happened
The Buckeyes continued their momentum in the third third with three goals from Friday night and opened the second game of the series with a first third with three goals. Sloane Matthews brought Ohio State on after just 1:46 after assists from Jenn Gardiner and Hadley Hartmetz. Later in the third, Emma Peschel capitalized on the Buckeyes’ second power play opportunity of the day, scoring just seven seconds after Bemidji State’s penalty at 15-11. Kenzie Hauswirth and Jenna Buglioni deserved the helpers at the gate. Hartmetz lit the lamp less than two minutes later at 5:09 p.m. to give Ohio State a 3-0 lead thanks to a Makenna Webster assist on the first break.
The Scarlet and Grays continued their offensive pressure against Bemidji in the second half, adding two more goals in the frame. Gardiner scored her first power-play goal of the season 2:51 at the break from assists from Matthews and Sophie Jaques. Hartmetz followed up at 9:37 a.m. and brought the Buckeyes 5-0 lead with their second goal of the day. She was supported by Hauswirth. Bemidji State managed to pass Ohio State goaltender Raygan Kirk at 6:49 p.m. to make the score 5-1 in favor of the Buckeyes after 40:00 p.m.
Jacques and Sydney Morrow scored the Buckeyes’ final goals to make it 7-1. Jaques scored the Buckeyes’ third power play goal of the game at 2:36 of the half, while Morrow found the back of the net at 10:50. Madison Bizal provided an assist for Jaques’ goal while Gardiner and Buglioni added their second assists of the day.
Kirk ended the day with 11 saves to improve the Buckeyes’ lead to 3-0-1 from last year. Overall, Ohio State won the faceoff fight by 26-23 and overtook the Beavers by 38-12.
- With a goal and an assist in the game, Sophie Jaques has amassed 130 career points as a Buckeye and officially moves ahead of Tessa Bonhomme to become Ohio State’s all-time record holder for career points by a defensive back. The Toronto, Ont. The local has scored 50 goals and provided 80 assists in her career.
- Jaques also extends her points streak to seven games. She has 11 points since the Buckeyes defeated Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Oct. 22. She continues to lead the team with 22 points this year.
- Hadley Hartmetz and Jenn Gardiner led the Buckeyes by three points each in the second game against Bemidji State.
- Hartmetz’s two-goal game was the first multi-goal game of her career. The goals are also their first of the season for the Buckeyes. Her three points is the most she has scored in a single game at Ohio State in her career and ties in with her overall career-high in points in a game, which she previously achieved in the 2019-20 season.
- After failing to complete its first power play opportunity of the day, Ohio State scored on each of its next three power play opportunities. The three power-play goals scored in Saturday’s game are the most the Buckeyes have scored in a single game since the team’s 4-2 win over Penn State on Nov. 27, 2021.
- Five of Ohio State’s seven goals on Saturday were scored by defenders, with Hartmetz scoring two and Jaques, Sydney Morrow and Emma Peschel adding one of their own.
- Peschel scored two points that day to match her career highs in a single game.
- Hartmetz and Morrow ended the day with a team high plus four on ice.
- Makenna Webster continued her scoring streak with an assist in Saturday’s game and now has a point in each of her four games this season.
- Ohio State’s seven goals against Bemidji State is the most scored against an opponent this season. The six-goal difference gives the Buckeyes the biggest lead this year.
Total shots: Ohio State 84, Bemidji State 22
Saves: Bemidji (Thompson) State 22, Ohio (Kirk) State 11
power play: Ohio State 3-4, Bemidji State 1-3
Faceoffs: Ohio State 26, Bemidji State 23
Rating in the State of Ohio: Hartmetz (2-1-2), Peschel (1-1-2), Buglioni (0-2-2), Hauswirth (0-2-2), Gardiner (1-1-2), Jacques (1-1 -2), Webster (0-1-1), Morrow (1-0-1), Matthews (1-1-2),
Ohio State has a quick turnaround this week as it hosts the Colgate No. 4 at OSU’s ice rink Nov. 22-23. The Buckeyes and Raiders will face off in an off-conference showdown Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Admission and parking for Ohio State women’s hockey games are free.