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Ohio State women’s ice hockey shutout, swept by No. 2 Wisconsin

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OSU freshman goalie Alex LaMere looks back into the net after a goal by Western Ontario Sept. 28 at the Ohio State Ice Rink. OSU tied 2-2 in OT. Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographer

The Buckeyes lost to No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-0, Sunday thanks in large part to Badger redshirt-senior forward Brittany Ammerman, who scored two of the three Wisconsin goals.

With 7:09 left in the first period, Badger sophomore forward Sydney McKibbon scored on a power play for the first goal of the game.

Halfway through the second period, Ammerman scored to pull Wisconsin ahead, 2-0. The final goal came in the last few seconds of the third period when Ammerman scored on a power play after OSU senior defenseman Kari Schmitt was called for roughing.

OSU was outshot, 47-18, by Wisconsin. Freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve played a total of 59:37 minutes and recorded 44 saves.

The Badgers also beat the Buckeyes in the first game of the series Friday night. Wisconsin was victorious in a 6-0 shutout. The Badgers showed their balanced offense, having six different players record goals in the game.

Recording a total of 28 shots on net in the first series of their season, the Buckeyes couldn’t get anything past Wisconsin sophomore goalie Ann-Renée Desbiens.

In the eighth minute of play, Wisconsin senior forward Karley Sylvester beat the Buckeyes during a power play to put the Badgers on the board, 1-0.

The Badgers scored their second goal with less than five minutes remaining in the second period. Wisconsin later scored two goals each in the second period and the third period. The final goal was an empty netter in the last seconds of the third period.

Sauve had her first conference start against Wisconsin. She played for a total of 43 minutes and let up five goals. Sauve saved a total of 18 shots during this game. Red-shirt junior goalie, Stacy Danczak was put in the net in the third period, playing for a total of 16 minutes, only letting one goal passed her.

The Buckeyes look to bounce back this weekend when they are scheduled to host Bemidji State in a two-game series. The first game is scheduled for Friday at 6:07 p.m. before they face-off again Saturday at 12:07 p.m.

 

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