COLUMBUS, Ohio.- The No. 8/9 Ohio State women's hockey team earned a series split with Wisconsin following a 3-1 victory, Saturday at Value City Arena.
Sophomore forward Taylor Kuehl scored two goals and redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp stopped 33 shots as the Buckeyes improved its overall record to 10-4-0, 8-4-0 in the WCHA.
Kuehl put Ohio State out to a one-goal lead at 12:25 of the opening period after putting one past Badger goaltender Alex Rigsby while on the power play. Sophomore defenders Sara Schmitt and Kari Schmitt had an assist on the goal. It was the second day in a row the sisters assisted on the same goal.
The second goal for Kuehl came at 8:46 of the second period and was her 11th of the season. Following a wrap-around shot attempt from junior forward Ally Tarr, Kuehl picked up the rebound and put it into the back of the net. Kari Schmitt picked up an assist on the play as well, her second of the game. Kuehl has nine goals in the last four series.
Freshman Julia McKinnon scored for the third-consecutive game and put Ohio State up 3-0, 9:06 into the third period. The goal was number six on the season for McKinnon and was assisted by senior forward Tina Hollowell and sophomore forward Kayla Sullivan.
Skating six-on-four following a OSU penalty and pulling the goalie Rigsby, Wisconsin got on the board with a goal from Alev Kelter, her eighth of the season. Courtney Burke and Madison Packer were credited with the assists on the score.
Both squads finished 1-4 on the power play while Wisconsin out shot Ohio State 34-33. Rigsby finished with 30 saves for Wisconsin.
Ohio State travels to Princeton, N.J., for a non-conference tilt with the Princeton Tigers, Nov. 23-24.