Ohio State Tops Minnesota State, 3-1
Sophomore Breanne Grant scores goal and assist for Buckeyes

Sophomore Breanne Grant scored a goal and an assist for the Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:16  OSU1-0 EV Breanne Grant (1)Taylor Kuehl/4, Claudia Kepler/2
1st 5:47  OSU2-0 EV GW Breanne Grant (2)Julianna Iafallo/1, Maggie Rothgery/2
3rd 3:13  OSU3-0 EV Julia McKinnon (5)Sara Schmitt/4, Claudia Kepler/3
3rd 4:58  MNS1-3 PP Hannah Davidson (1)Amanda Martin/2, Anna-Maria Fiegert/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ohio State  2013
Minnesota State  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ohio State  16121139
Minnesota State  411217
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ohio State (6-3-0)  0/3 3/6 0
Minnesota State (0-8-1)  1/3 3/6 0
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kassidy Sauvé (W, 6-3-0)60:001 411116
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin Krichiver (L, 0-6-1)58:453 14121036
Empty Net1:150     

Mankato, Minn. - Minnesota State gave up two first period goals and were unable to recover as they lost to Ohio State 3-1 in Mankato on Friday night.

With the loss the Mavericks drop to 0-8-1 overall and 0-6-1 in WCHA play while the Buckeyes move to 6-3-0 and 4-3-0 in league play.

Ohio State got on the board early scoring 3:16 into the first period as Breanne Grant tallied her first goal of the season. Just two minutes later Haley Studler scored her first goal for the Buckeyes this season to push the Buckeye's lead to two after the first period of play.

In the second period the Mavericks had two power-play opportunities and came close to pushing one through as senior Shelby Moteyunas fired a shot from the point that was tipped just wide. MSU evened the shots in the middle period even though OSU had a slight edge of 12-11.

The Buckeyes added a goal early in the third but MSU responded with one of its own on the power play. Freshman Hannah Davidson had the puck behind the net and shot the puck off the back of Ohio State goaltender Kassidy Sauve to score her first career goal for the Purple and Gold. Freshman Amanda Martin and sophomore and Anna Fiegert both were credited with their second assists of the season on the scoring play.

Minnesota State netminder Erin Krichiver recorded 36 saves despite the loss. She owns a record of 0-6-1 in 2014-15.

Minnesota State went 1-3 with the extra skater advantage while OSU went 0-4. Ohio State totaled 39 shots on the night compared to 17 for the Mavericks. The Buckeyes outdueled the Mavericks in faceoffs by a narrow margin of 30-24.

The Mavericks will finish off the weekend tomorrow afternoon against Ohio State at All Seasons Arena. The opening faceoff is set for 1:07 p.m.