Studler's Two Goals Lead Ohio State Past Penn State, 3-1
Sophomore forward Hayley Studler nets two goals for Buckeyes

Sophomore forward Claudia Kepler scored a goal for the Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
3rd 3:24  OSU1-0 EV Hayley Studler (1)Katie Matheny/3, Maggie Rothgery/3
3rd 7:03  OSU2-0 EV GW Hayley Studler (2)Taylor Kuehl/6, Alexa Ranahan/3
3rd 12:10  PSU1-2 PP Hannah Bramm (4)Hannah Hoenshell/6, Caitlin Reilly/6
3rd 19:39  OSU3-1 PP EN Claudia Kepler (8)Kari Schmitt/10
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ohio State  0033
Penn State  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ohio State  1710835
Penn State  3429
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ohio State (11-8-2)  1/2 3/6 0
Penn State (10-8-3)  1/2 2/4 0
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stacy Danczak (W, 5-1-2)60:001 3418
Penn State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Celine Whitlinger (L, 6-5-0)59:202 1710532
Empty Net0:401     

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Ohio State women's hockey team posted a 3-1 win Saturday evening in its first visit to Pegula Ice Arena on the campus of Penn State University. Sophomore Haley Studler earned two goals in the third period to fuel the Buckeye victory, while her classmate Claudia Kepler sealed the win with an empty netter in the final minute. The Buckeyes (11-8-2, 8-7-2-1 WCHA) and Nittany Lions (10-8-3, 5-5-1 CHA) will return to the ice for the series finale Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

The teams were scoreless in the first and second periods of play with shots serving in Ohio State's favor, 17-7. Redshirt junior Stacy Danczak started in goal for the Scarlet and Gray, registering seven saves in the opening two stanzas.

Studler gave the Buckeyes a one-goal lead 3:24 into the third period. The goal, assisted by sophomore Katie Matheny and junior Maggie Rothgery, was the first of the Grosse Isle, Manitoba native's collegiate career. Less than four minutes later, Studler answered the call again, notching her second goal off a feed from senior Taylor Kuehl and sophomore Alexa Ranahan. Penn State fought back with a power-play goal from Hannah Bramm, cutting the Buckeye lead to one. Kepler, however, shut down the come back with an empty net goal at 19:39. Senior Kari Schmitt assisted Kepler on the play.

Danczak recorded eight saves for the Buckeyes in 60 minutes. With the win, Danczak moves to 5-1-2 so far this season. Celine Whitlinger played 59:24 for the Nittany Lions, contributing 32 saves. The Buckeyes ended the game with a 35-9 advantage in shots.