Late Kepler Goal Gives Ohio State 4-3 Win Over New Hampshire
Sophomore forward Claudia Kepler scores game-winning goal for Buckeyes

Sophomore forward Claudia Kepler scored the game-winning goal for Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:16  OSU1-0 EV Danielle Gagne (1)Katie Matheny/1, Melani Moylan/1
1st 15:04  OSU2-0 EV Kayla Sullivan (1)Maggie Rothgery/1, Sara Schmitt/1
1st 19:46  OSU3-0 EV Alexa Ranahan (1)Kari Schmitt/1, Taylor Kuehl/1
2nd 10:00  UNH1-3 EV Cassandra Vilgrain (1)Kayla Mork/1, Kate Haslett/1
2nd 15:49  UNH2-3 SH Jonna Curtis (1) -
3rd 7:10  UNH3-3 EV Amy Boucher (1) -
3rd 19:28  OSU4-3 EV GW Claudia Kepler (2)Julia McKinnon/1, Kendall Curtis/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  0213
Ohio State  3014
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  710825
Ohio State  1181130
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (0-3-0)  0/1 5/10 1
Ohio State (2-0-0)  0/4 2/4 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 0-3-0)59:294 881026
Empty Net0:310     
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kassidy Sauvé (W, 2-0-0)60:003 78722

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's hockey team downed New Hampshire, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink for a series sweep of the Wildcats. Ohio State (2-0-0, 0-0-0 WCHA) defeated New Hampshire (0-3-0, 0-1-0 Hockey East) Friday in the series opener.

Senior forward Danielle Gagne started the Buckeyes off on a strong note, with a goal at the 12:16-mark in the first period. Sophomore Katie Matheny and junior Melani Moylan assisted on the play. Ohio State continued to build momentum on the offensive end, with back-to-back scores from senior Kayla Sullivan and sophomore Alexa Ranahan. With a 3-0 lead, the Buckeyes concluded the period with an 11-7 advantage in shots. Freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve, earning her second career start, recorded seven saves for the stanza.

The Wildcats rebounded in the second, with a goal from Cassandra Vilgrain halfway through the period. New Hampshire continued putting pressure on the Buckeye defensive unit with a short-handed goal at 15:49. Unable to counter the attack, Ohio State saw their previous three-goal lead dwindle to 3-2 at the end of second period.

Moving on to the third, New Hampshire tied the game, 3-3, with an unassisted goal from Amy Boucher. With overtime looming, the Buckeyes answered off a gritty play from sophomore Claudia Kepler. Set up by teammates Julia McKinnon and Kendall Curtis, Kepler scored the game-winner with 32 seconds remaining on the clock.

For the game, Ohio State outshot New Hampshire 30-25. Sauve was credited for 22 saves in the contest.

The Buckeyes will travel to Madison, Wis. to open conference play Oct. 10. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. (ET). The series with the Badgers will continue Sunday with a 2:07 p.m. (ET), once again a road contest for the Scarlet and Gray.