|1st||8:59||OSU||1-0||EV||Maddy Field (2)||Katie Matheny/1, Alexa Ranahan/1|
|2nd||8:42||OSU||2-0||EV||Kendall Curtis (2)||Dani Sadek/1, Maggie Rothgery/1|
|2nd||13:50||LIN||1-2||EV||Shara Jasper (2)||Sarah Bobrowski/3, Shannon Morris-Reade/3|
|2nd||15:07||OSU||3-1||EV GW||Kendall Curtis (3)||Bryanna Neuwald/1|
|3rd||3:26||LIN||2-3||PP||Rachel Weich (1)||Carrie Atkinson/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ohio State (2-0-0)||0/1||3/6||0|
|Ohio State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Alex LaMere (W, 1-0-0)||60:00||2||8||4||4||16|
|Nicole Hensley (L, 0-3-0)||58:31||3||5||9||12||26|
St. Charles, Mo. - A couple of goals from senior Kendall Curtis and a goal from freshman Maddy Field helped propel Ohio State to a 3-2 win and a series sweep over Lindenwood. The Buckeyes have not lost a game in their first series of the season dating back to the 2007-08 season.
Field started things off with a goal at the 8:59 mark of the first period with assists coming from Alexa Ranahan and Katie Matheny. The scoring play gave Field her second goal of the season and Matheny her second assist.
At 8:42 in the second, Curtis found the back of the net to put Ohio State up 2-0 with assists coming from Maggie Rothgery and Dani Sadek. Lindenwood would answer with a goal just minutes later to cut its deficit in half, 2-1. Not two minutes later Curtis found some open ice in front of the net, earning her second goal of the game and third on the young season. With 43 seconds left in the period, Field had a chance to put the Buckeyes up 4-1 after a Lindenwood penalty awarded OSU with a penalty shot. The freshman was unable to put the puck past goalie Nicole Hensley, though, and Ohio State entered the intermission up 3-1.
The only goal of the final period came 3:42 into the third when the Lions scored on a power play to cut the Buckeye lead to just one, 3-2. Neither team was able to find the back of the net again, however, and when the final horn sounded Ohio State was on the winning end of the 3-2 decision.
Whereas both team combined for 20 penalties last night, just four were committed in this game, with Lindenwood's third period power play goal being the only successful conversion.
The 2-0 start ensures that the Buckeyes will go another opening weekend without taking a loss. Since the 2007-08 season, Ohio State is now 10-0-4 during its season-opening weekend.
The Scarlet and Gray will hit the ice next weekend in Madison for a weekend series with the Wisconsin Badgers to open WCHA play.