Fitzgerald, Tylke Lead St. Cloud State Past Ohio State, 2-1
Senior goaltender Katie Fitzgerald makes 36 saves while freshman forward Julia Tylke has goal and assist for Huskies

Senior goaltender Katie Fitzgerald made 36 saves for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 0:40  STC1-0 PP Molly Illikainen (14)Lexi Slattery/9, Julia Tylke/10
2nd 4:08  OSU1-1 EV Lauren Spring (5)Cara Zubko/10, Maggie Rothgery/3
2nd 19:46  STC2-1 EV GW Julia Tylke (8)Brittney Anderson/13, Alyssa Erickson/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  0202
Ohio State  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  95418
Ohio State  1314936
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (11-9-3)  1/1 3/6 0
Ohio State (7-17-0)  0/2 2/4 0
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Katie Fitzgerald (W, 10-9-3)60:001 1313935
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex LaMere (L, 5-12-0)59:002 93416
Empty Net1:000     

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's hockey team (7-17-0, 3-16-0 WCHA) fell 2-1 to St. Cloud State University (12-8-2, 8-8-2 WCHA) on Saturday evening at the OSU Ice Rink. Similar to the previous night's game, Ohio State had a late third period power play but was unable to convert the opportunity into an equalizing goal.

After the first period of play, the Buckeyes pulled ahead in shots, 13-9. A penalty drawn late in the first period by Ohio State forward Julia McKinnon carried over into the second period, allowing St. Cloud State to net a power play goal. Scored by Molly Illikainen, the goal came 0:40 into the second period with help from Lexi Slattery and Julia Tylke.

Ohio State changed the momentum shortly afterwards when sophomore forward Lauren Spring deposited a rebound shot past SCSU goaltender Katie Fitzgerald. Spring's fifth goal of the season was assisted by teammates Cara Zubko and Maggie Rothgery.

The St. Cloud State Huskies finished the period off with a go-ahead goal at 19:46, scored by Julia Tylke. Tylke found an opening after being fed by fellow Huskies Brittney Anderson and Alyssa Erickson.

Buckeye goaltender Alex LaMere was tested in the third period, making key stops to keep the team within one goal of St. Cloud State. LaMere registered 37 saves in 59:00 of play, while SCSU's Fitzgerald was credited with 17 saves.

Buckeyes look to bounce back next weekend with a series against Minnesota State in Mankato, Minn. on Jan. 22-23.