|1st||18:53||OSU||1-0||EV||Julianna Iafallo (3)||Erin Langermeier/1, Dani Sadek/4|
|2nd||6:36||OSU||2-0||EV GW||Rebecca Freiburger (2)||-|
|2nd||14:04||MNS||1-2||EV||Jordan McLaughlin (2)||Lindsey Coleman/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ohio State (7-7-1)||0/3||4/8||0|
|Minnesota State (2-10-1)||0/4||3/6||0|
|Ohio State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kassidy Sauvé (W, 7-7-1)||60:00||1||9||13||11||33|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kathryn Bidulka (L, 1-4-0)||60:00||2||11||7||6||24|
Mankato, Minn. --- Minnesota State outshot visiting Ohio State by a 34-26 margin, but fell to the Buckeyes 2-1 in a women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association game played in Mankato Friday afternoon.
Ohio State got the game's first two goals, including one late in the opening period.
Following a faceoff, junior defenseman Dani Sadek dished the puck to Julianna Iafallo deep in Maverick territory and Iafallo fired a shot above the shoulder of Minnesota State sophomore goaltender Katie Bidulka for the first goal of the game.
Early in the second period, Buckeye winger Rebecca Freiburger intercepted a Maverick pass near the blue line and scored on a breakaway to give Ohio State 2-0 lead at 6:36. Minnesota State closed the gap at the 14:04 mark after junior winger Lindsey Coleman took a shot from left side circle and sophomore center Jordan McLaughlin pounced on the rebound in scoring her second goal of the season.
The two teams battled through a scoreless third frame with the Buckeyes holding on for the 2-1 victory. Maverick goaltender Katie Bidulka made 24 saves on the day in seeing her record on the year fall to 1-4-0. Kassidy Sauve made 34 stops for the Buckeyes in improving her record to 7-7-1 on the year.
Ohio State improves to 7-7-1 overall and 3-7-1-0 in WCHA games. The Mavericks drop to 2-10-1 overall and stand 0-10-1-0 in league play. The two teams close out the two-game league series Saturday with a 2:07 face-off schedule at Verizon Center in downtown Mankato.