Ohio State Holds On For 2-1 Win At Minnesota State
Freshman forward Rebecca Freiburger scores game-winning goal for Buckeyes

Freshman forward Rebecca Freiburger scored the game-winning goal for the Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 18:53  OSU1-0 EV Julianna Iafallo (3)Erin Langermeier/1, Dani Sadek/4
2nd 6:36  OSU2-0 EV GW Rebecca Freiburger (2) -
2nd 14:04  MNS1-2 EV Jordan McLaughlin (2)Lindsey Coleman/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ohio State  1102
Minnesota State  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ohio State  128626
Minnesota State  9141134
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)60:001 9131133
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kathryn Bidulka (L, 1-4-0)60:002 117624

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.