2018-19 WCHA Game Recap

Freshman Andrea Braendli earned her second shutout of the weekend with 28 saves for the Buckeyes
Braendli, Ohio State Sweep Weekend With 5-0 Win At St. Cloud State
Freshman Andrea Braendli earned her second shutout of the weekend with 28 saves for the Buckeyes

ST. CLOUD, MINN. - The St. Cloud State University Huskies women's hockey team (8-20-2, 3-16-0 WCHA) were swept and held to a no goal game for the second night in a row against #9 Ohio State University Buckeyes (17-11-0, 11-9-0 WCHA) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center Friday, Feb. 2.

It was déjà vu after the first period at the Hockey Center, Ohio State once again went into the intermission with a 1-0 lead over the Huskies. Tatum Skaggs scored her 14th goal of the season for OSU at 13:54 of the period.

The Buckeye's added another in the second period and led the Huskies 2-0 heading into the third. Madison Field scored Ohio's second goal.

Though the Huskies battled to comeback from that two-goal deficit, penalties did them in in the final 20 minutes. Ohio State would score two power play goals and an empty-net goal before the final buzzer to give OSU the 5-0 win.

St. Cloud State's goaltender Janine Alder stopped 43 shots in the game; the Buckeye's Andrea Braendli had 28 saves in her second shutout in as many days. Final shots on goal from today's game were SCSU 28, OSU 48. St. Cloud went 0-3 on the power play and 2-4 on the penalty kill.

"The score was not indicative of the way the game way played at all, but I thought overall there was a much better effort (from yesterday)," said Huskies' Head Coach Eric Rud. "Tonight we needed our power play to make a play, but there was no execution there. Our movement and ideas were decent, but need to (make the play)."

The women's hockey teams plays in a rare mid-week game this Tuesday, February 5 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. The Huskies face the Mavericks in their final WCHA matchup of the season. That game starts at 6:07 p.m.

Game Summary

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Game statistics
48 Shots 28
2 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 3
5 / 10 PIM 7 / 22
17-11-0 Records 8-20-2
Ohio State St. Cloud State
Tatum Skaggs (14)
1st/13:54  GW
Madison Field (12)
Charly Dahlquist (10)
3rd/15:36 PP
Liz Schepers (6)
3rd/17:38  EN
Jacyn Reeves (3)
3rd/19:32 PP
Ohio State St. Cloud State
Andrea Brändli
60:00, 28 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 14-9-0)
Janine Alder
59:09, 43 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 3-12-1)

Empty Net
0:51, 1 GA