WCHA Game Recap

Junior forward Jennifer Gardiner had two assists for the Buckeyes
Ohio State Downs Bemidji State, 3-1, To Sweep Weekend Series
Junior forward Jennifer Gardiner had two assists for the Buckeyes

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With a 3-1 win over Bemidji State on Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink, the No. 2 Ohio State women's hockey team earned a sweep of the Beavers and improved to 6-0-0 on the year. The team won Friday's game against Bemidji State (1-3-0), 7-1.

How it Happened

Jenna Buglioni started the day's scoring off in the 10th minute of action. She connected with Jenn Gardiner to give the Buckeyes a lead that they would not forfeit for the remainder of the game.

Sophie Jaques added Ohio State's second goal at 15:37 in the first period to put Ohio State up two on the Beavers. Off assists from Teagan Grant and Liz Schepers, the senior sent her goal in from just before the blue line.

The Buckeyes and Beavers each recorded a goal in the second period. Gabby Rosenthal added her fourth goal of the weekend, scoring 3:05 into the period. She capitalized off Gardiner's rebounded shot to extend the Buckeye lead. For Bemidji State, Taylor Nelson scored the team's lone goal of the weekend at 17:21.

Raygan Kirk made her Buckeye debut in net in game two against Bemidji State. The junior from St. Anne, Manitoba made 13 saves in the contest to preserve the team's unblemished record.

Game Notes

- The sweep of Bemidji State improves Ohio State to 49-28-13 (.617) in the all-time series.

- Teagan Grant registered her first point as a Buckeye with an assist on the second goal of the day. The helper was the New Liskeard, Ontario native's fourth of her career.

- Jenna Buglioni extends her point streak to six games with one goal on the day. The sophomore is tied for first on the team with five goals this season.

- Jenn Gardiner led Ohio State with two points in the game. She now leads the team with seven assists on the year and is tied for the most points on the team with 11.

- Goaltender Raygan Kirk made her first start in her first game at net for Ohio State. Kirk's start on Saturday marked the first start of her 43-game career so far.

- Ohio State opens the season with six wins for the first time in program history. The previous best season opening streak was five wins to start the 2012-13 campaign. Starting the season against three conference opponents, the Buckeyes have earned the best WCHA win streak in program history.

Statistically Speaking

Shots: Ohio State 27, Bemidji State 14

Saves: Bemidji State (Hogenson) 24, Ohio State (Kirk) 15

Power Play: Ohio State 0-3, Bemidji State 0-4

Faceoffs: Ohio State 28, Bemidji State 24

Ohio State Scoring: Gardiner (0-2-2), Bulioni (1-0-1), Jaques (1-0-1) Rosenthal (1-0-1), Grant (0-1-1), Schepers (0-1-1)

Up Next

Ohio State hits the road next week to face No. 1 Wisconsin in Madison on Oct. 23 and 24. Saturday's game is set for 3 p.m. ET while Sunday's game, which will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network, is set for 4 p.m. ET.