|October 17, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||10:53||BSU||Thibodeau, Summer (Nelson, Ciscely )|
|1||13:47||OSU||Curtis, Kendall (Kepler, Claudia , Spring, Lauren)|
|2||09:27||OSU||McKinnon, Julia (Spring, Lauren , Schmitt, Sara)|
|2||11:12||OSU||Curtis, Kendall (Gagne, Danielle , Spring, Lauren)|
|3||08:59||OSU||McKinnon, Julia (Gust, Kara )|
|3||14:10||OSU||McKinnon, Julia (Sullivan, Kayla , Ranahan, Alexa)|
|Shots on Goal||25||30|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (OSU Ice Rink) — The Ohio State University’s Julia McKinnon netted a hat-trick to lead OSU over the Bemidji State University women’s ice hockey team Friday evening, 5-1. The loss was not only snapped BSU’s four-game winning streak but it is also the Beavers’ first loss of the season.
Bemidji State struck first at the 10:53 mark in the first period with a goal from Summer Thibodeau to give BSU the early advantage. OSU answered two minutes and 54 seconds later with a goal by Kendall Curtis to knot the score at 1-1, which would be the score heading into the first intermission.
It was all Buckeyes in the second and third periods. Julia McKinnon got the OSU scoring started with a goal at 9:27 in the second and Curtis tallied her second of the night at 11:12, which extended the Buckeyes lead to 3-1. McKinnon put the game on ice for the Buckeyes in the third period as she netted her second and third goals of the evening at 8:59 and 14:59, respectively.
Both teams have a quick turnaround to prepare for the series finale. The puck drops at 11:07 p.m. from Columbus, Ohio.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).