|February 09, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||00:50||OSU||Freiburger, Rebecca (Schepers, Liz , Dunne, Jincy)|
|1||06:13||OSU||Dahlquist, Charly (Maltais, Emma , Boyle, Lauren)|
|3||00:48||OSU||Dahlquist, Charly (Jaques, Sophie )|
|3||16:39||OSU||Jaques, Sophie (Bizal, Madison , Boyle, Lauren)|
|Shots on Goal||19||34|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell to No. 9 Ohio State University, 5-1, Saturday afternoon for a series split in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play. The Beavers (11-17-2, 8-9-2-0 WCHA) were down just one goal to the Buckeyes (18-12-0, 12-10-0-0 WCHA) after two periods but a three-goal third period by the Buckeyes earned the split for OSU.
Sophomore Mak Langei scored the lone goal for the Beavers at the end of the first period while Lauren Bench made 29 saves in net.
The Beavers earned a total of three points in their series with the Buckeyes and currently sit five points back of fourth place University of Minnesota Duluth in the WCHA standings.
Ohio State got off to another quick start when Rebecca Freiburger scored her fourth goal of the season just 50 seconds into the opening period. Shortly after, the Buckeyes went up 2-0 off the stick of Charly Dahlquist at 6:13. The Beavers didn’t quit however, and just before the period ended, Mak Langei scored her second goal of the season that beat goaltender Amanda Zeglen with just 39 seconds remaining to pull the Beavers within one.
Neither team would be able to score in the middle frame, but just 48 seconds into the third period, Ohio State’s Charly Dahlquist extended the Buckeyes lead to 3-1 with her 12th goal of the season. The third period would be all Buckeyes after they totaled three goals in the period. Emma Maltais scored a penalty-shot goal at 13:07 to go up 4-1 while Sophie Jaques scored a power-play goal for the final marker of the game and seal the 5-1 victory with just 3:21 left.
Bemidji State was outshot 34-19 in the game while redshirt sophomore Lauren Bench made 29 saves for the Beavers. She earned the loss to fall to 7-8-2 on the season while Zeglen improves to 4-1-0.
The Beavers continue the final weeks two weeks of the season by traveling to St. Cloud State University next weekend and then return home for the regular season finale against No. 1 University of Minnesota, Feb. 22-23.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).