|February 01, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||Final|
|1||17:55||OSU||Jincy Dunne (Sophie Jaques , Paetyn Levis)|
|2||09:54||BSU||DeGeorge, Clair (Mack, Haley , Hunt, Reece)|
|3||14:40||OSU||Emma Maltais (Tatum Skaggs )|
|3||19:43||BSU||Radke, Kiki (Langei, Mak )|
|Shots on Goal||25||43|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bemidji State University women’s hockey senior Kiki Radke scored with just 17.2 seconds remaining to send the Beavers (14-13-3, 8-10-2-0 WCHA) and No. 5 Ohio State University into overtime and eventually skate to a 2-2 tie after the 65 minutes of play. The Buckeyes (17-6-5, 10-4-3-2 WCHA) earned the extra point in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings after earning a 1-0 victory in the shootout
Ohio State opened the scoring just as the first period seemed to end when Jincy Dunne scored with 2:05 left in the opening frame to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead. Bemidji State responded in the second period when Clair DeGeorge scored her third goal in as many games to even the score at the 10:06 mark of the second period.
Both teams would head into the final period locked at 1-1 but the Buckeyes broke through first when Emma Maltais scored her 16th goal of the season with just 5:20 left on the clock. However, just before the period would end senior Kiki Radke scored with 17.2 seconds remaining to tie the game and send the game into overtime.
Neither team was able to break through during the overtime period and each team earned a point in the WCHA standings with the tie. The Beavers got their second taste of 3-on-3 overtime play but failed to score during the period but also held the Buckeyes scoreless to send the game into the shootout, the first of the season for the Beavers.
BSU failed to score in its first two attempts but Maltais found the back of the net in the Buckeyes’ second attempt to earn the shootout victory and extra point in league standings.
The Beavers are now tied for fourth in the WCHA with No. 9 University of Minnesota Duluth with 26 points while the Buckeyes remain third with 36 points.
Redshirt junior Lauren Bench stopped 41-of-43 shots by the Buckeyes, three shy of a career high, while OSU’s Lynsey Wallace stopped 23-of-25 shots by the Beavers.
Bemidji State returns home to host its final regular season home series next weekend when No. 2 University of Minnesota comes to town for a two-game league series.
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).