Bemidji State rallies behind Hiscock’s two goal performance
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Nov. 26, 2005
Women’s Ice Hockey

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Bemidji State (3-9-2, 2-8-0 WCHA) picked up a big win at the John Glas Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon over the Ohio State Buckeyes (8-6-2, 5-5-2 WCHA). Bemidji State produced a season high five goals in the 5-2 victory over the Buckeyes. With the victory Bemidji State snaps a four game losing skid.

Despite being out-shot 16-to-8 in the first period of play the Beavers were able to carry a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. Ohio State jumped out to an early lead scoring just two minutes and four seconds into the game. Ohio State’s Katie Maroney recorded the goal, her sixth of the season for the Buckeyes. Bemidji State would score two unanswered goals the first goal coming from Nikki Eckebrecht (Hamilton, Ontario) her fourth goal of the year and her second of the weekend. Assisting on the goal was Kelly Hart (Ajax, Ontario) and Helena Tageson (Malmo, Sweden). Tara Hiscock (Bemidji, Minn.) would score the second goal of the period at the 10:37 mark. Assisting on Hiscock’s goal was Kate Robinson (Shanty Bay, Ontario) and Haley Balcom (Elk River, Minn.).

After giving up an early goal sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) settled down and recorded fifteen saves in the period.

Ohio State would score the first goal in the second period to tie the game up at 2-2 at 10:05 of the period. Jana Harrigan netted the goal for the Buckeyes her ninth goal of the year.

Bemidji State would come back like they did in the first period and score two unanswered goals to end the period. Tara Hiscock recorded her second goal of the game to put the beavers back on top 3-2. Assisting on the goal was Sarah Zuelke (Chaska, Minn.) and Laura Lankton (Houghton, Michigan). Helena Tageson would put the Beavers up by two goals at the 18:56 mark of the second period, her third goal of the season. Assisting on her goal was Nikki Eckebrecht and Kelly Hart. At the end of two periods of play the Beavers were ahead of the Buckeyes 4-2.

Bemidji State out-shot the Buckeyes 19-to-12 in the second period.

“It was nice to see our girls hard work start to pay off for us,” said coach Bruce Olson. “The girls put themselves in scoring positions today and the puck started to go into the net for us.”

In the third period Bemidji State added another goal to make it a convincing victory. Melissa Schaeffer (Milwaukee, Wis.) recorded her first goal of the season and her first goal since January 24, 2004. Schaeffer’s goal gave Bemidji State a 5-2 lead. Assisting on the goal was Monica Rawlings (Maplewood, Minn.) her first point as a Beaver and Laura Lankton her second assist on the day.

Sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) got her first win of the season, improving her record to 1-4-1 on the season. Brookshaw only allowed two goals on the afternoon while stopping 34 shots.

“Emily struggled the last couple of games,” said coach Olson. “Today she was able to see the puck, and it was a good game for her to gain her confidence back because she knows she is a good goaltender.”

Liana Bonanno ended the day with 29 saves on the day. The loss gives Bonanno her first loss of the season. Bonanno is know 3-1-0 on the season.

Both Bemidji State and Ohio State went 0-for-4 on the power-play Saturday afternoon.

This is just the second win in conference play for the Beavers and the third win of the season. Bemidji State improved it’s record to (3-9-2, 2-8-0 WCHA) and Ohio State fell to (8-6-2, 5-5-2 WCHA).

Bemidji State will next be in action on December 3-4 as they will travel to Roseau, Minn. to take on Wisconsin in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play. On December 3rd the puck is scheduled to drop at 7:07 p.m. and on December 4th the game is slated to start at 2:07 p.m.