BSU scores two unanswered goals in 2-1 victory
Friday, February 10, 2006
Feb. 10, 2006
Women’s Ice Hockey

Columbus, Ohio. - Bemidji State (9-20-2, 8-17-0 WCHA) picked up its third win in a row over a Western Collegiate Hockey Association opponents as it posted a 2-1 victory over the Ohio State (11-13-5, 8-12-3 WCHA) on Friday evening at the OSU Ice Rink. Bemidji State’s Helena Tageson (Malmo, Sweden) netted a late third period power-play goal to give the Beavers the victory.

It didn’t take Ohio State long to take the lead in Friday nights game as they scored just :46 seconds into the first period. Ohio State’s Erin Keyes would net her eighth goal of the season for the Buckeyes to give Ohio State the early 1-0 lead early in the first period. After giving up the early goal Bemidji State goaltender Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.) would settle down and finish the period with eleven saves for the Beavers. At the end of one period of play Ohio State held its one goal advantage over the Beavers.

Ohio State netminder Erika Vanderveer ended the period with nine saves for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State out-shot Bemidji State 12-to-9 in the first period.

Bemidji State picked up its play in the second period as the Beavers out-shot Ohio State 12-to-7 in the period. Bemidji State would even the score on Tara Hiscock’s (Bemidji, Minn.) tenth goal of the season at 7:13 of the period. Picking up the helper on Hiscock’s goal was Kate Robinson (Shanty Bay, Ontario) her fourth assist on the season and Jenn Sadler (Pickering, Ontario) her first assist of the season.
At the end of two periods of play each team had compiled 20 shots on goal.

Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.) recorded seven saves in the period for a game total of 18 saves while Ohio State goaltender Erika Vanderveer stopped 10-of-11 shots that she faced for a game total of 19 saves.

Despite being out-shot 10-to-5 in the third period Bemidji State was able to net the only goal of the third period at 18:40 of the third period. Ohio State’s Amber Bowman would take a costly tripping penalty with just 1:57 seconds left in regulation to put Bemidji State on the power-play. Bemidji State’s Helena Tageson (Malmo, Sweden) would net the game-winning goal just :30 seconds into the power-play. This was Tageson’s ninth goal of the season for the Beavers and her sixth power-play goal of the season. Picking up the assists on the goal was Nikki Eckebrecht (Hamilton, Ontario) and Brooke Collins (Pilot Mound, Manitoba).

For the game Ohio State out-shot Bemidji State 29-to-26.

The Beavers were perfect on the penalty kill for the game as they went 0-for-5 and they are 36 of their last 37 on the penalty kill.

Bemidji State goaltender Jill Luebke recorded 28 saves in the 2-1 victory. Luebke improves to 5-9-1 on the season with the win.

Ohio State goaltender Erika Vanderveer recorded 24 saves in the loss and her record falls to 7-9-5 on the season.

Bemidji State is now 9-18-3 all-time versus the Ohio State Buckeyes and 3-9-1 in Columbus.

Bemidji State ended the evening 1-for-4 on the man advantage while Ohio State was 0-for-5.
With the victory over Ohio State, Bemidji State is on a three-game winning-streak the longest winning streak of the season and the longest winning streak since Dec. 3 2004 through Jan. 2, 2005 when the
Beavers recorded a three game-winning streak.

With the victory Bemidji State picked up its eighth Western Collegiate Conference Association (WCHA) win of the season. This is the most wins Bemidji State has recorded in the WCHA in its seven year history.

Bemidji State and Ohio State will complete it’s two-game series tomorrow afternoon at 4:07 ET at the OSU Ice Rink.