BEMIDJI, Minn. — Ohio State scored three first-period goals en route to a 5-2 win over the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team Friday night at the John Glas Fieldhouse.
“We were disappointed, they outworked us and outplayed us for most of the game, and it showed on the scoreboard,” said head coach Steve Sertich. “We just didn’t have the energy and the passion like we had last week.”
A trio of goals by Natalie Spooner, Hokey Langan, and Jenna Kilpatrick would help seal the win for Ohio State in the first period.
Erin Johnson (Jr., Farmington, Minn.) would score the only two Beaver goals in the game. Her first goal came just 15 seconds into a power play in the second period. In the Ohio State zone, Johnson won a faceoff to Annie Bauerfeld (Jr., Woodbury, Minn.) who then played it over to Montana Vichorek (So., Moose Lake, Minn.) at the point. Johnson redirected Vichorek’s slap shot in front of the net for her third goal of the season. Johnson’s second goal came off of a Franny Dorr (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) rebound that was left in front of the net.
Bemidji State did a better job tonight of staying out of the penalty box, limiting OSU’s power play chances to just three. BSU was able to kill off all three penalties successfully.
Zuzana Tomcikova (So., Bratislava, Slovakia) was in net for the Beavers making 23 saves on the night.
Marlee Wheelhouse (So., Crookston, Minn.) had four blocked shots, adding to the BSU total of 17 blocked shots.
Bemidji State will be back in action tomorrow afternoon against Ohio State again at 2:07 p.m. in the John Glas Fieldhouse.