|October 27, 2012||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||13:11||OSU||Hokey Langan (Paige Semenza , Annie Svedin)|
|1||17:21||OSU||Annie Svedin (Hokey Langan , Tina Hollowell)|
|1||19:31||OSU||Tina Hollowell (Minttu Tuominen , Annie Svedin)|
|2||01:49||OSU||Taylor Kuehl (Danielle Gagne , Ally Tarr)|
|2||02:34||BSU||Natasha Kostenko (Emily Erickson , Tess Dusik)|
|2||09:41||OSU||Melani Moylan (Bryanna Neuwald , Kendall Curtis)|
|2||10:59||OSU||Taylor Kuehl (Ally Tarr , Sara Schmitt)|
|2||13:02||OSU||Sara Schmitt (Kari Schmitt , Hokey Langan)|
|2||13:20||OSU||Danielle Gagne (Taylor Kuehl )|
|3||05:03||OSU||Taylor Kuehl (Ally Tarr , Danielle Gagne)|
|3||06:51||OSU||Paige Semenza (Hokey Langan )|
|Shots on Goal||30||32|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tenth-ranked Ohio State University’s offense proved to be too much to handle for Bemidji State University in its series finale on Saturday afternoon as the Buckeyes powered their way to a 10-1 sweep-clinching win. The weekend sweep was the first for OSU against Bemidji State since Oct. 24-25, 2008 and its 10 goals were the most ever recorded between the teams in 56 all-time meetings dating back to 1999.
For the second consecutive night, Natasha Kostenko (So., F, Fannystelle, Man.) notched the Beavers’ only goal. She now has three goals on the year and is the only BSU player with more than one. Emily Erickson (Sr., F, Coleraine, Minn.) assisted on the tally for her third point in as many games and Tess Dusik (Jr., D, Oak Bluff, Man.) picked up he first point of 2012-13 on the play.
The Buckeyes, who had a four-goal scoring outburst in the first 10 minutes of the second period in a 4-1 win on Friday, didn’t wait for the first period to end before taking command on Saturday.
With three power plays in the final seven minutes of the opening frame, Ohio State didn’t pass up a single chance as Hokey Langan, Annie Svedin, and Tina Hollowell each potted a goal to give Ohio State a 3-0 advantage heading into the second period.
In the middle stanza, OSU kept the offense coming when Taylor Kuehl scored her second goal of the weekend, causing Beaver head coach Steve Sertich to take out starting goaltender Abby Ryplanski (So., Winnipeg, Man.) in favor of senior netminder Jessica Havel (Grand Rapids, Minn) after the Niagara University transfer allowed four goals on 10 shots.
Similar to Friday’s contest, BSU scored its after goal after falling behind 4-0 when Kostenko found the back of the net. In this game, however, Ohio State would add more.
Before the end of the second, the Buckeyes made it 8-1 on goals by Melani Moylan, Kuehl, Sara Schmitt, and Danielle Gagne. Prior to Saturday’s game, the OSU had never scored more than seven goals versus the Beavers.
In the final 20 minutes, Ohio State capped the scoring by tacking on two more goals. Kuehl completed her hat trick at the 5:03 mark and Paige Semenza registered her second goal of the weekend less than two minutes later. Havel finished the day with 16 saves on 22 shots.
The Beavers were outshot 32-30 in the contest and were held scoreless on four power-play chances. Ohio State was a perfect four-for-four with the extra skater. With the loss, Bemidji State remained winless against the Buckeyes all-time in the month of October at 0-7-3 and dropped to 6-18-4 in road games against OSU. Ohio State now leads the all-time series 29-17-10.
BSU’s next game will be an exhibition contest against the Minnesota Whitecaps on Thursday in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game in Eveleth, Minn. The Beavers will then play four of their five series before the winter break at home, starting with the University of Maine on Nov. 9-10. From this point forward, BSU will only leave the state of Minnesota one more time in the 2012-13 regular season when it treks to the University of North Dakota in February.
The weekend before its trip to UND, BSU will play a pair of the games against the Buckeyes at the Sanford Center.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University 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).