|October 15, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||06:58||OSU||Schepers, Liz (Hauswirth, Kenzie , Buglioni, Jenna)|
|2||13:15||OSU||Gardiner, Jennifer (Buglioni, Jenna )|
|3||03:27||OSU||Bernard, Lauren (DeGeorge, Clair , Levis, Paetyn)|
|3||08:19||OSU||Rosenthal , Gabby (Curlett, Emily , Buglioni, Jenna)|
|3||11:57||OSU||Rosenthal , Gabby (Bizal, Madison , Jaques, Sophie)|
|3||16:37||OSU||Rosenthal , Gabby (Bizal, Madison , Gardiner, Jennifer)|
|OSU||Braendli , Andrea||50:00||0||0||11|
|Shots on Goal||13||53|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team opened its Western Collegiate Hockey Association road series at No. 2 Ohio State University by falling 7-0 to the Buckeyes. The Beavers (1-2-0, 1-2-0 WCHA) were out-shot 53-13 in the game with senior Kerigan Dowhy stopping 29-of-32 shots and senior Lexi Baker stopping 17-of-21 shots.
Ohio State’s Gabby Rosenthal led the Buckeyes by netting a hat-trick while Jennifer Gardiner (2g-1a) and Jenna Buglioni (0g-3a) also recorded three points. In her first game against the Beavers, former BSU standout Clair DeGeorge recorded one assist, two shots and was +2 on the ice.
Ohio State opened the scoring 6:58 into the first period with a Liz Schepers goal. The first period ended with OSU holding the one-goal lead but the Buckeyes opened the scoring up in the second period with a pair of goals from Jennifer Gardiner at 13:15 and 15:16 of the middle frame.
Ohio State then went on to score four goals in the final period including a natural hat-trick by Rosenthal in the period. Lauren Bernard scored the lone other goal in the period for the Buckeyes.
The 7-0 loss marks the first time the Beavers were shutout this season.
Dowhy started the game in net for the Beavers and played the first two periods and allowed three goals on 32 shots before Baker came in to play the third period and allowed four goals on 21 shots. Dowhy earned the loss in the crease and falls to 1-2-0 to begin this season.
Ohio State’s Andrea Braendli improved to 4-0-0 after stopping 11-of-11 shots in 50 minutes before Quinn Kuntz took over and made two saves in 10 minutes.
Bemidji State earned two power plays in the game and went 0-for-2 while Ohio State went 2-for-4 while on the advantage.
The Beavers will attempt to earn the series split with the second-ranked Buckeyes tomorrow afternoon with puck drop for game two at 3:01 p.m. EDT.
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).