|2nd||1:38||WIS||1-0||EV GW||Blayre Turnbull (12)||Katy Josephs/12, Maddie Rolfes/8|
|2nd||17:02||WIS||2-0||PP||Blayre Turnbull (13)||Courtney Burke/15, Karley Sylvester/21|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ohio State (16-12-3)||0/4||4/8||0|
|Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 20-4-4)||60:00||0||8||7||9||24|
|Ohio State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kassidy Sauve (L, 9-9-0)||58:41||2||6||8||8||22|
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's hockey team dropped a 2-0 contest to third-ranked Wisconsin Friday evening at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio.
The Buckeyes (16-12-3, 11-11-3-1 WCHA) and Badgers (23-4-4, 18-4-3-1 WCHA) return to action Saturday, with puck drop scheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET at the OSU Ice Rink. Concluding the 2014-15 regular season home slate, Ohio State will celebrate an outstanding class of seniors following the game.
The first period ended in a scoreless draw. Rookie Kassidy Sauve started in goal for the Buckeyes, earning six saves in the stanza. The Buckeye defense was stingy, killing one Badger penalty and limiting their high-powered offense to six shots on goal. Offensively, Ohio State countered with eight shots, while failing to convert on one power play opportunity.
Wisconsin kicked off the second with a goal at 1:38 over the left shoulder of Sauve. Badger Blayre Turnbull lit the lamp on the play, scoring off a feed from teammates Katy Josephs and Maddie Rolfes. The Badgers claimed a 2-0 lead at 17:02, with a power-play goal from Turnbull. The score was her second of the game and 13th of the season. Wisconsin outshot the Buckeyes 10-7 for the period, as Sauve was credited with eight more saves. Ohio State had two man-advantage situations of its own in the stanza, but was unable to profit.
The teams traded penalties in the opening five minutes of the third. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the period, with Ohio State holding a 9-8 advantage in shots on goal.
For the game, the Badgers and Buckeyes were even on shots 24-24. Sauve earned 22 saves in 58:41 minutes of play, while Wisconsin goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens posted 24 stops in 60 minutes for the shutout.
On the power play, the Buckeyes finished the game 0-for-4. The Badgers, in turn, converted on one of three chances.