Ohio State Skates to 2-2 Exhibition Tie Against Western Ontario
Sophomore forward Katie Matheny and junior forward Julia McKinnon score goals for Buckeyes

Junior forward Julia McKinnon scored a shorthanded goal for the Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:55  OSU1-0 EV Katie MathenyClaudia Kepler, Melani Moylan
1st 12:20  WON1-1 EV Marlowe PecoraKatie Hubert, Nicole French
1st 18:31  OSU2-1 SH Julia McKinnonClaudia Kepler
2nd 5:17  WON2-2 PP GT Ally GallowayAli Beres, Katelyn Gosling
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Western Ontario  11002
Ohio State  20002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Western Ontario  865221
Ohio State  141117446
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Western Ontario  1/7 7/14 0
Ohio State  0/5 8/27 1
Western Ontario Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Kelly Campbell (T)65:002 121117444
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Kassidy Sauve20:001 70007
Stacy Danczak (T)45:001 055212

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's hockey team opened its 2014-15 campaign with a 2-2 overtime draw with Western Ontario in an exhibition matchup at the OSU Ice Rink Sunday afternoon. Junior Kendall Curtis found the back of the net, fueling the Buckeyes toward victory in the shootout, 1-0 in three rounds.

Ohio State begins the regular season next weekend, Oct. 3-4, with a home series against New Hampshire. The teams will meet Friday at 6:07 p.m. and return the ice Saturday at 2:07 p.m., both games will be held at the OSU Ice Rink.

The Buckeyes got off to a strong start offensively vs. the Mustangs, tallying two goals in the first period alone. Katie Matheny, a sophomore this season, opened the scoring at 3:55, with assists credited to Claudia Kepler and Melani Moylan. Western, however, had an answer for the Buckeye attack, tying the game 1-1 at 12:20. Shorthanded to end the first, Ohio State's penalty kill unit converted off a strike from junior Julia McKinnon. Kepler assisted on the play, bringing her total to two for the match.

The Mustangs once again leveled the score, 2-2, on a power play opportunity at the 5:17 mark in the second. In the third period of play, the teams were scoreless. The Buckeyes outshot the Mustangs in the stanza, 17-5.

Moving on to overtime, the teams combined for six shots on goal, with Ohio State holding a 4-2 advantage.

For the game, Ohio State outshot Western 46-21. The Buckeyes played all three goalies with freshman Kassidy Sauve earning 7 saves in her first start. Freshman Alex LaMere took over reigns in the second, with five saves to her credit, while veteran Stacy Danczak combined for seven stops in the third period and overtime.