|2nd||5:09||BMJ||1-0||EV||Lauren Miller (4)||Alexis Joyce/6|
|2nd||16:03||OSU||1-1||EV||Kendall Curtis (5)||Julianna Iafallo/4|
|3rd||8:18||BMJ||2-1||PP GW||Emma Terres (2)||Kaitlyn Tougas/9, Ivana Bilic/6|
|3rd||18:57||BMJ||3-1||EV EN||Kaitlyn Tougas (1)||Summer Thibodeau/2, Ivana Bilic/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Bemidji State (10-2-2)||1/1||2/4||0|
|Ohio State (4-6-0)||0/2||1/2||0|
|Bemidji State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Brittni Mowat (W, 10-2-1)||60:00||1||12||14||6||32|
|Ohio State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Alex LaMere (L, 2-4-0)||58:54||2||5||8||9||22|
Columbus, Ohio- The Ohio State women's hockey team (4-6-0, 2-6-0 WCHA) played No. 5 Bemidji State tough all weekend long, but lost its second game against the Beavers (10-2-1, 7-2-1 WCHA) on Saturday 3-1.
Though neither team was able to score in the first period, the Buckeyes definitely had more chances to take an early lead. They fired off the first seven shots on goal of the game and ended up outshooting Bemidji State 12-5 in that first frame. Though the Beavers had fewer chances in the first period, they did have the best scoring opportunity; with 2:18 left in the period Ivana Bilic had a goal waved off after an extensive replay.
About five minutes into the second period, Bemidji State's Lauren Miller found the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season to give her team a 1-0 lead. Both team totaled 26 shots for the period, the highest output of offensive chances the whole weekend, so it was only a matter of time before Ohio State struck back. That moment came 16:03 into the period when Kendall Curtis scored the tying goal, her fifth score of the season. Julianna Iafallo assisted on the goal, her fourth helper of the year. Through the first two period Ohio State outshot its WCHA foes 27-16 and entered the final period tied 1-1.
After shutting down the Bemidji state power play all weekend, the Buckeyes relented on their final penalty kill opportunity of the game, allowing Emma Terres to score at the 8:18 mark and put Bemidji State ahead 2-1. That lead would be extended to 3-1 after an empty-netter from Kaitlyn Tougas, her first goal of the season, with just over a minute to play, and that would hold as the final score.
Despite the strong offensive performance of the Buckeyes over the weekend- they outshot Bemidji State 55-42- Beaver goaltender Brittni Mowat certainly lived up to her stat line thus far; the junior stopped all but two shots all weekend.
After being shutout during their weekend against Wisconsin and allowing 20 goals against Minnesota, this go-around for the Buckeyes against a top-five team went much better.
This series ended a six-game homestand for Ohio State; it will now hit the road for a weekend series at North Dakota on Nov. 14-15.