Ohio State Skates Past Minnesota State, 8-3
Junior forward Claudia Kepler and senior forward Julia McKinnon each post two goals and two assists for Buckeyes

Junior forward Claudia Kepler had two goals and two assists for the Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:24  OSU1-0 EV Claudia Kepler (8)Alexa Ranahan/9, Julia McKinnon/5
1st 5:45  OSU2-0 EV Katie Matheny (4)Claudia Kepler/8, Maddy Field/3
1st 15:07  MNS1-2 EV Emily Antony (4)Lindsey Coleman/4
1st 17:38  MNS2-2 EV Katie Johnson (4)Emily Antony/7
2nd 4:40  OSU3-2 EV Katie Matheny (5)Julia McKinnon/6, Jessica Dunne/1
2nd 12:29  MNS3-3 EV Emily Antony (5)Emma Wittchow/2, Corbin Boyd/4
2nd 13:46  OSU4-3 PP GW Claudia Kepler (9)Jessica Dunne/2, Dani Sadek/12
2nd 16:50  OSU5-3 SH Julia McKinnon (4)Claudia Kepler/9
3rd 5:13  OSU6-3 EV Julia McKinnon (5)Julianna Iafallo/9
3rd 8:42  OSU7-3 PP Kendall Curtis (11)Jessica Dunne/3, Dani Sadek/13
3rd 18:05  OSU8-3 EV Melani Moylan (4)Lauren Spring/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ohio State  2338
Minnesota State  2103
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ohio State  712928
Minnesota State  84921
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ohio State (8-17-1)  2/3 3/6 1
Minnesota State (3-20-3)  0/3 3/6 0
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex LaMere (W, 6-12-1)60:003 63918
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brianna Quade (L, 3-19-3)40:005 59014
Kathryn Bidulka20:003 0066

Mankato, Minn. --- Ohio State never trailed in skating to an 8-3 road victory over Minnesota State in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action Saturday in Mankato.

The visiting Buckeyes jumped out to a 2-0 lead when they scored a pair of goals 21 seconds apart in the first period. Claudia Kepler's shot bounced past Maverick junior netminder Brianna Quade at the 5:24 mark and on the ensuing face-off, Katie Matheny snapped a shot from the middle of the slot that found the back of the net.

Minnesota State responded with a pair of goals before of the end of the period to knot things up.

Freshman Emily Antony wired a shot from the left dot that beat Buckeye's netminder Alex LaMere high on the stickside for her fourth goal of the season. It became a tie game at the 17:38 mark after senior forward Katie Johnson beat a defenseman on a nice individual effort before backhanding the puck into the net for her fourth goal of the season.

Ohio State surged to a 5-3 lead after two periods of play on goals from Matheny, Kepler and Julia McKinnon. Antony connected for her second of the game at the 12:29 mark on a nice breakaway move to keep the Mavericks within two goals. Katie Bidulka replaced Quade in the Minnesota State net for the start of the third period, but the sophomore from Oakville, Ont., suffered much of the same fate as her predecessor with McKinnon tallying at 5:13, Kendall Curtis at 8:42 and Melani Moylan at 18:05.

Ohio State outshot the Mavericks by a 28-21 margin in the contest. Quade and Bidulka combined to make 21 saves for Minnesota State in the loss. Antony, who had a goal and an assist in Friday's game vs. the Buckeyes, finished the weekend with three goals and two assists for five points.

Minnesota State, which stands 3-20-3 overall and owns a 0-18-2 WCHA mark, is at North Dakota next Friday and Saturday for a pair of WCHA games in its next action.