North Dakota Earns Weekend Split With 4-1 Win Over Ohio State
Junior forward Amy Menke scores two goals for North Dakota

Junior forward Amy Menke scored two goals for North Dakota
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:04  NDK1-0 PP Halli Krzyzaniak (3)Meghan Dufault/6
1st 18:12  NDK2-0 EV GW Amy Menke (7)Becca Kohler/5, Meghan Dufault/7
2nd 6:45  NDK3-0 EV Vilma Tanskanen (2)Samantha Hanson/5, Anna Kilponen/3
3rd 6:11  OSU1-3 EV Maddy Field (5)Cara Zubko/5
3rd 12:01  NDK4-1 PP Amy Menke (8)Anna Kilponen/4, Halli Krzyzaniak/5
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ohio State  0011
North Dakota  2114
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ohio State  34613
North Dakota  1213833
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ohio State (5-7-0)  0/3 3/6 0
North Dakota (7-3-2)  2/3 3/6 0
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex LaMere (L, 3-5-0)60:004 1012729
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (W, 5-2-1)60:001 34512

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Two power-play goals on the day helped lift the No. 6 University of North Dakota women's hockey team to a 4-1 win over Ohio State on Sunday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Amy Menke posted two goals in the win to help UND earn the weekend split and improve to 10-3-2 (5-3-2-1 WCHA) on the year. Ohio State now stands at 5-7-0 (3-7-0-0 WCHA). The junior forward from now leads the team in goals (8), assists (9), points (17) and power-play goals (2).

North Dakota went two-for-three in the game with the player advantage, and got the scoring started on the power play just six minutes into the opening period. Defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak rifled a shot from the point past OSU goaltender Alex LaMere for the 1-0 lead.

UND got off to another fast start in this one, outshooting the Buckeyes 12-3 in the first period. Unlike in yesterday's game, the team had more to show for it, with Menke scoring her first goal of the afternoon to give North Dakota a two-goal lead before the first 20 minutes were up.

With UND pressuring hard in the offensive zone, there was some confusion on the breakout for Ohio State, and Becca Kohler tapped a loose puck to a wide-open Menke in front. She had plenty of time to wait out LaMere and wrap it around her left pad to put North Dakota ahead 2-0.

North Dakota kept up the pace in the second period, outshooting Ohio State by another wide margin of 13-4, and rookie Vilma Tanskanen added her second goal of the season to make it a 3-0 game. Samantha Hanson fed a pass out in front, and Tanskanen one-timed it past LaMere from the slot.

The Buckeyes got on the board about six minutes into the third period, but UND answered a little past the halfway point of the period to regain the three-goal lead. While on the power play, Menke tipped Anna Kilponen's shot on net from the doorstep to score the final goal of the afternoon.

It was the first time North Dakota has scored multiple power-play goals in a game since scoring two on Feb. 13, 2015 against St. Cloud State. UND dominated the special-teams battle, going three-for-three on the penalty kill as well.

It was a strong performance for the defense too, which blocked 13 shots in front of Shelby Amsley-Benzie. UND held Ohio State to just 13 shots on goal while getting 33 shots on LaMere at the other end.

Krzyzaniak finished with an assist to record a multi-point game, while Kilponen and Meghan Dufault each collected two assists as well.

Amsley-Benzie made 12 saves to earn the win for North Dakota, and LaMere notched 29 saves in the Buckeyes' crease.

North Dakota continues its homestand next weekend, Nov. 20-21, hosting Minnesota Duluth at Ralph Engelstad Arena.