Ohio State Edges Minnesota State, 2-1
Junior forward Maddy Field scores game-winner for Buckeyes

Junior forward Maddy Field scored a goal for the Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:50  MNS1-0 EV Brittyn Fleming (1)Emily Antony/2
2nd 17:49  OSU1-1 EV Lauren Spring (2)McKenna Wesloh/2, Tatum Skaggs/5
3rd 14:54  OSU2-1 EV GW Madison Field (7)Lauren Boyle/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Minnesota State  1001
Ohio State  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Minnesota State  82313
Ohio State  8201442
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Minnesota State (2-8-1)  0/1 2/4 0
Ohio State (8-2-1)  0/2 1/2 0
Minnesota State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kathryn Bidulka (L, 1-6-0)59:262 8191340
Empty Net0:340     
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Amanda Zeglen (W, 1-0-0)59:571 72312
Empty Net0:030     

COLOMBUS, Oh. - The No. 5 Ohio State University women's ice hockey team returned home in triumphant fashion, defeating Western Collegiate Hockey Association foe Minnesota State University Mavericks 2-1 on Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink.

The Buckeyes (8-2-1, 6-2-1 WCHA) found themselves in a 1-0 hole late in the first period after Brittyn Fleming scored a goal for the Mavericks with only 10 seconds remaining in the frame. Shots on goal were even for both teams after one, with each squad putting eight shots on net.

Things turned around for OSU in the second period as the Buckeyes put 20 shots on goal. One of those shots came from Lauren Spring, which lit the lamp at the at the 17:49 point of the period, tying the game at 1-1. McKenna Wesloh picked up her second assist of the season on the goal, while Tatum Skaggs earned her fifth assist on the year.

That tie held through most of the third period despite Ohio State putting numerous shots on net. The difference maker proved to be Maddy Field, who scored her team high seventh goal of the year with just over five minutes remaining in the game. Lauren Boyle notched her third assist of the year on the game winning goal.

Amanda Zeglen made the first start of her college career, making 12 saves in the 2-1 win. The Buckeyes blocked 13 shots in total, including a game high four blocked shots from Dani Sadek.

"We bounced back and showed a lot of fight after a bad weekend," said head coach Nadine Muzerall. "We didn't play like ourselves last weekend, but we got back on track tonight. Zeglen made some outstanding saves, and our offensive was firing on all cylinders. We're in a good place."

The Buckeyes wrap up their series with Minnesota State on Saturday. Puck drop is set for 2:07 p.m.