Jaques breaks Buckeye’s record in Ohio State’s 7-1 win over Minnesota State – Ohio State Buckeyes

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Columbus, Ohio – Ohio State’s No. 2 women’s hockey team swept their streak against Minnesota State with a 7-1 win over the Mavericks (12-15-1, 8-15-1 WCHA) Saturday afternoon in Mankato, Minnesota. for the Buckeyes (21-5-0, 17-5-0 WCHA), Sophie Jaques set an Ohio State record for single-season points by a defenseman with three assists for her team and 47 on the year.

How did it happen

Ohio State started the day with two goals in the final four minutes of the first quarter. Lexi Templeman struck first for the Buckeyes at 4:07. She picked up a rebound on a first shot from Clair DeGeorge for the backdoor goal on the Mavericks. Jenna Buglioni scored with 27 seconds on the clock after kicking a loose puck in front of the Minnesota net. The Buckeyes went into the first intermission with a two-goal lead and a 15-7 shots advantage.

The Buckeyes scored their third unanswered goal 4:13 into the second through Gabby Rosenthal. The senior made a save on a Maverick transition at center ice with Liz Schepers taking possession of the puck. She sent it back to Rosenthal who hit from the slot to give Ohio State a three-goal lead.

Minnesota State managed to score at 5:34 into the second period, but it would be the only goal Ohio State was willing to give up in the game.

In typical Buckeye fashion, the team came out of the second intermission hungry and scored four goals in the final stanza. Madison Bizal lit the Ohio State light at 2:12 into the third period, sending the puck high to restore the Buckeyes’ three-goal lead over the Mavericks. Just over seven minutes into the period, Paetyn Levis fired a shot which MSU’s Calla Frank initially saved. The puck escaped behind Frank and Liz Schepers fought to send it back to the blue plain. The puck eventually defected for an Ohio State goal.

Buckeye’s last two goals came on rebound shots from Sophie Jaques. The first rebound at 15:43 went to Jenn Gardiner who fired it past Frank on the right side. For his second goal of the day, Rosenthal collected a rebound from Jaques at 18:34 for an acrobatic backhand goal on the power play to push the Buckeyes 7-1.

Amanda Thiele made her seventh consecutive start in goal for the Buckeyes this afternoon, stopping 18 shots for the Buckeyes. The victory is his ninth of the season.

Game Notes

  • To add to her already impressive season so far, Sophie Jaques is now the Ohio State record holder for points in a season by a defenseman. The senior had three assists for the Buckeyes on Saturday, taking her season tally to 47. The previous record of 45 points during the 2007-08 season was held by Olympic gold medalist Tessa Bonhomme and All -American for State of Ohio. Jaques continues to lead the team in points and assists (31) this season.
  • A total of 11 Ohio State skaters scored a point in Saturday’s game. Six Buckeyes scored a goal, including Lexi Templeman, Jenna Buglioni, Madison Bizal, Liz Schepers, Jenn Gardiner and Gabby Rosenthal, who scored two.
  • Rosenthal’s four-point game (2-2-4), a team high, is a career high. The native of Blaine, Minn. tied his career high of two assists in a single contest for the third time. She’s tied with Buglioni and Jaques for most goals scored this season for Ohio State with 16.
  • Bizal recorded a goal and an assist for the second time this season and recorded his eighth multi-point game of the year.
  • Buglioni and Schepers lead the team with a five-game point streak. Schepers has scored in 16 of the team’s last 17 games while Buglioni has scored in nine of the Buckeyes’ last 10 outings.
  • Ohio State scored its last goal of the day on the power play, finishing the weekend 3-5 on the power play. The team went 1-8 shorthanded against the Mavericks.
  • With seven goals against Minnesota State, Ohio State has scored at least five goals against opponents 13 times this season.
  • Saturday’s win is the 21st for the Buckeyes this season, the second-biggest single-season win in program history.

Statistically speaking
Strokes: Ohio State 47, Minnesota State 19
Checked in : Minnesota State (Frank) 40, Ohio State (Thiele) 18
Power play: Ohio State 1-2, Minnesota State 1-4
Face to face : Ohio State 30, Minnesota State 17
Ohio State Score: Rosenthal (2-2-4), Schepers (1-2-3), Jaques (0-3-3), Bizal (0-2-2), DeGeorge (0-2-2), Buglioni (1-0 -1), Gardiner (1-0-1), Templeman (1-0-1), Hauswirth (0-1-1), Lévis (0-1-1), Saekkinen (0-1-1)


Ohio State continues its Minnesota road trip with St. Cloud State next. The team faces a quick turnaround as the Buckeyes and Huskies are scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday.


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