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WOMEN’S HOCKEY: No. 2 Ohio State sweeps Bemidji State with 3-1 win

It was a closer contest, but still not the result the Bemidji State women’s hockey team wanted Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

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Bemidji State Beavers

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It was a closer contest, but still not the result the Bemidji State women’s hockey team wanted Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

The Beavers kept it close with No. 2 Ohio State one night after a 7-0 loss, but two first-period goals and another early in the second period proved to be too much for BSU to match. Despite adding a goal of their own late in the second, they could not add on and fell 3-1.

The Buckeyes (6-0, 6-0 WCHA) got on the board in the first when Jenna Buglioni laced in a shot at 9:01. Sophie Jaques joined the party at 15:37 to put the home team up 2-0.

In the second, Gabby Rosenthal stretched the lead with a score at 3:05.

Taylor Nelson countered for Bemidji State at 17:21 off an assist from Reece Hunt, but the Beavers couldn’t sneak any more pucks past OSU goaltender Raygan Kirk for the duration of the game.

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Kirk finished with 13 saves on 14 shots, while BSU’s Hannah Hogenson stopped 24 of 27 shots she faced.

The Beavers (1-3, 1-3 WCHA) return to the ice for a home series with Clarkson on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, at the Sanford Center.

No. 2 Ohio State 3, Bemidji State 1

BSU 0 1 0 -- 1

OSU 2 1 0 -- 3

First period -- 1, OSU GOAL, Buglioni (Gardiner), 9:01; 2, OSU GOAL, Jaques (Grant, Schepers), 15:37.

Second period -- 3, OSU GOAL, Rosenthal (Gardiner), 3:05; 4, BSU GOAL, Nelson (Hunt), 17:21.

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Saves -- Hogenson (BSU) 24; Kirk (OSU) 13.

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