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Ohio State battles Colgate in a 4-4 draw – Ohio State Buckeyes

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Columbus, Ohio — In their first non-conference matchup of the season, Ohio State’s No. 1 women drew 4-4 with No. 6 Colgate on Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink. While the game officially stands as a tie, they won the Buckeyes (12-1-2, 12-1-1 WCHA) made the shootout in seven rounds with goals from Lauren Bernard and Makenna Webster and six saves from goaltender Amanda Thiele.

How it happened

Gabby Rosenthal didn’t miss a beat after returning from the 2022 Rivalry Series USA vs. Canada, scoring the Buckeyes’ first goal at 5:57. Lauren Bernard and Jenn Gardiner earned the assists for the opening goal.

Just 1:39 later, Kenzie Hauswirth put another past Colgate goaltender Kayle Osborne to put Ohio State’s lead 2-0. She was joined by Brook Bink and Madison Bizal.

The Raiders scored 17-11 in the first half to halve Ohio State’s lead with a Kassy Betinol goal. The Buckeyes went into the locker room 2-1 at the first break.

Rosenthal started the second half with another goal and finished again with Gardiner and Bernard. This time, she scored just 1:21 in the second frame to restore Ohio State’s two-goal lead.

Colgate went on to score back-to-back goals – one at 4:25 from Danielle Serdachny and the second at 9:58 from Kaitlyn O’Donohoe – to level the game 3-3 in the second half.

Ohio State took the lead at 6:45 p.m. that half thanks to a Jenna Buglioni goal to go into the second break by a point. Buglioni’s goal, which would be the final of the day at Ohio State, was assisted by Rosenthal and Jacques.

The Raiders scored the only goal of the third period at 14:29 to tie 4-4. The teams struggled through five minutes of 3-on-3 overtime, but after 65 total minutes of play the game ended in a draw. Ohio State goaltender Amanda Thiele made three saves in overtime to secure the tie.

The teams played a best-of-three shootout that went over seven rounds. Colgate’s Serdachny scored in the second round but Bernard forced the penalty shootout away with a goal in the third round. Makenna Webster ended the game in the seventh round, scoring her penalty kick to win the shootout for the Buckeyes. Thiele stopped six of seven shots to secure the win.

game notes

  • Rosenthal led the team back with three points (2G, 1A) in her first game since playing with Team USA in the November 2022 Rivalry Series games. The Rivalry Series marked her debut with the national team.
  • Amanda Thiele starred in her first shootout on Friday night. The junior made six stops to help the Buckeyes win the shootout 2-1.
  • Friday marked the third time this season that Ohio State has played an overtime game. The team is now 1-0-2 in overtime contests and 2-0 in Shootouts of the Year.
  • Bernard recorded her first multi-point game of the season with two assists on the day, while Jenn Gardiner had her fourth and Rosenthal her third.
  • Bernard also led the team with four blocked shots.
  • Emma Peschel and Rosenthal posted a team-high of +3 for Ohio State.
  • The Buckeyes continue to overtake their opponents, this time by a 52-21 lead.
  • Sophie Jaques’ team-best points streak was extended to eight games with an assist in the competition.

Statistically speaking
Total shots: State of Ohio 85, Colgate 44
Saves: Colgate (Osborne) 48, Ohio State (Thiele) 17
power play: Colgate 1-2, Ohio State 0-4
Faceoffs: State of Ohio 43, Colgate 22
Rating in the State of Ohio: Rosenthal (2-1-3), Bernard (0-2-2), Gardiner (0-2-2), Buglioni (1-0-1), Hauswirth (1-0-1), Bink (0-1 ). -1), Bizal (0-1-1), Jacques (0-1-1)


The second game between Ohio State and Colgate and the Buckeyes’ last home game of 2022 is scheduled for tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. Admission and parking for the Ohio State women’s hockey games at the OSU Ice Rink are free.