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Evan Marinofsky | | February 19, 2022

No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 3 Wisconsin women's hockey, 2-1, to complete weekend sweep

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No. 2 Ohio State completed the sweep of No. 3 Wisconsin on Saturday, taking down the Badgers 2-1. With the win, the Buckeyes set a program-record for wins in a season with 25. 

The score made the game appear closer than it was. The Buckeyes spent the majority of Game 2 in the Badgers end, producing chances and taking advantage of Wisconsin only having three forward lines and 15 skaters. 

THE SWEEP: Check out the full series between Ohio State and Wisconsin 

Buckeyes forward Kenzie Hauswirth was the source of both Ohio State goals in the second period. 

First she finished off a pass from senior Sara Saekkinen early in the middle 20 minutes to make it 1-0. Later in the period, she stuffed a rebound into the Wisconsin net to make it 2-0. 

Despite Ohio State dominating the second period, Wisconsin ended on a high note when senior Daryl Watts picked a corner and beat OSU goalie Amanda Thiele to make it 2-1. Thiele finished with 22 saves on 23 shots. 

Ohio State outshot Wisconsin, 45-23. The only reason the Buckeyes didn’t win by more was due to Wisconsin backup netminder Cami Kronish. She finished with a spectacular 43 saves on 45 shots. 

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After the weekend sweep, Ohio State sits six points ahead of Wisconsin in the WCHA standings. 

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