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Buckeyes top Bulldogs in OT, win first half of national championship rematch

Clara Van Wieren and Maggie Flaherty scored tying goals for Minnesota Duluth, however, Jenna Boglioni struck for Ohio State late in overtime in Columbus.

Women's college hockey teams play game in arena
Minnesota Duluth forward Clara Van Wieren (25) skates with the puck against Minnesota State at Amsoil Arena on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Duluth.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 1-ranked Ohio State took two out of three points in the first half of a national championship rematch, beating No. 4 Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in overtime on Friday in WCHA play at the OSU Ice Rink.

The Buckeyes beat the Bulldogs 3-2 in the 2022 NCAA title game at Penn State last spring. UMD and OSU will meet again at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Junior wing Clara Van Wieren and fifth-year senior defenseman Maggie Flaherty scored for the Bulldogs while fifth-year senior Emma Soderberg made 29 saves. Van Wieren tied the game 1-1 at the 13:55 mark of the second period with her first goal of the season, while the second of the season for Flaherty knotted the game 2-2 with 12:04 left in regulation.

Junior forward Jenna Boglioni scored twice for the Buckeyes, including the game-winning goal on a solo breakaway with a minute remaining in 3-on-3 overtime. She also scored OSU’s first goal of the night on the power play 1:29 into the second period.

UMD and OSU generated just three shots on goal each in a tight first period before OSU took charge in the second, taking a 2-1 lead into the third period by outshooting UMD 17-6.


The Buckeyes initially led 3-1 in the second period, however, video review overturned an OSU goal that was clearly knocked into the UMD net with a high stick in the final minute of the period.

Senior forward Jennifer Gardiner gave Ohio State a 2-1 lead with 2:44 left in the second period.

OSU junior goaltender Amanda Thiele finished with 15 saves on 17 shots.

Co-host of the Bulldog Insider Podcast and college hockey reporter for the Duluth News Tribune and The Rink Live covering the Minnesota Duluth men's and women's hockey programs.
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