Women’s Hockey: No. 9 Ohio Condition drops conference semifinal 3-2 to No. 2 Wisconsin, likely eliminating NCAA tournament hopes

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The Ohio Condition women’s hockey team learns mind coach Nadine Muzerall throughout a timeout in the game against Bemidji Condition on February

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The Ohio Condition women’s hockey team learns mind coach Nadine Muzerall throughout a timeout in the game against Bemidji Condition on February 8. Ohio Condition lost 3-2. Credit: Cori Wade For That Lantern

Ohio Condition women’s hockey joined the WCHA tournament semifinal likely requiring victory to possess any possibility of qualifying for that NCAA tournament.

On Saturday, Wisconsin redshirt senior forward Annie Pankowski likely dashed individuals chances having a third period goal to transmit the Badgers for their fifth-straight conference tournament championship game.

No. 9 Ohio Condition (20-13-2, 12-10-2 WCHA) dropped to No. 2 Wisconsin (31-4-2, 18-4-2 WCHA) inside a 3-2 loss that saw three lead changes Saturday within the WCHA Final Faceoff in Minneapolis.

Pankowski, the WCHA Offense of the season, scored her team-leading 22nd goal on the game-champion aided by junior forward Abby Roque fifteen minutes in to the final period.

Wisconsin tripled the Buckeyes in shot output at 42-14, that was its fifth-straight game of year dominating Ohio Condition in shot discrepancy.

Just four Buckeyes attempted several shot hanging around, while 12 Badgers had multiple shot attempts.

Ohio Condition newcomer goalkeeper Andrea Braendli, the WCHA leader in save percentage at .939, stopped 39 shots in the NCAA’s second-greatest scoring team, however it wouldn’t be sufficient for that Buckeyes.

Badgers’ redshirt junior goalkeeper Kristen Campbell earned her NCAA-leading 31st win among her WCHA Goalie of the season campaign.

Wisconsin battled away from a couple-1 second period deficit to finish the sport with two unanswered goals within the final 21 minutes.

A hooking penalty on Ohio Condition senior forward Jacyn Reeves permitted the Badgers an initial period power play chance that Wisconsin newcomer forward Britta Curl converted ten minutes in to the action.

Curl’s 21st goal of year came aided by junior defenseman Mekenzie Steffen on Wisconsin’s first shot from the power play.

Wisconsin joined the sport most abundant in power play goals within the WCHA with 28 on 112 possibilities, as the Buckeyes lead the conference with 7.1 penalty minutes per game.

Ohio Condition sophomore forward Tatum Skaggs retaliated eight minutes later together with her team-leading 17th goal on the rebound from the lengthy range shot by redshirt junior Jincy Dunne to go in the very first intermission locked at 1-1.

Senior forward Charly Dahlquist extended the Buckeyes’ lead when she deflected senior defenseman Lauren Boyle’s shot past Campbell 12 minutes in to the second period.

Wisconsin knotted the sport up again within the second period’s final minute with newcomer forward Sophie Shirley’s 20th goal of year to transmit the semifinal towards the third period tied at 2.

Following Pankowski’s third period strike, Ohio Condition performed by having an empty internet within the final two minutes, but with no success.

The Badgers advance towards the WCHA Final Faceoff championship game Sunday where they aim to avenge last year’s 3-1 loss to Minnesota.

The Buckeyes, who achieved their first back-to-back 20-win seasons, await Sunday’s NCAA selection show where they aspire to sneak to their second straight national tournament.

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