After opening the season with four straight nonconference wins, Wisconsin's women's hockey team has opened the WCHA season 0-3.
The Badgers outshot Ohio State 36-18 but fell 3-2 Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center in Madison, dropping their third consecutive home conference game.
The Buckeyes earned their first win of the season and moved to 1-4-0 in the WCHA and overall. Ohio State opened the season with with four consecutive losses to top-ranked Minnesota and three-time defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth.
Ohio State led Saturday's game from the very beginning. Just eight seconds into the first period, Buckeye Heather Farrell beat Badger netminder Meghan Horras to give Ohio State the early 1-0 lead. The teams settled down from there, but Ohio State moved out to a 2-0 lead with a goal from Jaclyn Haines just one minute and 17 seconds into the second period.
Just five and a half minutes later, Wisconsin captain Carla MacLeod set up sophomore forward Sharon Cole's power-play goal to draw the Badgers within 2-1.
Ohio State, though, answered with less than four minutes left in the second period when Tessa Bonhomme tallied a power play goal.
The Badgers took the majority of the shots from start to finish and really poured it on in the third period, outshooting Ohio State 15-1. Buckeye goaltender Melissa Glaser, though, was very strong in net. Glaser made 14 saves in the third period, finally yielding a goal with just 16 seconds left in the game when Molly Engstrom found the net for Wisconsin.
The Badgers and Buckeyes take to the ice again Sunday at 2:05 in the Kohl Center. Fans can skate with the Badgers following the game.
Score by period
Shots on goal by period
Ohio State: Melissa Glaser, 34
Wisconsin: Meghan Horras, 15