No. 7 UMD women’s hockey falls in WCHA Final Face-Off semifinals to No. 1 Ohio State

On Friday the seventh ranked University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey team fell in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Final Face-Off semifinals to number one Ohio State University 2-1 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

After a scoreless first period the Buckeyes put away two goals in the second to lead 2-0 after two frames. UMD pulled their goalie with under three minutes left in the game allowing Nina Jobst-Smith to score and put the Bulldogs on the board.

OSU would hang on to win 2-1 and advance to the Final Face-off championship Saturday. They’ll face the winner of Friday night’s No. 6 Wisconsin versus No. 3 Minnesota match.

OSU beat UMD 3-2 to claim the 2021-2022 national title last March at Penn State.

Additionally, during Friday’s game Naomi Rogge became the all-time career games played record holder at UMD with 166.