Women's hockey | Ohio State takes series over Minnesota State to proceed to WCHA Final Faceoff

The Ohio State University Ice Rink [File photo]

Liz Schepers scored the only goal Ohio State needed as Andrea Braendli held off Minnesota State in the Buckeyes’ 1-0 win on Saturday.

The win secured a trip to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Faceoff in Minnesota after the Buckeyes took the first two games over the Mavericks to end the best-of-three series early.

With the two wins, Ohio State’s record improved to 22-8-6 (13-6-5).

On Friday, Emma Maltais scored the winning goal on a third-period power play to lead Ohio State to a 4-2 victory. Maltais made it 3-2 at 5:37 of the third and Liz Schepers added a power-play goal at 14:04 for Ohio State.