We're counting: 55 stopped shots earns OSU's Kassidy Sauve Player of the Week

Kassidy Sauve writes her blog so she can look back on her college experiences and the people she meets at Ohio State.

The redshirt sophomore posted back-to-back shutouts over Penn State this past weekend to add a few more posts if she wants, including that she is the ASN Player of the Week.

Sauve, from Whitby, Ontario, turned back all 26 shots she faced in a 6-0 win on Saturday and all 29 in a 5-0 win Friday. It marks the second time this season the Buckeyes have held a team scoreless over a weekend series and gives them a 10-10-2 record heading into this weekend’s games against Bemidji State.

Sauve finished with a perfect 6-0 record against non-conference opponents, a .994 save percentage and a microscopic 0.17 goals against average in those games. Ohio State outscored its non-conference opponents 24-1 this regular season.

Sauve’s success is a comeback story in itself. After starting 20 games as a freshman and compiling a 9-11-0 record with a .925 save percentage with three shutouts, she learned she needed double hip surgery. In an entry titled “But who’s counting?” Sauve posted that it was 581 days she had to sit and recover.

You can follow her blog here.

Dave Dondoneau is a freelance writer based in Honolulu. Follow him on Twitter at @DakotaHi.

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