It’s a slow period for Ohio State’s non-revenue sports.
Fall sports are completed while some winter sports teams are taking an extended break.
However, the OSU men’s and women’s hockey teams have played on, with mixed results. The men’s team is 8-6 overall and 0-2 in the first season of Big Ten hockey. The “Buck-ice” had won five straight before losing two in a row to TTUN. Ugh.
Ryan Dzingel leads a group of four with double-digit points. He has nine goals and nine assists for 18 points. Max McCormick has seven goals and nine assists and Alex Szczechura has four goals and 12 assists, good for 16 points each. Tanner Fritz has a pair of goals and 13 assists for 15 points.
Some help in goal may be on the way.
OSU has signed United States Hockey League standout Christian Frey. He is expected to enroll for spring semester and be eligible to play when OSU returns to action Dec. 28 against Mercyhurst. The USHL is the top amateur junior league in the US.
Frey has a 9-3-1 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.
The women’s team continues to play hard but is struggling, sitting at 5-11-2 overall and 2-9-2 in the league. OSU is 2-7 in it’s last nine and takes a much-needed break until the new year.
Twins Sara and Kari Schmitt lead the team in scoring. Sara has four goals and 10 assists for 14 points while Kari has four goals and eight assists for 12 points. Ally Tarr also has 12 points on a pair of goals and 10 assists.
1/25 – No. 5 Ohio State placed second at the Metroplex Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday with a score of 429.400. They finished second behind No. 4 Oklahoma. The Buckeyes won event titles in floor exercises and the vault. They also had two individual titles as Danny Steiner won the floor exercises while John Laing won the pommel horse.
Men’s Ice Hockey
1/25-26 – The Buckeyes defeated Lake Superior State twice this weekend. On Friday, they won 3-2 after goals by Riley Simpson, Curtis Gedig, and Tanner Fritz. Goalie Brady Hjelle had 34 saves for the Bucks. On Saturday, Ohio State won 6-1 against the Lakers. The Buckeyes got points from 12 players and Hjelle had 30 saves in the game.
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12/28 & 12/29 – The Buckeyes fell to the No. 5 Miami Redhawks by a score of 1-0 at the Three Rivers Classic on 12/28. OSU goalie Brady Hjelle had 25 saves in the game as the Buckeyes were shut out for the first time all season. Despite out-shooting Miami 29-26, the Buckeyes could not find a way to tie Curtiz McKenzie’s third period goal for the Redhawks. After the loss, the Buckeyes faced Penn State the next day (12/29) and fell 5-4. Sophomore Ryan Dzingel had his first hat trick for the Buckeyes in the loss, and goalie Collin Olson had 32 saves for OSU.
1/4 – The No. 4 Buckeyes dropped a 22-9 decision to the No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari, and Peter Capone led Ohio State with wins at 141, 149, & heavyweight respectively. Of the seven matches the Buckeyes lost, four of them were by four points or fewer. Ohio State will return to conference action on Sunday (1/6) at 3 pm against No. 15 Northwestern in Evanston.
Men’s Ice Hockey
The men’s ice hockey team dropped a 3-2 game to Robert Morris on Friday night (12/7). Max McCormick and Matt Johnson scored for the Buckeyes. On Saturday (12/8), Ohio State rallied to tie Robert Morris 2-2. Devon Krogh and Craig Dalrymple scored for the scarlet and gray while goalie Brady Hjelle had 37 saves.
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The No. 10 Buckeyes posted their fourth consecutive win at the OSU Invitational last Saturday. Ohio State finished with 1,306 points, followed by 5th ranked Florida with 997.5 points. Shane Miszkiel led the way for the Buckeyes in diving, finishing the platform finals with a total score of 363.10. Jason Schnur had three victories in the invitational, including a win in the 100 freestyle with a season best time of 43.31.
Women’s Ice Hockey
The Buckeyes defeated the Rochester Institute of Technology by a score of 3-1 on Saturday (12/8). Hokey Langan, Minttu Tuominen, and Tina Hollowell all posted goals for Ohio State, now 13-5-1 on the season.
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The No. 16 Buckeyes finished third at the Ohio State Invitational last weekend with a total of 589 points. No. 11 Florida won the event with an overall score of 837 points followed by No. 6 Stanford with 815 points. Twenty-two Buckeyes finished with one or more NCAA “B” time standards and 18 made it to one or more championship finals.
Spotlight on: Ohio State Women’s Volleyball
The No. 15 Ohio State women’s volleyball team defeated No. 21 Purdue on Friday night 3-0. in West Lafayette. Senior Mari Hole had 17 kills and 10 digs en route to her sixteenth double-double of the season.
In the first set, Purdue led 11-4 before the Buckeyes cut the lead to 11-9 after a 5 point run. The set was tied at 14-14 before a few Purdue miscues allowed Ohio State to take a 17-15 lead. A 4 point run gave the Buckeyes a 21-17 lead, and an Emily Danks block would give them the set 25-19.
An early Boilermaker run in the second set was quelled by a few errors on their part that led to Ohio State taking a 7-6 lead. Later in the set, a Hole kill gave the Buckeyes a 24-19 lead, but the Boilermakers fought back to tie it up. Eventually, the Buckeyes won 29-27 to go ahead 2-0.
The third set was all Ohio State. They took an early 10-2 lead before another 7-0 run gave them a 17-5 advantage. A Danks service ace eventually gave the Buckeyes a 24-10 lead and a Kaitlyn Leary kill sealed it for them at 25-11.
The Buckeyes played again on Saturday, defeating Indiana in Bloomington 3-1. Hole became the 20th Buckeye in the program’s history to notch 1,000 kills. She finished with 24 for the match. The win improved Ohio State’s record to 22-8 overall and 13-5 in the Big Ten.
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