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.
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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.
Men’s Swimming & Diving
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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