2/8-10 – Ohio State opened up its season at the Red and Black Showcase in Athens, GA this weekend. On Sunday afternoon, Ohio State defeated Winthrop 4-3 in eight innings after a bases loaded hit-by-pitch. After the win, the Buckeyes were crowned tournament champions after posting a 4-1 record for the weekend. On Saturday, the Buckeyes defeated the No. 8 Georgia Bulldogs 5-4 in extra innings and on Friday, they defeated Elon 10-2.
2/8 – The No. 20 Buckeyes posted a season best score, but fell to No. 5 Michigan 196.925-196.250. Aly Marohn tied for the vault event title with a career best 9.900, while Sarah Miller tied for the beam title with a score of 9.875.
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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.