Over Labor Day weekend, the team hosted the Buckeye Invitational and ended the weekend undefeated. The first game of the season saw the Buckeyes taking on Bowling Green State University and won easily, 20-3. In the second game of the day, the Buckeyes were up against the division 3 national champion, Washington University in St. Louis, and defeated them 13-5. This ended day one of the tournament, and the Buckeyes went to sleep dreaming of beating the Wolverines in the morning!
The showdown between Ohio State and Michigan on Sunday morning proved to be an exciting match up. A close game until the end, regulation ended with the teams tied 5-5 going into a shootout. Led by outstanding goalkeeping by Michael "Hollywood" Smith and four bar-ins by the shooters, the Buckeyes were victorious, winning the shootout 4-2.
The Buckeyes have their first CWPA tournament October 19-20, where they will play the top teams in the Great Lakes Division (Grand Valley, Notre Dame, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Miami) vying for the top seed at the division championships on Halloween weekend at Ohio State!