Over the weekend, the Buckeyes hosted the last regular season games for the Great Lakes division. The Scarlet team went 4-0 while the Gray team went 3-1 to finish second and seventh in the conference, respectively.
The first game for the Buckeyes saw the Scarlet team taking on the University of Chicago. A deep bench allowed the Buckeyes to easily pull away, winning 21-5. Next up was the Gray team, who played in-state foe Xavier University. It was a hard fought battle but the Buckeyes pulled out a 10-8 win.
In the evening, the Gray team matched up against Illinois State, the third seeded team in the conference. After tying 3-3 in the first half, the Redbirds would pull away, and the Gray team fell 5-11. Scarlet would end the day with a 17-2 win over a Loyola University team that had no subs.
Early Sunday morning, the Gray team met University of Chicago. Eager to get back on track, the Buckeyes played hard and won 9-7, which included a buzzer beater goal from goalie Tyler McKenna. Next, the Scarlet team would face the Redbirds of Illinois State. Wanting to assert their dominance, the Scarlet team relentlessly attacked the Redbirds, resulting in a 19-5 victory. Due to Miami forfeiting their last game, the Scarlet team received a 5-0 forfeit victory to end the weekend.
The Gray team would end the weekend against an exhausted Loyola University, winning 20-5.
Gray team goalie, Tyler McKenna, would earn Player of the week honors for his stellar play over the weekend.
The Buckeyes will now make their final preparations for the Great Lakes Division Championship on November 5-6 at the University of Notre Dame. With the Scarlet team seeded second and the Gray team seeded seventh, they will open up the weekend against each other.