SOUTH BEND – The Buckeyes traveled to Notre Dame this past weekend for the second regular season Great Lakes division tournament. The division standings after this tournament determine the seeding for the division championship on October 21-22, 2017 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
To start the tournament, the Scarlet (A) Buckeyes faced in-state opponent Cincinnati. After trading goals in the early minutes of the game, the Buckeyes pulled away to win 13-4. Ohio State's second game of the day would be against undefeated No. 20 Notre Dame. The Buckeyes jumped out to an early 3-1 lead and never looked back. Behind strong team defense, the Buckeyes defeated the Irish 10-5. In their final game of the day, the Buckeyes matched up with Illinois State and won 10-1 to finish the regular season undefeated. This ensures Ohio State will have the top seed headed into division championships.
The Gray (B) Buckeyes began the weekend with a game versus Miami (OH). The Buckeyes used their youth and speed to jump out to a sizable lead, but the Redhawks clawed their way back into the game and tied it late in the fourth. After three overtime periods, the Buckeyes fell to the Redhawks, 12-13. The next game for the Buckeyes was reigning conference champion No. 8 Grand Valley. Unable to match up with the experienced Lakers, the Buckeyes lost 4-18. To close the regular season, the Buckeyes met the Flyers on Sunday morning and won convincingly 11-3. The Gray Buckeyes finish the regular season 2-6 in conference play and will likely be the seventh seed at division championships.
The Buckeyes' next action will be the 2017 CWPA Great Lakes Division Championship on Oct. 21-22, hosted by Ohio State at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Teams will be playing for a berth at the 2017 CWPA Collegiate Club National Championship on Nov. 10-12, hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.