Ohio State Defeated in Overtime by Robert Morris, 3-2

Freshman forward Emma Maltais scored a goal and an assist for the Buckeyes
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 4:43  OSU1-0 EV Julianna Iafallo (8)Jincy Dunne/10, Emma Maltais/13
1st 11:59  RMU1-1 EV Lexi Templeman (5)Maggie Lague/9, Caitlyn Sadowy/2
2nd 9:30  OSU2-1 EV Emma Maltais (8)Lauren Boyle/9, Lisa Bruno/2
3rd 5:18  RMU2-2 EV Brittany Howard (16)Amber Rennie/6, Leah Carey/2
OT 1:36  RMU3-2 PP GW Brittany Howard (17)Maggie Lague/10, Amber Rennie/7
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Ohio State  11002
Robert Morris  10113
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Ohio State  6128026
Robert Morris  20515141
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ohio State (11-3-2)  0/2 6/12 0
Robert Morris (10-2-2)  1/6 2/4 0
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Kassidy Sauvé (L, 9-3-2)61:363 19514038
Robert Morris Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Elijah Milne-Price (W, 9-1-2)61:362 5118024

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The No. 5 Ohio State University women's ice hockey team nearly pulled off the sweep, but the No. 9 Robert Morris University Colonials rallied to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday at the RMU Island Sports Center.

The Buckeyes (11-3-2, 8-2-2 WCHA) once again struck first when Julianna Iafallo lit the lamp for the eighth time this season, giving OSU the 1-0 lead just 4:43 into the game. Jincy Dunne and Emma Maltais earned assists on the goal. The Colonials evened things up with a goal from Lexi Templeman with just over eight minutes left in the period. With less than a minute left in the frame, Iafallo went to the penalty box for hooking, giving RMU a power play heading into the second period.

OSU killed the penalty to open the period, and finally regained the lead on a Maltais goal with 10:30 to play in the second. Lauren Boyle and Lisa Bruno tallied assists on the goal. RMU kept shooting, but could not tie the game as the Buckeyes took a 2-1 lead into the third.

In the third, the Colonials evened the score on a Brittany Howard goal, making it 2-2 with 14:22 to play in regulation. Both teams notched a flurry of shots attempting to end it in regulation, but neither could finish the job in 60 minutes.

Howard scored the game winner for Robert Morris just 1:36 into overtime, giving Ohio State its first non-conference loss since January 3, 2016, a 3-2 loss to Penn State.

Maltais finished with two points, while five different Buckeyes notched a point in the game. Kassidy Sauvé made 38 saves on the day.

The Buckeyes head home to host St. Cloud State next weekend. That series gets underway on Friday at 6:07 p.m. ET at the OSU Ice Rink.