|1st||4:43||OSU||1-0||EV||Julianna Iafallo (8)||Jincy Dunne/10, Emma Maltais/13|
|1st||11:59||RMU||1-1||EV||Lexi Templeman (5)||Maggie Lague/9, Caitlyn Sadowy/2|
|2nd||9:30||OSU||2-1||EV||Emma Maltais (8)||Lauren Boyle/9, Lisa Bruno/2|
|3rd||5:18||RMU||2-2||EV||Brittany Howard (16)||Amber Rennie/6, Leah Carey/2|
|OT||1:36||RMU||3-2||PP GW||Brittany Howard (17)||Maggie Lague/10, Amber Rennie/7|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|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)||61:36||3||19||5||14||0||38|
|Robert Morris Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||OT||Saves|
|Elijah Milne-Price (W, 9-1-2)||61:36||2||5||11||8||0||24|
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.