The No. 23 Buckeyes box hockey workforce is again at the highway this weekend to play two top-25 convention opponents, taking a look to soar again from 3 immediately losses.
Ohio State (3-3, 0-1 Big Ten) heads to (*23*), New Jersey, to face off in opposition to No. 19 Rutgers (5-3, 1-0 Big Ten) Friday. Then, the Buckeyes forestall in State College, Pennsylvania, to tackle No. 6 Penn State (6-1, 1-0 Big Ten) Sunday.
The Buckeyes misplaced to Maryland Sept.16 and Wake Forest Sunday, however senior again Delaney Lawler stated the Buckeyes are inspired via their efficiency in opposition to earlier top-25 groups.
“We truly showed ourselves that we can compete with anybody,” Lawler stated. “Two losses over the weekend are not the results we wanted, but come time when the results really, really will matter, we can play with anybody.”
The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 3-2 additional time win over Big Ten opponent Michigan State Friday and a 5-4 win in opposition to Delaware Sunday.
Rutgers redshirt sophomore goaltender Sophia Howard has 4.13 saves according to recreation this season, which is 3rd within the Big Ten. Buckeyes junior goaltender Abby Danson is ranked first within the Big Ten with 4.5 saves according to recreation.
Rutgers’ most sensible scorer is graduate midfielder Marique Dieudonne, with seven issues, 3 targets and one lend a hand at the season.
Head trainer Jarred Martin stated he realizes the significance of the video games arising this weekend.
“It’s early in Big Ten play,” Martin stated. “These are key games coming up that I think are going to help kind of steer this season one way or another. I want to make sure that we’re leaving that field knowing we’ve prepared, we’re ready to go and we can execute against any of those opponents.”
The Nittany Lions are on a five-game win streak and play Michigan State Friday sooner than website hosting the Buckeyes Sunday.
Junior ahead Sophia Gladieux is main the Nittany Lions of their sizzling get started with 19 issues coming from 8 targets and 3 assists. She ranks 2d within the Big Ten in targets scored this season.
Lawler stated the Buckeyes are in a position to turn out themselves this weekend in opposition to two nice groups.
“Maybe they’re kind of taking us a little bit lightly after the scores that we’ve put up,” Lawler stated. “So just coming in knowing that we’re going to play hard, and we get into someone else’s home and kind of be the bad guy.”
The Buckeyes’ recreation in opposition to Rutgers will likely be Friday at 3 p.m., and Ohio State will tackle Penn State Sunday at midday. Both video games will likely be to be had to watch on BTN+.