The Canisius men’s hockey team lost at Ohio State, 3-1, on Saturday. The Buckeyes scored an empty-netter with 1.5 seconds left in the game. The Griffs controlled the tempo in the second half of the game, but couldn’t get shots through as Ohio State blocked 20 shots.
Junior forward Mitch McCrank scored his first goal of the season to bring the Griffins within 2-1 with 12:11 left in the second period.
Canisius had 23 shots on goal while Ohio State put 29 shots on goalie Tony Capobianco.
“Our team really took over the last 30 minutes of the game from the faceoff circle on out,” said coach Dave Smith. “We just weren’t able to get that one puck through to pull even. I’m looking forward to replicating that effort and desperate poise in the last half of the game during conference play.”
Neither team scored on its power play. Canisius was 0-4 with the man advantage while Ohio State was 0-3.
The Griffs were coming off Friday night’s 3-0 loss to the Buckeyes. The win for Ohio State moved it to 8-4 overall.
The Griffs (2-7) host RIT on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL: Canisius picked up a four-set win over Quinnipiac to improve to 11-17. The Griffs took the match, 25-2, 21-21, 24-26, 25-12.
Sophomore Rachel Kline leading the way with 11 kills. Senior Emily Elek added nine kills of her own, with freshman Lauren Siebert chipping in seven.
MEN’S HOCKEY: Kevin Carr made 43 saves as Buffalo State netted a third-period goal to earn a 1-1 tie with Plattsburgh, the No. 1-ranked team in the nation in the D3Hockey.com national poll.
The Cardinals opened the scoring just over five minutes into the game, and neither team scored again until the Bengals netted the equalizer in the opening minutes of the third period.
Senior Kyle Whipple (Kenmore West) froze a Cardinal defender one-on-one and then ripped a wrist shot into the upper corner for his second of the season with an assist from Billy Strakosch.
SWIMMING: The St. Bonaventure women earned their first victory defeating Little Three rival Canisius, 149-94, in the Reilly Center. Sophomore Shannon Haberman won the 1,000 freestyle in 10:42.14. Freshman Tanja Kirmse took the 200 free in 1:55.46. The St. Bonaventure men also beat Canisius, 129-112 Bona’s next meete is the Akron Invitational on Dec. 6