Mason Jobst had a goal and two assists, and the Ohio State men's hockey team opened a best-of-three Big Ten quarterfinal series with a 6-1 victory over Michigan State on Friday night at Value City Arena.

Jobst, Sasha Larocque, John Wiitala and Christian Lampasso scored in the third period for the No. 6 Buckeyes (22-8-5), who blew open a 2-1 game against the Spartans (12-21-2). Sean Romeo had 18 saves for Ohio State.

Tanner Laczynski began the scoring in the first period on assists from Jobst and Wyatt Ege. Patrick Khodorenko equalized in the second for the Spartans before Matthew Weis gave the Buckeyes a 2-1 lead entering the second intermission, setting the stage for a wild final frame.

The Buckeyes and Spartans will play today at 7 p.m. at Value City Arena. 

Baseball

Brady Cherry's three-run homer highlighted a five-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth inning that sentl Ohio State (6-3) past Nicholls State 6-3 at Blue Wahoos Stadiun in Pensacola, Florida.

Kobie Foppe had two hits and two RBI for Ohio State, which erased an early 1-0 deficit against the Colonels (1-8). Starting pitcher Connor Curlis (2-0) struck out seven in six innings and Seth Kinker earned his second save of the season and 11th of his career.

Men's lacrosse

John Wagner scored with 1:18 left in overtime to give No. 18 Marquette an 8-7 victory over No. 4 Ohio State at Wisner Stadium in Pontiac, Michigan, in the Midwest Lacrosse Classic.

Jack Jasinski and Lukas Buckley each scored twice for the Buckeyes (4-1), who got 10 saves from goalie Matthew Smidt. The Golden Eagles (3-0) won despite being held scoreless for the final 16:32 of regulation.

Women's gymnastics

No. 21 Ohio State had its five-meet win streak snapped by No. 9 Kentucky in a 196.850-195.725 loss in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jamie Stone posted the highest score by the Buckeyes on beam this season with a career-high 9.9, which earned third place. Janelle McClelland was third on the vault (9.825) and floor exercise (9.825).