Tre Leclaire scored three goals and freshman Justin Inacio won a career high 19 faceoffs, but Ohio State dropped a 13-10 decision to Johns Hopkins in a Big Ten game in Baltimore.
After playing the Blue Jays (8-2, 2-0) to a 5-5 tie in the first half, Ohio State (5-6, 0-2) gave up five third-quarter goals and wasn't able to dig out of a 10-7 deficit in the final 15 minutes. Facing a four-goal deficit with less than six minutes remaining, the Buckeyes scored twice in a 25-second span to draw to within two, but that's as close as the score got.
Johns Hopkins jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the opening period, but a faceoff win by Inacio led to a transition goal from fellow freshman Jackson Reid at the 10:07 mark, followed by Leclaire's first goal of the day at 8:39 to cut the Blue Jays' lead to 3-2. Colby Smith converted a man-up opportunity to tie the score at 3-3 after the opening 15 minutes.
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Ohio State's Omari DeBerry and Reid found the back of the net in the final three minutes of the second quarter to tie the score at 5 entering halftime. DeBerry assisted on Reid's goal, giving him the first two points of his Ohio State career.
The Buckeyes and Blue Jays traded goals in the first four minutes of the third quarter, and Austin Seiple tied the score at 6 off a feed from JT Bugliosi. From there, Johns Hopkins scored four times in the quarter to open a 10-7 lead.
The Blue Jays built their largest lead at 11-7 after Cole Williams scored the third of his four goals on the day, and Johns Hopkins built another four-goal cushion (12-8) when Terefenko and Leclaire scored back to back and cut the deficit to two.
The Buckeyes' next game is Saturday at 11 a.m. against Michigan at Ohio Stadium.