Austin Pooley, Matt Miller and Mason Jobst each scored goals to lead Ohio State to a 3-1 win over Mercyhurst on Friday night in Value City Arena.
Brendon Kearney added two assists for the Buckeyes (10-4-3), and Jobst also had an assist. Ohio State, which took 44 shots to 20 for Mercyhurst (8-9-2), also killed off six power plays.
Goaltender Sean Romeo made 20 saves for the Buckeyes.
The teams play again Saturday at 8 p.m.