Ohio State will close out the regular-season at Notre Dame next week. The teams will meet at noon Sunday (April 27) in South Bend, Ind. The following week, the Buckeyes will head to Birmingham, Mich., for the GWLL tournament May 2/4.
Kevin Buchanan, who leads the Buckeyes with a career-best 35 goals and 58 points, now has 157 (88g, 69a) points as a Buckeye to rank fourth in program history. He is sixth in career assists. Buchanan is on a 41-game scoring streak (84-65-148), has multiple points in each of his last 24 games and is on a 21-game goal-scoring streak. He has at least five points in each of his last six games. His six goals topped the then-career high tying five he had vs. North Carolina last weekend and vs. Hobart March 4, 2006. The nine points are a career best, toppping the eight he had vs. Air Force April 23, 2006.
Joel Dalgarno is first on the team with 27 assists and ranks second with 57 points, both career highs. He is second with a career-best 30 goals. He now has 83 goals, 65 assists and 148 points for the Scarlet and Gray. He ranks seventh (tied) in program history in points and is seventh in career assists.
Buchanan’s 58 points this season are the 10th-highest single-season total in program history. Dalgarno’s 57 points rank 10th (tied) in a single season, tying Jonathan Rubin (1983). It is the second 50-point season for Dalgarno, who had 50 points a year ago.
The Buckeyes scored 20 goals for the second time this season, matching the 20 they put up vs. Bellarmine April 2. The team is averaging 13.83 goals a game this season and has 11 or more goals in each of the last nine games, with 14 or more in each of the last five.
Jeff Ryan had his goal-scoring streak stopped at 10 but extended his scoring streak to 11. He is second on the team with 33 points this season and ranks third with 12 assists.
Peet Poillon extended his scoring streak to nine but was held to just one point for the first time in the stretch. He has at least one point in all but one game this year.
Mario Ventiquattro extended his goal streak to five, with 12 goals over the stretch. He now has 20 points this season, the sixth Buckeye to hit the mark.
James Green is on a five-game scoring streak and had a career-best four points in the win vs. the Pioneers. He matched his personal best of three goals, set twice before (at Denver last season, vs. Quinnipiac March 29).